May 18 2015 10:21AM

The first time I heard the name Connor McDavid, it came in a sentence including the word "exceptional" and nothing has changed since that day.

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May 17 2015 07:50PM

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Jujhar Khaira hasn't scored much in his debut pro season, but this week the young forward was on fire for the Oklahoma City Barons. He headlines a dwindling group of prospects who are still playing hockey this spring.

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May 17 2015 05:42PM


Now that the World Hockey Championships are over, we should get some closure on the Todd McLellan-to-Edmonton rumors. If everything falls into place on the coaching front, we should be able to talk about trades by this time next week—and maybe something will actually happen on that front in the next two weeks.

Which brings us to this: What assets will Peter Chiarelli have to deal this summer?

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Thomas Drance
May 16 2015 01:29PM


The Nation Network isn't accustomed to playoff success. What else do you expect from a blog network based out of Edmonton?

We're experts in the draft lottery though, and we know a thing or two about playoff pools - particularly the Nation Drafts charity playoff pool that we run annually. With the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs already in full swing, let's take a moment, look back at round one, and check out the progress that the Nation Network's poolies are making in the competition!

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Should Chiarelli Sign Derek Roy?

Matt Henderson
May 16 2015 01:04PM

There has been a lot of change to Oil Country over the past few weeks and almost all of it has been for the good. The lottery win has been instrumental in kicking off a completely new era in Edmonton Oiler History. They hired their first proven/competent GM since Sather, the team is on the verge of hiring one of the two marquee coaches on the market, and obviously we are just a month and a half away from choosing the best prospect in a decade on Draft Day. Almost everyone associated with the team is ecstatic but it hasn’t been good news for everybody. MacTavish had the rug pulled out from under him publicly. Todd Nelson twists in the wind knowing full well he will be passed over again. And, Derek Roy saw his odds of signing on with the Oilers drop like a stone.

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