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OILERSNATION COUNTDOWN: Top 5 Goals

The video above represents how you citizens voted for the top 5 goals in Oilers history. Will you agree with your fellow citizens? Are they morons that don’t know a thing about hockey? The people have spoken and if you didn’t vote you can’t complain… or something. Don’t go complaining to me – I didn’t…

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RECOVERY ROOM

<br> The Edmonton Oilers have three players making significant dollars heading into their walk year in 2015-16. Ben Scrivens, Nikitia Nikitin and Teddy Purcell all enter the year with something to prove and history tells us one of them is bound to recover, at least a little. Question: Who would you bet on to spike?

The Good and Bad of the 2015 Offseason (So Far): Pacific Division

View image | gettyimages.com Is it the start of the season yet? No, it isn’t. In fact, it isn’t even close. We still have over two months to go until the puck drops on the 2015-16 NHL season, meaning there’s a lot of time for teams to make moves, and there’s a lot of time…

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The Roundup

Canucks shake things up, pay too much for Sutter, Leafs-Bernier Arb battle, breaking down Lamoriello’s past trades, one of the Flames top prospects coming to North America, McDavid, Scrivens, free agents still available for almost free and more in this week’s Roundup.

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3 THOUGHTS: McDavid’s Linemates, the Captaincy, and Needing Your Help

Even though Elliotte Friedman takes the summer off from his 30 thoughts segment, we keep the deep thoughts* rolling at Nation HQ. We’re still over a month away from the Young Stars Tournament, even longer away from the preseason, and just under 69 (#nice) days away from the season opener, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking…

THE 2014 OIL KINGS: ALL THAT PLUS A LITTLE MORE

<br> They’re gone now, scattered across North America and Europe with their professional hopes and dreams. It happens in the wink of an eye, but as fans we take stock every summer. Where are the boys who brought the Memorial Cup to our city? Answer: All over!

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Don’t count out Scrivens

Ben Scrivens struggled for much of last season. He set a career high in games played, 57, but he set career lows with an .890sv% and 3.16 GAA. His most consistent stretch occurred very early in the season when he posted a .900+sv% in five straight games between October 17th and 27th. He struggled with consistency after…

The Curious Case of Cody Franson

View image | gettyimages.com It’s been three weeks and Cody Franson doesn’t have a contract. If you search his name on Google, you’ll be flooded with reports that the huge, offensively minded defenceman is speaking with teams all around the league. Most recent reports suggest he’s in talks with the Boston Bruins, who recently shipped…

OILERS AND GOALIES: GOOD GRIEF

<br> We’re coming up on 40 NHL drafts for the Edmonton Oilers and it’s clear now they used all of their voodoo in the first three editions to grab their franchise goalies. I’d ask the Oilers what process they use to identify goalies to draft, but I’m afraid they’d tell me.

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WWYDW: Ryan Smyth

A couple days ago, Jim Matheson wrote a story over at the Journal about Ryan Smyth looking to get back into hockey in some capacity. He goes on to mention, in the article, that Smytty’s first choice for employment would obviously be with the Oilers. To me this seems like a logical fit, but what…

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LET’S TALK CHARITY…

If you’re looking for Oilers news you won’t find that here. There will be very few Connor McDavid updates, and there will be no arguing about what the Oilers should be doing with the captaincy. This is a charity update on a few things that we’ve worked on over the past little while.  

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

View image | gettyimages.com It’s an understatement to say Connor McDavid is generating the kind of expectations and anticipation we haven’t experienced since Sidney Crosby entered the NHL in 2005, and that hullabaloo isn’t limited to fans of the Edmonton Oilers.