With the 3rd pick overall the Edmonton Oilers select Leon Draisaitl

*** Day 2 UPDATE: The Oilers have selected Goaltender Zachary Nagelvoort (111th), Forward Liam Coughlin (130th), Forward Tyler Vesel (153rd), and Goaltender Keven Bouchard (183rd). More to follow Let’s get this online draft party started early. You know Wanye and the boys at the Nation Draft Party are firing it up at the PINT right now,…

2014 NHL Entry Draft – Nations Round 1 Liveblog

Pick # Team Player 1 FLA  Ekblad 2 BUF  Reinhart 3 EDM  Draisaitl 4 CGY  Bennett 5 NYI  Dal Colle 6 VAN  Virtanen 7 CAR  Fleury 8 TOR  Nylander 9 WPG  Ehlers 10 ANA  Ritchie 11 NSH  Fiala 12 PHX  Perlini 13 WSH  Vrana 14 DAL  Honka 15 DET  Larkin 16 CBJ  Milano 17 PHI…


History of the #3 pick and more…

In 1991, the New Jersey Devils selected Scott Niedermayer 3rd overall. He is one of the best #3 picks in history along with Denis Savard, Pat Lafontaine and Henrik Sedin, and Jonathan Toews should be in the conversation when his career is over. I’ve said for months I didn’t expect the Oilers to trade up…



It’s that time of year again! The Oilers are drafting 3rd overall and the rebuild will get another useful piece that will likely get rushed into action. Who will they choose? Will they make a trade? Will I fall down drunk at the Draft Party? These are questions that will have answers in due time.


Jared McCann: Bergeron 2.0?

Ok, Bergeron 2.0 is a pretty unfair question to ask, but you can blame Jared McCann for that. His gifted offensive talents combined with the pride he takes in shutting the opposition down could make him a name that comes up in Selke talk in the future. I was fortunate enough to talk to the…


What are the odds?: Draft prospect Michael Bunting

#453786001 / gettyimages.com Hey everyone! Steve “Dangle” Glynn here. I’ll be in Philadelphia with Canucks Army overlord Dimitri Filipovic for this year’s NHL Entry Draft! We’ll be gathering lots of content, some team specific and some that everyone can enjoy, so I hope you like it! I’m not in Philly just yet but I wanted to get…



It’s the night before Christmas, and we’re all on pins and needles about the NHL Entry draft. WHAT is going to happen? I don’t want to spoil the party, but there are some things worth considering.



Our writers around the Nation Network have done a fantastic job profiling all the top prospects for this weekend’s NHL draft.  Here is all you need to know about the players expected to be picked early in tomorrow’s first round.


Auction for Kelty – We’re Talkin’ Posters ***UPDATED***

On Tuesday, Wanye posted an article about a young lady named Kelty that is in need of an expensive muscle lengthening surgery in the USA. We decided that the only thing for the Nation to do was step in and try to raise as much money as we can for this brave little girl. We thought the…



Darren Dreger of TSN told the nation today two things: the Oilers are “looking for a center” and “Sam Gagner’s name seems to surface annually at the draft.” For Sam Gagner, center, that suggests this fall is going to see at least a position change, maybe more. Question: how much trade value does 89 have?


3 Thoughts – Nikitin, Cuba Gooding Jr, Charity Week

For the past seven days I have literally had nothing rolling around in my head except beef jerky and jellybeans. It wasn’t until yesterday where the machinery in my brain (picture a device similar to a cotton gin) started rolling around and figuring things out. This week, I give my thoughts on the Nikita Nikitin signing, Cuba…