One Two

Matt Henderson
August 15 2015 11:00AM

When the Oilers got their hands on RNH it was pretty clear after his first season that the team had found a keeper. He’s defensively responsible, elusive, extremely quick and agile on his skates, and he has top drawer vision. The Oilers had found their 1C for the foreseeable future. None of that has changed, but now they’ve added phenom Connor McDavid to the roster and suddenly the Oilers have a 1-2 punch down the middle they’ve lacked for a very long time.

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Andrew Ference, Central Scouting & the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan Willis
August 15 2015 08:00AM


Andrew Ference wasn’t particularly well-regarded by NHL scouts in his draft year, and it’s easy to understand why, as 5’11” defencemen typically don’t get a lot of love on draft day. But his response to his low valuation goes a long way toward explaining why, nearly 20 years later, he’s one of the best picks of the 1997 Draft.

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Robbie Russo Hits Free Agency

Cat Silverman
August 14 2015 06:13PM

Robbie Russo was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders - but in their hurry to fill organizational needs on the blue line, they filled up roster spots that could have potentially been his by now. 

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August 14 2015 03:16PM

Our weekly tradition continues as we countdown the Top 5 greatest Oiler fights of all time as voted by you fine citizens of The Nation! Who will make the cut? Who will be left off? Which of the answers to the aforementioned questions will piss you off the most? We're about to find out. 

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August 14 2015 11:00AM

Well, we knew it was going to be bad, but the 2006-07 season marked the beginning of the Mother of all slides for the Edmonton Oilers. The downward slide began the moment Kevin Lowe traded Chris Pronger without securing anything resembling a replacement—thereby ensuring Edmonton would be shy defensively for years to come.

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