October 25 2016 08:52PM

The Edmonton Oilers have one generational talent and about six guys trying to find some chemistry with him. So far this year, coach Todd McLellan has stayed the course on the McDavid line and moved the second and third lines around—tryin' to get the feeling again. How is it going? 

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Recapping the Heritage Classic Weekend

October 25 2016 02:55PM


This past weekend, we rounded up a crew of Nation citizens, packed our bags, and were lucky enough to have our friends at AMA Travel fly us out to Winnipeg for the first outdoor game the Oilers have played since 2003. As you would expect, we partied hard, screamed our faces off, annoyed Jets fans, and turned the Pint Winnipeg into our headquarters for the weekend. Here's a quick recap of the weekend, being at the game, and all things Nation invasion. 

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Robin Brownlee
October 25 2016 07:38AM

No, the Edmonton Oilers aren’t going to win five out of every six games they play the rest of this season and finish with something in the neighborhood of 130 points despite getting off to their best start through a half-dozen games since 1985-86.

The pace the Oilers are on after collaring the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 outdoors Sunday isn’t sustainable, to use a popular buzz-phrase of the times. Not by this team. Not by any team, with the exception of the Montreal Canadiens, who set the NHL standard with 132 points in 1976-77, and the Detroit Red Wings, who had 131 in 1995-96. These Oilers are not them. You know that. I know that.

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What does it mean?

Jason Gregor
October 24 2016 02:41PM

The Edmonton Oilers are 5-1.
They are first in the entire NHL with 10 points.
Their 23 goals are the most in the league.

How do you feel?

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Nurse spent the summer working on his puck skills

Jason Gregor
October 24 2016 12:00PM

"I want to improve my puckhandling skills," replied Darnell Nurse last April when I asked him what he needs to work on the most in the off-season.

He mentioned other areas he was going to work on as well, but he felt his puckhandling skills needed to improve so he could become more of an asset.

Nurse's raw athleticism is what made him the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He's an outstanding skater, strong, highly competitive and mean, but at times during his rookie season he struggled making plays.

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