Introducing Kyla the Intern

May 20 2016 11:00AM


When the Oilers season ends that doesn't mean life stops at Nation HQ. We keep moving forward, figuring out new ways to grow the website, drink excessively, and occasionally search for new people to join our team. After concluding the Great Intern Search® of 2016 we found a new team member for you guys to get to know. Today I want to take a few minutes to introduce to the brand new addition to the team at Nation HQ. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Kyla... the Intern. 

Read Article | 28 Comments

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #39 Cam Dineen

May 20 2016 07:00AM

Coming in at #39 we have Cam Dineen, one of a few small(ish) defensemen who may be getting overlooked a little bit heading into the draft.

After the jump we'll take a look at one of the most statistically impressive defenders coming out of the OHL this season.

Read Article | 3 Comments

The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 20 2016 05:00AM

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 9.42.56 AM

Everyone wants Tyson Barrie, when putting value on draft picks goes wrong, is Mitch Marner NHL ready, Jets have assets to trade, coach talks Canucks struggles, Flames will have to trade for a goalie, is Oilers 4th overall pick undervalued, all kinds of draft news, playoff hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

Read Article | 26 Comments

Small Shoes to Fill

Jonathan Willis
May 19 2016 03:40PM


There has been no shortage of conversation this year about the Edmonton Oilers’ obvious need at right defence. Possible candidates have been investigated, with their abilities and the acquisition cost associated with each discussed in depth. The assets that Edmonton has available to trade in the right deal are also well-known at this point.

Less attention has been given to how easy it’s going to improve on the players the Oilers iced at that position last year.

Read Article | 78 Comments

Scouting report: Barrie

Jason Gregor
May 19 2016 01:40PM


My Scouting Report series continues today, and the spotlight remains solely on the biggest need for the Oilers: a right shot top-four defenceman. Today we look at the 64th pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Tyson Barrie. Barrie is an RFA, and he's the latest young Colorado Avalanche player who seems to be in a contract impasse with management.

Barrie is coming off two productive seasons, and will be looking for a substantial raise. What is he worth salary wise, and what would it cost to acquire him?

Read Article | 55 Comments