January 16 2016 10:11AM
There was a time in this fair land when the 'Battle of Canada's second from the left province' started many hours before the event. The hatred ran deep and straight-arrow true, and the on-ice battles were vicious, diabolical and on most occasions bloody. Since the turn of the century, things have fallen into a predictable routine: Oilers fans get crushed, Robyn Regehr runs over Ales Hemsky, late goal-scoring makes the final a laugher, hang your head and cry. Life in a northern town never tasted so bitter than in the days since Darryl Sutter taught the Calgarys how to win. I will never forgive him.
January 15 2016 07:38PM
Josh Winquist may return to action tonight for the Bakersfield Condors. Reports have several forwards suddenly ready to go and that may mean some prospects feel the squeeze.
January 15 2016 11:41AM
Thursday’s game against San Jose was notable in a few different ways, and one of them was the changes to the forward lineup. The arrival of Zack Kassian and return of Nail Yakupov, combined with the waiving of Rob Klinkhammer gave Todd McLellan a few more options up front and the Oilers a better shot at a functional bottom-six.
There’s more work to be done, though.
January 15 2016 09:57AM
Another week is in the book and that means we're back with another round of judging the Oilers through the power of pollz. You know the Oilers, and the report card is your opportunity to judge them accordingly. My friends, it's time to take out the frustration of your failed NHL dreams in this week's edition of the Nation Report Card.
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January 15 2016 06:00AM
Could oil prices turn the Flames into a budget team, Canucks trade for Etem, clear benches with the Panthers, Jets great goaltending prospect, Connor McDavid's birthday, Lou Lamoriello trade history, Kevin Shattenkirk rumored availability, WingsNation launches, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.