June 29 2015 02:50PM
The Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday that they had issues qualifying offers to three of their restricted free agents. Receiving offers were defencemen Justin Schultz and Brandon Davidson, along with right wing Tyler Pitlick.
Not receiving offers: Apparently, everyone else.
June 29 2015 01:42PM
After months of anticipation and waiting patiently by the calendar the Oilers finally drafted Connor McDavid first overall on Friday, June 26th. To celebrate, we packed the Pint Downtown with as many Nation citizens as we could possibly fit before the fire marshall would shut us down. The result? A hell of a night.
June 29 2015 09:29AM
It's the first McDavid Monday of the new era and we couldn't be more excited! All I want to do is read about him, gaze upon him, and kill as much work related time as possible. Enter the Mailbag. Want to be a part of it? Just email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. As a thank you, I'll send everyone that submits a question a sticker package from the Nation. Questions don't all have to be Oilers related, so be creative.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 29 2015 08:00AM
The summer has quietly arrived. The weather is nice, people are looking for things to do, and unfortunately, watching hockey isn't one of their options. We've got lots of off-season stuff to talk about, but no games to watch. Of course, that's a first world problem; there are much more unfortunate things out there -- such as the thousands of Canadian families who aren't able to afford to eat, especially in the months after holiday donations dry up.
Enter Five Hole For Food; an organization that aims to solve the latter via a solution for the former.
June 29 2015 06:00AM
Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports
The free-agent pool for 2015 lacks a complete defenseman but does offer a substantial offensive player in Mike Green. The Washington Capitals blue liner has majestic career stats that tower over most of the free agents available and he is one of the 10 best offensive producers from the 2004 entry draft. He turns 30 in October, is close to 600 NHL games in his career, and posted 45 points in 2014-15 for the Caps. What is Mike Green's actual value, and how far is that number from what he'll get? The mind boggles.