The Mini Chris Picture Contest!

baggedmilk
July 29 2016 07:00AM

Getting set for an all new contest at OilersNation.com. Stay tuned! #MiniChrisContest

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The summer lull is in full swing and that means generating summer content can be a struggle at times. Luckily for you guys, this slow period for Oilers news means that I need something to do, and when I need something to do that means I give things away. My friends, it’s contest time. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 29 2016 05:00AM

ROUND-UP

Auston Mattews contract saga over nothing, how do the best NHL teams structure their salary cap, Trevor Linden speaks, Flames off-season report card, all signs point to Connor McDavid to be Oilers next Captain, Pacific division preview, size doesn't matter, Evander Kane, The Tragically Hip and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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C MOON OPTIONS FOR BAKERSFIELD WINTER

Lowetide
July 28 2016 09:25PM

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The Edmonton Oilers appear set at the NHL level at center, but the loan of Bogdan Yakimov to his KHL team means the Bakersfield Condors will have a new look at the position this fall. Let's have a look at the candidates for center in the AHL.

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McDavid to become youngest Captain in NHL history?

Jason Gregor
July 28 2016 02:10PM

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Yesterday, Todd McLellan confirmed the Oilers will indeed have a captain for the upcoming season and Connor McDavid seems like the obvious choice.  McDavid turned 19 years young on January 13th. He will be 19 years and 273 days old when the season begins on October 12th. If he is captain on opening night he'll surpass Gabriel Landeskog as the youngest captain in NHL history.

Landeskog was 19 years and 286 days when he was named captain in Colorado. Sidney Crosby was 19 years and 297 days with Pittsburgh and Vinny Lecavalier was 19 years and 315 days when Tampa Bay handed him the captaincy.

Handing the captaincy to a teenager has had mixed results.

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Will Larsson Play On The Power Play?

Matt Henderson
July 28 2016 12:04PM

In an article from Jim Matheson, Todd McLellan spoke about the Hall trade, Adam Larsson, and the Oilers in general. Without getting too much into the “that’s the price you have to pay” argument, the section about Larsson’s role and impact is more relevant moving forward.

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