October 29 2011 09:24AM
A few weeks into the 2011-12 NHL season, there are some similarities emerging for the 2010 and 2011 entry drafts. In both seasons, the top 2 selections made the leap to the show, both drafts boast a defenseman who adjusted seamlessly to the show and then a later pick in the top 10 who made some teams look foolish for passing them over. It'll be years before we make the call, but how is this trending?
October 28 2011 09:36PM
And with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche the Oilers clinch first place in the Western Conference*
October 28 2011 05:59PM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog are opposites who will be forever linked and compared by virtue of when they were selected at the 2011 Entry Draft in Minnesota. That much we do know.
October 28 2011 12:58PM
Indeed this is unchartered territory for the Nation. Since this site debuted in the spring of 2007 you have mostly been witness to losing seasons, an endless parade of players to the infirmary, skilled players who weren't that skilled, a lack of size, questionable goaltending and you've sat through four seasons of losing hockey, yet your loyalty to the team and the Nation never waned.
You found solace and understanding here. You and your fellow Oiler fans could vent about inept powerplays, bad trades, brutal signings, donair-loving players and horrendous music at Rexall. You would flock to the Nation to feel comfort after another brutal loss, or through the painfully long off-seasons, but finally it looks like you might come here to actually celebrate.