Oilers: Dawn of a new Era

Jason Gregor
April 27 2015 01:45PM

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Bob Nicholson and Peter Chiarelli were all smiles this past Friday when Nicholson unveiled Chiarelli as the new President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the Edmonton Oilers. The press conference wrapped up the most surprising 139-hour stretch in Oilers history. Peter Pocklington's trade to acquire Wayne Gretzky is the most important move in franchise history, and his trade on August 9th, 1988 was the most shocking moment, but 139 hours between Saturday April 18th at 6 p.m. and the April 24th, 1 p.m. press conference has to be the biggest surprise sequence in a long time, if not ever.

Ten days ago apathy, angst and frustration reigned in Oilersnation and deservedly so.

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Monday Mailbag - April 27th

baggedmilk
April 27 2015 08:05AM

NugeBag

Another week has passed, and what a week it was! From Connor McDavid to a new management regime, this has been one of the biggest weeks in Oilers history. It feels as though the sun is permanently shining in OilersNation and it feels good. Spirits are high, and hope is in abundance - when was the last time we could say that? As always, the mailbag depends on you. If you have a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy.

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8 DAYS A.D.

Wanye
April 26 2015 05:55PM


I still can’t fathom what has happened to the Oilers in the past eight days. The draft lottery was the stuff of Oilers' fight songs in 100 years time but a total house cleaning at the top, too? I still stick to my two theories that I either died sometime on the evening of the 17th of April and this is heaven or I'm currently in a coma and this is all a dream.

Whatever the case, if my wishes keep getting granted at this rate I should be married to Natalie Portman by 2 PM next Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony and the nine day non-stop party afterwards.

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WEEKEND UPDATE

Lowetide
April 26 2015 05:35PM

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Jordan Oesterle and the Oklahoma City Barons are underway in the playoffs and so far things are going well. In our weekly look at Oilers prospects (playoffs edition) some prospects are peaking at a very good time.

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HEAVY STICK, HEAVY PLAYER

Lowetide
April 25 2015 07:04PM


The Edmonton Oilers as a team will experience another summer of change in 2015. Craig MacTavish had a mind to return 80% of the roster next season—and salary commitments mean massive overhaul is impossible—but the number of jobs available may increase after trades and buyouts under new GM Peter Chiarelli.

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