February 15 2017 12:00PM
I think it’s safe to say that if fans of the Edmonton Oilers had been asked to compile a pre-season list of the top-five reasons their team would be safely in a playoff spot 57 games into this season, Mark Letestu’s name wouldn’t be on it. If you’re like me, you could’ve gone 10 spots without pencilling in No. 55.
February 15 2017 10:30AM
The lack of secondary scoring from the Edmonton Oilers has been a story all season, one with many authors. Old standbys Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have earned scorn. Benoit Pouliot appears to be utterly lost. Big-name free agent acquisition Milan Lucic has been a disappointment.
Of the four of them, there isn’t any question as to which player’s poor season should be the most terrifying for the Oilers. It’s that of Lucic, who seems to be imploding at 5-on-5 just as he enters the first year of a buyout-proof forever contract.
February 15 2017 09:00AM
There are few certainties in the life of an Edmonton hockey fan. Before this season, we could always count on the sun coming up, Edmonton winters being long and soul-sucking at times, and the fact that our beloved hockey squadron was likely to miss the playoffs. That was until now... at least we hope.
Chris the Intern
February 15 2017 08:00AM
As you may have read last week, we hosted a couple of Scandinavia's finest hockey influencers in Edmonton over the weekend. That's right, we had two international celebrities in our city living the life of Oilers fans, and I'm going to tell you all about it!
The Nation Notebook: Therrien and Julien in a coaching carousel, Chiarelli on the deadline, Vermette's slash and some rumours
February 15 2017 07:00AM
The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article.
In a shocking series of events, the Montreal Canadiens fired Michel Therrien yesterday afternoon and replaced him with the Habs archrival Boston Bruins' former head coach in Claude Julien. The same afternoon, Peter Chiarelli said his Oilers weren't going to be in the buyers market and later that night Antoine Vermette took a swing at a referee.