What’s the best way to change the makeup of the Oilers’ forward corps?

Jonathan Willis
May 18 2015 12:20PM

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It’s a concern that comes up every year and goes something like this: The 'Oilers forward corps' isn’t big enough, isn’t defensively-oriented enough and lacks the ability to win hockey games. There are counterarguments – Chicago isn’t much bigger and they do fine, a better group on the blue line will make everyone look better, better goaltending will make everyone look better – but let’s acknowledge that nobody would complain if Edmonton’s forwards could get bigger and be more attentive to defensive detail.

How, exactly, might that happen?

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CONNOR MCDAVID: FIRST BLUSH

Lowetide
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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WEEKEND UPDATE!

Lowetide
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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Lowetide
May 17 2015 05:42PM

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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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NATION DRAFTS 2015 CHARITY PLAYOFF POOL UPDATE

Thomas Drance
May 16 2015 01:29PM

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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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