CHIARELLI: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

Robin Brownlee
June 02 2015 08:48PM

Chiarelli

Just five weeks into his tenure as GM of the Edmonton Oilers, Pete Chiarelli has been doing most of his talking behind closed doors since unveiling Todd McLellan as his head coach rather than publicly as the Oilers prepare for the NHL Entry Draft.

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A Decade Of 1st Overall Picks and Connor

Matt Henderson
June 02 2015 03:35PM

June is the month of McDavid as we lead up to the draft on June 26th. As such I think it’s only fitting that we start by looking at how Connor McDavid’s point production rates compared to the last several 1st overall picks.

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Monday Musings: Brent Seabrook

Jason Gregor
June 01 2015 10:28AM

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The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup final again, and Brent Seabrook along with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa and Niklas Hjalmarsson will be vying for their third Stanley Cup.

Bryan Bickell played sixteen regular season games and four in the playoffs (in the 2010 season), but that wasn't enough to get his name on the Cup. You either have to play 41 regular season games or one game in the Stanley Cup Finals. The NHL does make exceptions for players who didn't meet the standard due to injury or other extenuating circumstances.

Seabrook has been a significant contributor during the Hawks magical seven-year playoff run, but rumours about him being traded due to the Hawks pending salary cap issues keep swirling.

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Monday Mailbag - June 1st

baggedmilk
June 01 2015 08:30AM

Mailbag

June already, huh? That means we're in the ballpark for drafting McDavid. We are mere weeks away, but that's a story for another day. This story is about the Mailbag. Today, we take a look at the questions you've sent in for our panel of writers. If you have a question, you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. With that I present another edition of the Mailbag - enjoy.

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TCB OKC

Lowetide
May 31 2015 03:52PM

hall by ferguson

The dictionary describes 'defunct' as "no longer existing or functioning" but I think "forever is a long damn time" should be added for full effect. The Oklahoma City Barons are defunct, a memory, soon to be a distant bell. Putting five years of effort and development into a few paragraphs is impossible, so I won't even try. What I will do this week (with some help) is attempt to reflect in words and photos the impact of the Oklahoma City Barons on their city and OilersNation as a whole. We begin today with the facts.

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