October 11 2016 10:01AM
The 2016-17 NHL season is upon us and that means it was, once again, time to sit the writers down, get their thoughts for the upcoming year, and figure out exactly the Oilers are as compared to last year. Fortunately for those of you reading this, we have all the answers to the questions you've been wondering about regardless of whether or not the Oilers will take our advice.
Let the arguments begin!
October 10 2016 07:00AM
If you've been hanging around OilersNation for any length of time you know that I love doing photoshop contests. Not only do I dig seeing what you guys will come up with, but I also like the idea of giving stuff away for a contest that is always hilarious. You guys crush these things, and I'm excited about these things. This time around, we've stepped up the prizes and I promise you that you're going to want to be a part of this one. Whoever wins this contest is coming with us on the Nation trip to the outdoor game in Winnipeg thanks to our friends at AMA Travel.
I know you guys would normally be expecting the Mailbag right now, but we're giving that a break this week to make way for the pre-season roundtable (coming up tomorrow).
October 07 2016 05:47PM
I can confirm. Yakupov traded to Blues. Unsure of return at this time. #Oilers— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) October 7, 2016
This evening, Jason Gregor broke the news that Peter Chiarelli pulled the trigger on a trade that we all seemed to know was coming. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Peter Chiarelli sent former first overall, Nail Yakupov, to the St. Louis Blues for Zach Pochiro. We can (and will) argue about the trade return for weeks to come, but today I wanted to write a letter to say goodbye to the rascally Russian that started off with so much promise.
October 05 2016 12:22PM
Today, the Edmonton Oilers announced that Connor McDavid would be the 15th captain in franchise history. McDavid becomes the youngest Oiler to don the captaincy, becoming the first teenager to have the letter sewn onto his jersey. My friends, a new era is upon us.
October 03 2016 07:00AM
Once again, the weekend has left us yearning for retirement but we're all years away from getting there. Not that the Mailbag will kill off the last 10-30 years of your working career, but it will help you get a few minutes closer to that magical day where you're able to hang up your work pants and do nothing. As always, I need questions for next week's mailbag so please send them to me through email or on Twitter. Until then, it's time to check out this week's edition of the mailbag and learn something.