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 11 2016 08:00AM
For those too young to remember, stand-up comic and actor Rodney Dangerfield carved out a nice career in the 1970s and 1980s with his bug-eyed, tie-tugging “I don’t get no respect” shtick. For those who don’t remember Blair MacDonald, he was pretty much hockey’s version of Dangerfield as a member of the Edmonton Oilers.
October 10 2016 12:44PM
Just spoke with Kris Versteeg. Sounds very much like a guy with a contract agreed to in EDM. We will wait for announcement.— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 10, 2016
According to Sportsnet's Mark Spector, the Oilers could be close to announcing a new contract for PTO forward Kris Versteeg.
October 10 2016 10:25AM
We've been waiting for a while for the good names to start showing up on the waiver wire. On Monday, it happened.
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).