September 01 2016 03:30PM
The single-biggest difference between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 editions of the Edmonton Oilers isn’t the result of a trade, or a signing, or a draft pick. It doesn’t spring from a hiring or a firing.
All that is required, rather, is good health, because with good health Connor McDavid could play twice as many minutes next season as he did last year.
September 01 2016 07:00AM
For the fourth year in a row, the staff at Nation HQ will be closing our laptops and making their way to Churchill Square to Walk a Mile in her shoes. No, we're not walking around Churchill Square in stilettos because it makes us feel pretty (it does), we're circling the square to raise money to help the victims of family violence. It's a great cause, and we're happy to be involved again. Are you man enough to join us?
August 31 2016 06:47PM
Bogdan Yakimov has poor timing. The Edmonton Oilers will enter training camp with Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl away at the World Cup of Hockey. If Yakimov hadn't made the decision to play in the KHL this season, there would have been an enormous opportunity to show well early (and mid) at this year's training camp.
August 31 2016 02:46PM
Looking for that special gift to show your loved one how you feel? Swing on by Caggiula’s Kay Jewellers!
August 31 2016 09:00AM
There aren’t a lot of stories of particular interest in the NHL right now, but one item worth watching is negotiations between the league’s remaining restricted free agents and their major-league teams. Several prominent players—people like Johnny Gaudreau, Hampus Lindholm and Rasmus Ristolainen—remain unsigned and it’s fair to be worried about whether deals will be done by the start of training camp.
One such player is Jacob Trouba, a brilliant right-shot defenceman with the Winnipeg Jets. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask our readers whether they’d be willing to trade Darnell Nurse as part of a package to acquire that player.