September 04 2013 11:22AM
Oilers training camp officially started today with rookie medicals, however, unlike previous years there isn't as much excitement surrounding the rookies. Oscar Klefbom is the only rookie with a shot at cracking the Oilers lineup, and while he is a first rounder, and could be a huge part of the Oilers future, there isn't the same excitement amongst Oilers fans compared to when Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz made their camp debuts.
Klefbom shouldn't take that as a knock on his ability, he's just experiencing what 3rd, 4th and 5th children in a family experience; your parents love you just as much, they just don't go crazy taking pictures of your every move and fawning all over you.
The excitement of another top-prospect still matters, of course, but the feeling in Oilersnation is much different this September than in previous years.
September 03 2013 05:01PM
It goes without saying that fans of the Edmonton Oilers deserve a little bit of good news after seven seasons of mostly misery. They got some from centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins regarding his surgically repaired shoulder after he took a twirl on the ice today.
September 03 2013 10:15AM
It’s no secret that Edmonton has had its challenges attracting free agents and retaining top talent, and it’s also no secret that fans have at time struggled to cope with the results of those challenges.
September 02 2013 04:37PM
YWCA Edmonton will be holding the 4th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event on September 10th, 2013 and for the first year OilersNation is proud to be a sponsor of the event. Does this mean that certain people around NationHQ will have to wear sexy stilettos and strut about Churchill Square? Oh yeah.
Does that include Jason Gregor? Big time.
WHAT IS THIS?
September 02 2013 09:11AM
The Chicago Blackhawks extended goaltender Corey Crawford on Saturday, inking the starter from last season's Stanley Cup-winning team to a six-year, $6.0 million per season contract.