September 16 2015 11:11AM
Like you, I’m looking forward to seeing Connor McDavid when he and a roster of Edmonton Oilers’ prospects strap it on against the Alberta Golden Bears tonight at Rexall Place.
September 16 2015 08:00AM
Any general manager needs to have some idea of the way forward. In the case of the Edmonton Oilers, the path is obvious in some cases. Connor McDavid, for example, should be a fixture for as long as he’s healthy and willing to play in Edmonton. On the other end of the scale, expensive stopgaps like Teddy Purcell and Nikita Nikitin are unlikely to get another contract with the Oilers.
That brings us to Justin Schultz, the undeniably talented and exceedingly controversial defenceman who could plausibly be with Edmonton for another 10 years or be gone within the next 10 months. Armchair general managers, your question this week is this: What would your plan for Schultz look like?
September 15 2015 04:00PM
Darnell Nurse arrives in pro hockey during a period of transition for the Edmonton Oilers organization. The club is feeling the burden of inflated contracts from under-performing veterans while also wanting to be patient with close to NHL-ready options. We know men like Nikita Nikitin and Andrew Ference have a 'due date' that extends to the end of their current deals, but could strong performances by the youngsters during training camp and in the fall hasten their departure?
September 15 2015 01:56PM
Over the past week I've been collecting pictures of hard hats, photoshops of our beloved intern, and waiting for the moment when I could unveil them all. Today is the day when we crown a new champion. Today is the day when we start to learn which of the following heroes will win a brand new OilersNation hard hat courtesy of Jobsite Workwear. Ladies and gentlemen, these are your Working Citizen's Contest finalists.
September 15 2015 11:55AM
Todd Mclellan has coached 540 NHL regular season games. He's won 311 of them and coached the San Jose Sharks to the playoff in six of his seven seasons. He was let go after missing the post season last year with 89 points. He knows what it takes to win in the NHL and at his first press conference as Edmonton Oilers head coach, he made one comment about the Oilers which really stood out for me.