December 29 2016 06:50PM
The Edmonton Oilers exit the Christmas break in second place in the Pacific Division and fifth spot in the Western Conference. They are hanging with the top teams, and as they continue their push towards the playoffs they will try to improve their divisional record.
The Oilers are 5-3-2 versus Pacific division foes, a massive improvement from previous seasons when they went 9-15-5 last year (4-21-4 in 2014/2015 and 8-17-3 three years ago), but they still need to improve within the division to make the playoffs.
They host the Kings tonight and the Canucks on Saturday, and both times their opponents will be playing on the second night of back-to-back games.
The Kings are without their starting goalie Jonathan Quick, and their second leading scorer Tyler Toffoli. Edmonton needs to take advantage or depleted team who lost 2-1 in Vancouver last night.
December 29 2016 03:13PM
Here's what you need to know ahead of Canada's matchup against Latvia.
December 29 2016 12:46PM
On Tuesday, the hosts of Real Life roused themselves from their Christmas Break and headed down to Little Brick to record the eighth episode of the show. According to Gregor "just because it's Christmas doesn't mean we stop working."
December 29 2016 07:00AM
Welcome, my friends, to Part One of the Best of OilersNation from the past 12 months. In this article, I've put together the most popular stories and topics from the year in our first annual look back at the year that was. Your boy dug through the Nation's analytics, grabbed an abacus, and figured out which stories were the most read by you fine citizens and threw them together into two tasty parts. Now, let's take a trip down memory lane as we look back at the first five stories that moved the dial at OilersNation in 2016.
December 28 2016 04:00PM
It wasn’t all that long ago that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was regarded in many quarters as the Oilers’ most important building block, the first-line centre the team’s rebuild would hinge on. With the arrival of Connor McDavid and the emergence of Leon Draisaitl, however, the idea of trading RNH has a certain currency among segments of the fan base.
In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, we want to get your view on the player. If you were Edmonton’s general manager, would Nugent-Hopkins be in your long-term plans?