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McDavid, Draisaitl named two of the top five NHL players by TSN
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McDavid, Draisaitl named two of the top five NHL players by TSN
A mid-season player ranking poll conducted by TSN has Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl ranked as two of the top five players in the NHL. TSN’s mid-season poll looking at the top 50 players in the league saw McDavid ranked first, and Draisiatl fourth. The remainder of the to...
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LAING: In Memoriam: Peter Chiarelli
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LAING: In Memoriam: Peter Chiarelli
Peter Chiarelli isn’t dead. He just got fired by the Edmonton Oilers one year ago today. And thus, I thought it would be good to not only look back at what was, but how things have been in the last year. Hired by the Oilers on April 24, 2015, there really isn’t a lot of...
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#NationRoadTrip to Calgary Recap
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#NationRoadTrip to Calgary Recap
Just about two weeks ago, the Nation crew and over 100 friends of ours were hopping on a Backside Tours bus and heading down to our neighbours to the south in Calgary for a hockey game. Our fourth such trip and in those four trips, our record of 1-3 has done nothing to stop fans...
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At Random: About Connor
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At Random: About Connor
Like many of you, I consider Edmonton Oilers’ captain Connor McDavid the best player on the planet. For me, it’s not even close. Like many of you, I had no idea how serious the injury he suffered to his left knee in the final game of last season was until word began to trickle out...
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Edmonton Oilers examining extensions for Archibald, Nygard, Sheahan
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Edmonton Oilers examining extensions for Archibald, Nygard, Sheahan
The Edmonton Oilers have begun examining the possibility of extending forwards Josh Archibald, Joakim Nygard and Riley Sheahan, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Wednesday. In his weekly 31 thoughts column, Friedman reported they wouldn’t be huge deals. As Mark Spector reported l...
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Mr. Holland’s Assets
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Mr. Holland’s Assets
The race in the Western Conference is ridiculously tight right now and with the trade deadline now just over a month away I’m very interested to see which team blinks first. If I was a betting man, I’d expect the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets to be the most active of the four Canadian clubs...
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Deadline Targets: Battle-tested playoff veterans from the Los Angeles Kings
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Deadline Targets: Battle-tested playoff veterans from the Los Angeles Kings
Welcome to Oilersnation’s Deadline Targets series. Over the next few weeks heading into the trade deadline, I’ll be walking through the teams expected to unload at the deadline and the players who could be fits on the Oilers for their playoff push. Today, we have the Los Angeles Kings. Coming int...
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Nation Real Life Episode 155 – “I’m Going to Buy a Ferrari”
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Nation Real Life Episode 155 – “I’m Going to Buy a Ferrari”
Is the lack of Oilers hockey getting you down? Are you bored with the bye week already? Thankfully, we have a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast that’s ready to help you get through a small part of it. To start off this week’s podcast, the guys looked at an unorthodox retirement p...
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Connor McDavid’s knee injury was worse than we ever thought
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Connor McDavid’s knee injury was worse than we ever thought
Everyone should take a deep breath and thank the lords that Connor McDavid is even playing hockey right now. Because days before a documentary is released detailing his recovery from a knee injury suffered last spring, details are pouring out about just how serious his injury was. Been working on...
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Brandon Manning suspended by AHL after use of racial slur
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Brandon Manning suspended by AHL after use of racial slur
Bakersfield Condors defenceman Brandon Manning has been suspended for five games in the American Hockey League for using a racial slur towards an opponent. The incident happened during the second period of a Monday night game against the Ontario Reign. He was assessed a 10-minute misconduct for t...
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Young Stars tournament set to return to Penticton
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Young Stars tournament set to return to Penticton
The Young Stars tournament is back! The long-standing prospects game featuring prospects from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, and Vancouver Canucks. Based in Penticton, B.C., the tournament will return to its old format with all four teams sending prospects to the game. The Oi...
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LAING: Could the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks be trade partners?
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LAING: Could the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks be trade partners?
There’s an interesting case to be made for the Edmonton Oilers trading their first-round pick this year. The club is in a position as we embark on the all-star break that they haven’t been in a long time — that being one where they’re in a playoff spot. Edmonton goes into the br...
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2 Guys and a Goalie pres. by Odds Shark Ep. 32 f/Scott Hastings- “Cape Breton Shuffle”
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2 Guys and a Goalie pres. by Odds Shark Ep. 32 f/Scott Hastings- “Cape Breton Shuffle”
Welcome to “2 Guys and a Goalie,” starring Dustin Nielson, Joaquin Gage, and Matt Kassian and presented by Odds Shark, Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, and Sport Clips Haircuts. The show focuses on stories, notes, transactions, and everything else happening all around the NHL and the world of hockey. ...
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Health, Instant Chemistry and Suddenly a Dangerous Second Line
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Health, Instant Chemistry and Suddenly a Dangerous Second Line
On November 30th after a solid first two months the Oilers were 16-9-3, in first place in the Pacific Division and fifth overall in the NHL. But when the calendar turned to December, the Oilers started sliding like a car without winter tires. The results were ugly. In the first 30 days of Decembe...
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Monday Mailbag – Expectations for the next BOA
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Monday Mailbag – Expectations for the next BOA
Would you look at that? Another week is in the books and that means we’re seven days closer to the start of a new season, and for that I’m grateful. This week, we look at the Kassian/Tkachuk shenanigans, Caleb Jones’ contract, the All-Star break, and a whole lot more. If you have a question...
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