Nation Network Prospect Profile #5: Matthew Tkachuk

Jeremy Davis
June 21 2016 10:00PM

Matthew Tkachuk

There's a whole lot to like about Matthew Tkachuk, son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk. He's big, he's tough, he's got a great shot and impressive vision and playmaking ability. As the fifth ranked prospect on our list, he falls right into the wheelhouse of some Canadian teams, making the locals pay even closer attention.

But Tkachuk hasn't been without his detractors, and while you certainly can't claim that he isn't incredibly talented, there is a case to be made that his numbers have been inflated a bit because of who he spent the 2015-16 season playing with. Read on to find out more.

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June 21 2016 02:15PM

Ethan Bear had a fine draft+1 season, and Oilers fans are looking forward to his signing at some point this offseason. A mild surprise hit yesterday, as Bear is not on the invite list for Canada's World Junior Development roster?

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Oilers announce 2016-17 schedule

Chris the Intern
June 21 2016 01:00PM

The Edmonton Oilers released their 2016-17 regular season schedule this morning. There are some games of note, some long road trips, back-to-backs and everything in between. Here's what you need to know.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Worst 2015/16 Oilers Moments

June 21 2016 11:43AM


In last week's Top 10 Tuesday we looked at the positives from the season that was and this week we'll talk about the not so admirable Oilers moments of the past season. I think we put up with enough negativity by simply having to watch the Oilers try to play hockey, but I’m going to attempt to spin these moments into a positive light to save your eyes from forks and livers from more alcohol...

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #6 Clayton Keller

Ryan Biech
June 21 2016 05:00AM

Clayton Keller enters the discussion as our sixth-ranked prospect for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Measuring in at 5'10" and 170 lbs, there are concerns that due to his size, Keller may have issues at the professional level. However it's clear that his skill level is so high that he should be able to overcome that and be a very good playmaker for years to come.

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