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Defensive Tandem Performance

It’s a sure thing that Peter Chiarelli plans to overhaul the Oilers’ defence, and we’ve seen him at work already. There are, however, five holdovers from last year’s group, and we can probably learn something from what kinds of players the incumbents failed/succeeded with last season.

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The NationGear Update You’ve Been Waiting For

You’ve been waiting for this moment. What the hell am I talking about? The moment you’ve been incessantly emailing me about. You wanted to know when Nation Hats are going to come back and when can you get your grubby little hands on a 16-Bit t-shirt. Well… We’ve topped up our inventory on some much requested NationGear…

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Monday Mailbag – August 31st

There’s a long weekend on the horizon and you’ve got a few work days to kill. As always, the Mailbag is here to help you put those long company hours behind you and bring you one step closer to the debauchery that will be your long weekend. The most important part is that you try…

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HOW MANY JOBS ARE UP FOR GRABS??

Start a conversation online or at work these days about the Oilers and the conversation (after the McDavid fist bump) quickly turns to who gets what job. Will Leon play the wing? HOW can they send down Nurse? Peter Chiarelli said Griffin Reinhart would be on the Oilers this fall—book it! For Oilers fans this…

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GOALIES ARE VOODOO

The moves this summer by Peter Chiarelli (is he done?) offer us insight into the mindset of management and new coach Todd McLellan. When a new GM and coach arrive, and follow up with massive additions ‘up the middle’ it shows what caught their eye in regard to the weakness of last year’s crew. It’s…

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FINDING MELKER KARLSSON

Not many days now for fans, media and the hockey industry—we are definitely seeing signs of hockey season getting ready to fire the ignition. Young Oilers minor leaguers and new hires will once again see plenty of new faces among the coaching staff—and for some, that could be a very good thing.

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OILERSNATION COUNTDOWN: TOP 5 SAVES

It’s Friday and that means that we’re turning OilersNation into a poor man’s Buzzfeed with our latest countdown of the Top 5 saves in Oilers history as voted by you fine citizens. You will see that some of the saves in the video above are a series of saves as opposed to one single save….

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AT RANDOM

Fans and media types alike love making predictions. If we’re right, whether we’ve made your bold pick after running spreadsheets or reading tea leaves, the inclination is to crow, “I called it.” If we’re wrong, as we most often are, well, crickets and on to the next one.

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Re-live the Edmonton Oilers 2008-09 season

Even seven years later, it’s hard to be definitive about exactly what was accomplished in Edmonton during the Steve Tambellini era. He took the helm in the summer of 2008 and would spend five years running the team, though most of the offseason changes were made by Kevin Lowe before the official transition of power. 2008-09…

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On Draisaitl, McLellan, And Moving To The Wing

View image | gettyimages.com The future of the Oilers down the middle looks pretty fantastic. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Anton Lander are all under 25 years of age. The eldest Lander has taken more time developing but has turned into a smart utility player capable of playing on the PK or the PP….

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The Roundup

Canucks building a contender, Leafs hire old Oiler scout, Giordano gets paid, Calgary’s arena talks, show Byfuglien the money, Yakupov with McDavid, jersey sponsors, team previews, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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PRONMAN’S LIST, OILERS EDITION

Corey Pronman of ESPN released his top 10 list of Oilers prospects earlier today. Earlier in the summer, Pronman ranked Edmonton’s prospect list No. 1 in the entire NHL on the strength of the Connor McDavid selection. The 10 list is a fascinating look at the Oilers immediate and long-term future.