My Scotiabank NHL Debit Card Experience

Dimitri Filipovic
June 16 2014 10:12AM


It has now been well over two months since we introduced the concept of the Scotiabank NHL Debit Card on this platform. In that time, if you took my advice and registered you’ve not only given yourself a chance to win all sorts of snazzy little goodies, but you’ve also probably had some noteworthy encounters in the times you’ve taken it out of your wallet to see the light of day.

I know I have. 

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Canucks Army Draft Profiles: Prospects 11-15 and Honourable Mentions

Cam Charron
June 13 2014 05:13PM

So the playoffs are winding down and a Stanley Cup champion could be determined tonight, which is excellent news for teams that did not perform particularly well last season. While not being in the postseason for the first time in six years was kind of a drag, fans of the Vancouver Canucks are going to be the envy of at least 23 other teams at the NHL draft: they hold the No. 6 overall pick, the highest pick they've had since selecting Henrik Sedin 3rd overall in 1999.

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Jim Benning talks about the coaching search, trading Ryan Kesler, and the upcoming draft

Dimitri Filipovic
June 13 2014 04:46PM

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On this Friday afternoon noted socialite and extrovert Jim Benning joined Matt Sekeres and Friend of the Blog Blake Price on their Team1040 program to discuss a whole host of topics; the coaching search, the potential Ryan Kesler trade, and the upcoming entry draft all inevitably came up, and this is of note because they have been (and will continue to be) the three most talked about angles around these parts.

If you want to take the time to listen to the interview for yourself, you can do so right here. Otherwise, you can read on past the jump for a transcript of the entire segment courtesy of our very own Thomas Drance.

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STROMBABBLE: The French Bob McKenzie Speaks

Dimitri Filipovic
June 12 2014 02:52PM


The readers of this blog have spoken, and it's clear that they miss the days of "STROMBABBLE"; in a vote for what we'll file all updated Ryan Kesler trade talk under, Thomas Drance's moniker for what we used the last time a star was rumoured to be on his way out of Vancouver narrowly edged out some other potential candidates. The people want what the people want, and in the interest of fairness and transparency, that's what they'll get.

More on the latest in terms of Kesler trade talk just past the jump.

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June 10 2014 03:10PM

It’s summer at the Nation Network. All five sites’ teams missed the playoffs this season -- a new record -- so thanks guys. The annual “the Oilers missed the playoffs so Wanye goes running off into the world to backpack and pout” trip is now over. We are looking straight down the barrel of another Charity draft party and are starting to shill tickets.

The machine can't stop turning just because every single team we cover has failed epically.

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