November 22 2016 08:22PM


The Edmonton Oilers have a few former Condors on the 23-man roster this season, and some of them are making a difference. Names like Anton Slepyshev and Tyler Pitlick are helping the big club in support roles, and perhaps these men will hang around and become part of the success in Edmonton. Both players have surprised with their NHL offense, and that has me wondering if we may have missed some offensive indicators in Bakersfield. Photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved.

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Depth: A good problem

Jason Gregor
November 22 2016 04:19PM


The Edmonton Oilers have a depth problem. However, it is finally not a lack of depth.

Todd McLellan currently has two veteran forwards with a combined 920 NHL games of experience sitting in the pressbox. Mark Letestu has played well. He leads the Oilers with two shorthanded goals and is tied for ninth in team scoring with six points. Benoit Pouliot just played his 500th career game, and despite going pointless in 11 games, he is still tied for seventh on the Oilers with three goals.

But both have sat out for two games and after Monday's 5-0 victory over Chicago it might reach three games of eating popcorn in the pressbox.

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A Good Ol' Hockey Game

November 22 2016 12:00PM


Have you ever wanted to come to a Nation event but missed out because you wanted to bring your kids, or are not yet of age to get into the bar? We've listened to your feedback, and, on December 9th, we're throwing a FREE all-ages game day party at West Edmonton Mall and you're all invited to join us. 

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Future Free Agents: Brent Burns (UPDATE: Sharks, Burns agree on eight-year, $64M extension)

Cam Lewis
November 22 2016 11:00AM

Future Free Agents is a semi-regular feature on NHLNumbers profiling players from 2017's potential free agency class. 

Brent Burns is one of the NHL's elite defencemen, with the skill and presence to completely control the game when he's on the ice. If the San Jose Sharks somehow allow him to hit the open market this summer, Burns is the kind of player who can singlehandedly make another team quite a bit better. 

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Robin Brownlee
November 22 2016 09:00AM

Jason Arnott was everything you could want in a hockey player. He was big, tough and talented. Arnott was certainly everything the Edmonton Oilers wanted when they happily snapped him up seventh overall from the Oshawa Generals in the 1993 Entry Draft and then watched him establish a franchise record for goals by a rookie with 33 during 1993-94 season.

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