February 01 2012 05:38PM
Eight years ago, at the conclusion of the last collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and then NHLPA director Bob Goodenow were set in their respective positions and firing salvos at each other through the media. Today, Bettman and new NHLPA director Donald Fehr are approaching the end of another CBA in a very different matter: by putting negotiations off.
February 01 2012 11:52AM
A number of respected Oilers commentators – including Oilers Nation’s own Jason Strudwick – have taken to calling Cam Barker a top-four defenseman. Is that a fair characterization of that player?
January 31 2012 10:05PM
When the rumor mill spit out last week that Steve Tambellini was going to get a contract extension it set off a lot of debate. Should he be extended or not? Does he deserve it? Should Tom Renney be extended as well?
January 31 2012 11:58AM
The Oilers won't have Tom Gilbert, Cam Barker or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back in the lineup tonight, and according to Tom Renney, you will likely see Barker before Gilbert. Barker and Gilbert skated yesterday, but both were wearing non-contact jerseys, while Nugent-Hopkins was battling the flu. Nugent-Hopkins still hasn't participated in any contact drills, but there is a chance you will see him before this short three-game homestand is over.