WWYDW: Mortgaging the Future

Jonathan Willis
February 08 2017 02:48PM

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The Edmonton Oilers find themselves in a difficult position as the trade deadline approaches. On the one hand, the team is stocked with younger players, whose best years are in front of them. On the other hand, the West is weak and this is a team that might be able to make some noise immediately.

In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask how comfortable the team should be with mortgaging futures to bring in help in the here-and-now.

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NHLN Notebook: The Bruins look lost, Claude Julien Fired, Islanders on the rise under Doug Weight

Cam Lewis
February 08 2017 07:30AM

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The Boston Bruins fired head coach Claude Julien and did so in a way that made the organization look as classless as possible. On the other side of that coin, the Islanders have gone on fire since firing Jack Capuano and replacing him with Doug Weight. 

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Bringing You the Finest of Scandinavia, Uffe Bodin And Joonas Larvinen

Chris the Intern
February 08 2017 07:00AM

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When I first began interning at the Nation I realized just how small the world becomes when the Internet is involved. During my first week in 2015 we hosted the Connor McDavid draft party. Hundreds of Nation citizens gathered at the Pint to witness history that day. If you were at the party, you would understand the feeling of not knowing anybody in the bar personally, only by their Twitter handles. The online community that is Oilersnation has created many friendships over the past years that allowed us to cheer, cry, and cry some more over the team together.

Well, the power of the Internet has struck again for the Nation as we're getting ready to host two online friends of ours from Scandinavia this weekend! We're extremely excited to have them out and show them what being a hockey fan in the City of Edmonton is all about. So who are they?

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Baggedmilk Investigates: News, Notes, and Bye Week Rumblings

baggedmilk
February 07 2017 06:30PM

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Is there anything quite like an off week to slow down the Oilers news pipeline? Unfortunately, we still need something to talk about and that means I had to put on my detective hat and scour the Internet to see what I could find. As a result, I've spent the day scouring the Internet to find any news, notes, or rumours that I could put together. The result? A collection of Oilers randomness for us all to argue about.

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It's time for the Oilers to play Laurent Brossoit

Jonathan Willis
February 07 2017 04:29PM

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Once the Edmonton Oilers get out of their current five-day break, they’re going to need a backup goaltender, which means that it’s time for the club to put some faith in long-time prospect Laurent Brossoit. As much as there's risk in trusting a rookie, Brossoit is as likely to get the job done as almost any of the trade candidates the Oilers could pick up.  

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