A NationDrafts Champion is Born

baggedmilk
February 04 2015 06:00AM

Winnier

To start off the year we decided to have another round of the always loveable NationDrafts!  Unfortunately, the pool ended without the fanfare that I feel that it deserved.  Things ended without our winners getting the day in the sun that they're pale blotchy skin so desperately deserves.  With that, I present the winners of the NationDrafts pool.

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FAILURE WITH A CAPITAL F

Robin Brownlee
February 03 2015 02:40PM

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Dallas Eakins was head coach of the Edmonton Oilers for 113 games. In parts of two seasons, the Oilers won 36 of those games as Eakins compiled a record of 36-63-14 for a point percentage of .380 before he was fired.

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You can’t trust *some of* the people who cover the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2015 12:45PM

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Dallas Eakins did an interview with TSN’s hockey analytics show this weekend, and the man who until recently coached the Edmonton Oilers offered an interesting perspective on the team and some of its most notable individuals. Matt Henderson put together an excellent breakdown of that interview earlier today, so I'm not going to try and recap the whole thing.

Instead, I'd like to focus on one piece of that interview, a segment which (unfortunately) should undermine public confidence in the people covering the team.

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TRIP OF FOOLS

Superfantastic
February 03 2015 10:44AM

Roadtrip


For the past six years, some friends and I have been lucky to be part of a bus trip to Calgary to watch the Oilers lose. From what we remember, it's always a blast, and this year we caught the afternoon Oil Kings game too! I decided to (try to) keep a travel log of the experience, to share with the Nation. Enjoy!

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OILOGOSPHERE DOWN

Wanye
February 03 2015 08:30AM

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Back when OilersNation started in 2007 there was a vibrant series of Oilers blogs that were busily churning out content on a near daily basis. A young Wanye wanted to be so badly a part of this scene that he carefully sent each blog a note asking if they wanted to join up and contribute to OilersNation in exchange for good old fashioned cash money.

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