March 30 2016 03:49PM
The Edmonton Oilers will get a ticket in the lottery April 30, and with their considerable ability to win lotteries, we should probably start at the top when discussing possible draft targets. This year, the top option is a 6.02, 194-pound forward who is described as an elite offensive talent. If the Edmonton Oilers win the lottery, and draft Auston Matthews, what will it mean? I think we are talking an earthquake of biblical proportions.
March 28 2016 04:48PM
Lucas Johansen is the younger brother of Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen. Until recently, he was known only to NHL scouts, the scouting community that has grown around the industry (Red Line Report, ISS) and Kelowna Rockets fans. That is changing, and Johansen is a trending player as we edge toward the draft.
March 27 2016 04:42PM
It has been a tough year for Nail Yakupov, and news today of a trade request should not have come as a surprise for anyone.
March 26 2016 10:57AM
The Edmonton Oilers are in Los Angeles tonight and based on the previous results (Edmonton is 0-4 against LAK this year, being outscored 15-8 in those four games) OilersNation should not enter the evening confident. One thing we can look for tonight? LAK are probably closer to Peter Chiarelli's vision of the Oilers than the current Oilers.
March 25 2016 10:27PM
A year ago, Laurent Brossoit was an easy choice for top Oilers rookie in the AHL. This season? It is a far more difficult decision. With 10 games to go in the season, here are your candidates.