August 25 2015 08:00AM
As we inch slowly towards the beginning of the hockey season we are more and more often thinking about the beginning of young Connor McDavid’s NHL career. How are we going to protect him? Who will he live with? Who will he play with? These are the questions on our minds right now. Everybody and their dog has suggested McDavid should have Hall as his LW this fall. Fine. It’s as good a suggestion as any other. But I’m going to suggest a RW who isn’t getting that same kind of love, and at this point being dead serious about this makes me some kind of radical. I think Nail Yakupov should be his right winger.
August 24 2015 06:31PM
It's been a long 52 weeks for Oilers fans but if things break right we should be able to mock at least one division rival by Halloween (knock wood, salt over shoulder, Hail Mary full of Grace). As I do every August at the august Oilers Nation, here's the current top 20 prospects bubbling under. Some of these young men are going to rock the NHL soon. VERY soon!
August 24 2015 10:00AM
No season during the Oilers’ long post-2006 walk in the wilderness saw the team get closer to the playoffs than 2007-08. Paradoxically, arguably no season was more damaging to the team’s long-term fortunes.
August 24 2015 08:00AM
Another weekend is in the books and that means the search begins for ways to kill company time. As always, the mailbag is here for you. If you have a question you want to ask you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. This segment only works with your participation so let me know what's on your mind and our writers will help you learn something.
August 23 2015 12:00PM
The Edmonton Oilers have been making promises and preaching patience for so long, eye-rolling revulsion at the cheque-is-in-the-mail pitch coming out of hockey operations has almost become a gag reflex with fans. With good reason.