July 23 2011 08:48AM

This is Jim Niekamp. He played 29 NHL games and was regarded as a hard-nosed defenseman. He wouldn't really be remembered at all (no slight meant, the man played in the NHL) save for one thing: his nickname. In the long history of hockey, Jim Niekamp's nickname is the best. Or worst.

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Nikolai Khabibulin ≠ Tim Thomas

Jonathan Willis
July 22 2011 06:17PM

“Can the Bulin Wall get it back?” is the question that Bob Stauffer asks this morning over at the Edmonton Oilers’ official website. Naturally, given that the blog posting is written by an employee of the Oilers Radio Network and appears on the Oilers’ official website, Stauffer’s answer to that question doesn’t reference either hellfire or snowballs.

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11-12 Questions for 11-12 (Part 3)

July 22 2011 01:44PM

Since April, many of the pressing issues involving the Oilers have been put to bed. Are the answers close to what we expected?

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Robin Brownlee
July 21 2011 11:32PM

I have no hockey words tonight.

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July 21 2011 06:16PM

A buddy text messaged us last night with a link to the video above. "Whenever you talk about running the Nations as a business we can't help but laugh knowing that you are a moron. We couldn't picture what it would be like until we saw this video of Kenny Powers running K-Swiss. Is this what things are like at Nation HQ?"

(Note that there are swear words in the video, KP doesn't mess around. It is also hilarious.)

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