McDavid and five point nights

Jason Gregor
February 12 2016 07:05PM

Last night Connor McDavid became the third rookie in Oilers history to score five points in a game joining Dave Lumley (February 1st, 1980) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (November 19th, 2011). RNH and McDavid tallied five points in their 19th NHL game. Lumley did it in his 50th game, and Wayne Gretzky (who wasn't considered a rookie due to playing in WHA) had his first five-point game in his 49th career game on January 30th, 1980, the game before Lumley tallied five.

McDavid and his linemates, Jordan Eberle and Benoit Pouliot, put on quite the show last night, and Oilers fans should get used to watching special performances from McDavid.

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Could the Edmonton Oilers survive a $4MM drop in the salary cap?

Jonathan Willis
February 12 2016 05:17PM

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The drop in the Canadian dollar is doing unpleasant things to NHL revenue, and those unpleasant things are going to be reflected in the new league salary cap this summer. According to reporter Jimmy Murphy, sources within both the NHL and NHLPA are saying that the number could fall by as much as $4.0 million.

What would that do to the Edmonton Oilers?

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Robin Brownlee
February 12 2016 09:00AM

Jenga Falling

As ridiculous as it seems, given that the 1990-91 edition of the Edmonton Oilers were fresh from winning their fifth Stanley Cup the previous summer, you didn’t have to look very hard to see the wheels slowly coming off the Boys on the Bus – the bus itself was being dismantled piece-by-piece, actually – due to rising salaries and owner Peter Pocklington’s unwillingness (and inability) to pay them.

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February 12 2016 07:00AM



Another week is in the books, and that means another Nation Report Card is here to let you make your feelings known. Once again, the Oilers have had the kind of Jekyll and Hyde week that we've become accustomed to around here and I'm asking you to rank the players and the week that was. My friends, it's report card time. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 12 2016 05:30AM

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A farewell to the Leafs Captain, what impact does Byfuglien's new contract have on Hamhuis in Vancouver, Flames bench their young stars, Oilers playoff hopes, the NHL's goalie interference rule, trade deadline speculation for all teams and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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