September 02 2016 09:30AM
“Walk softly and carry a big stick,” or so the old saying goes. In the case of former Edmonton Oiler defenseman Dave Manson, it was talk softly and carry a big stick – he didn’t have any choice after being punched in the throat in a fight with Sergio Momesso in 1992, suffering damaged vocal cords.
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September 02 2016 05:00AM
Jets name new Captain, the Florida Panthers like CanucksArmy, ESPN likes the Leafs prospects, projecting the Canucks and Flames scoring this season, Taylor Hall speaks after digesting trade from Oilers, a classic star fight, hockey hair, win tickets to the premier of Ice Guardians and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
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.