June 09 2016 06:52PM

In the fourth installment of the series, the Oilers are halfway home as they enter the Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks. The goaltending is strong, the special teams are firing and the fans—well, the fans are delirious.

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Speaking of... The Edmonton Prospects

Chris the Intern
June 09 2016 05:00PM


This article is not about hockey. Instead, we wanted to give a shout out to our good friends at the Edmonton Prospects. In the last ten years, semi-professional baseball has been struggling in Edmonton, but the Prospects have risen from the ashes, and are making baseball cool again in Edmonton.

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Bob Green putting an emphasis on making late round picks matter

Jason Gregor
June 09 2016 03:05PM


The Oilers haven't uncovered many impact players outside the first round over the past decade, and Director of Player Personnel, and the man with the final say on draft day, Bob Green, is planning on changing it.

The Oilers have uncovered a few solid players outside the first round in the last six drafts, and it is still too early to tell how many more might pan out. Brandon Davidson (sixth round in 2010) and Tobias Reider (fourth round in 2011) have emerged as solid players. Jujhar Khaira (third round 2012) and Erik Gustaffson (fifth round 2012) and Anton Slepyshev (third round 2013) have already played 15, 41 and 11 NHL games respectively. They have some potential.

The fact Reider and Gustaffson are playing for other NHL teams is not the fault of the amateur scouts. Their job is to make the right picks, after that it is up to management and coaching to develop them.

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The 2nd Annual Nation Awards: The Nominees

June 09 2016 02:08PM

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Last year, we started a new tradition around these parts. Since no one will let us vote for the actual NHL Awards (thanks PWHA) we decided to take matters into our hands and created an award show for the ages, and I need your help. We need nominees for our award categories, and that's where you come in. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #27 Rasmus Aspland

June 09 2016 07:00AM

Rasmus Asplund comes in at 27th in the Nation Network prospect rankings. The 18 year old Swede plays centre and left wing in the SHL for Farjestad BK. 

Lets take a look at the young forward.

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