NATION RADIO - JULY 30, 2011

NationRadio
August 01 2011 11:13PM

You know that the only way you are going to hear commercials on the podcast of NationRadio this week is if you click on the YouTube movie above then quickly close your eyes and listen to the old Molson Ad we found. Cause NationRadio is commercial free here on the Nation Network.

Until we find a way to sell advertising on it of course.

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MacTavish is the new Wolves Head Coach

Cam Davie
August 01 2011 10:53AM


I know, right? You're as surprised as we are that the Canucks and Wolves dragged this out so long.
(Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks officially announced today that Craig MacTavish will be the new head coach of the team's AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

This has likely been the worst kept secret in the NHL this off-season, but the Canucks and Wolves finally made it official today.

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The overrated value of a faceoff

Cam Charron
August 01 2011 09:23AM

 

Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a "three star" nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a tangible value.

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Mid-Day Headshots July 29th

Thomas Drance
July 29 2011 01:40PM

Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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THE NATION COMES TO EDMONTON

Jason Gregor
July 29 2011 11:39AM

Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year's camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won't be available to help Canada try and regain the gold medal after back-to-back silver medals.

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