The 2016 Nation Award Winners

baggedmilk
June 22 2016 09:00AM


You've waited all year and we've finally made it to the moment the entire Nation has been waiting for. Of course I'm talking about the second annual Nation Awards! What are the Nation Awards? Only the most prestigious and important award show of our generation, and no I'm not using hyperbole. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #4 Pierre-Luc Dubois

Ryan Biech
June 22 2016 05:00AM

The number one ranked North American skater, Pierre-Luc Dubois is ranked fourth in our consensus 2016 NHL Entry Draft Rankings.

After spending the majority of the season ranked as the second best North American skater, Dubois leapfrogged Matthew Tkachuk and took over the number one spot after a fantastic and dominant second half to his season. That second half was with Dubois playing mostly centre, instead of his natural position of LW.

There are still questions around if Dubois can make the NHL as a centre, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that the Ste.-Agathe-des-Monts native is a fantastic prospect that can take over a game.

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Nation Network Prospect Profile #5: Matthew Tkachuk

Jeremy Davis
June 21 2016 10:00PM

Matthew Tkachuk

There's a whole lot to like about Matthew Tkachuk, son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk. He's big, he's tough, he's got a great shot and impressive vision and playmaking ability. As the fifth ranked prospect on our list, he falls right into the wheelhouse of some Canadian teams, making the locals pay even closer attention.

But Tkachuk hasn't been without his detractors, and while you certainly can't claim that he isn't incredibly talented, there is a case to be made that his numbers have been inflated a bit because of who he spent the 2015-16 season playing with. Read on to find out more.

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BEAR ON THE OUTSIDE?

Lowetide
June 21 2016 02:15PM

Ethan Bear had a fine draft+1 season, and Oilers fans are looking forward to his signing at some point this offseason. A mild surprise hit yesterday, as Bear is not on the invite list for Canada's World Junior Development roster?

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Oilers announce 2016-17 schedule

Chris the Intern
June 21 2016 01:00PM

The Edmonton Oilers released their 2016-17 regular season schedule this morning. There are some games of note, some long road trips, back-to-backs and everything in between. Here's what you need to know.

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