HOW GOOD IS LUCAS JOHANSEN?

Lucas Johansen is the younger brother of Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen. Until recently, he was known only to NHL scouts, the scouting community that has grown around the industry (Red Line Report, ISS) and Kelowna Rockets fans. That is changing, and Johansen is a trending player as we edge toward the draft.

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GDB 79.0: HOME ICE ADVANTAGE – Looking to improve

The Oilers conclude their busiest stretch of the season tonight versus the Anaheim Ducks. This is their 15th game in 28 days, and they’ve managed to go 7-7-0 so far. They are 7-3 since March 1st when Cam Talbot starts, and he’ll play tonight. Prior to March the Oilers were 23-34-7 (prorated over full season equals…

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FAIL YAKUPOV III: ADIOS

While kids in neighborhoods right across the city were loading up on chocolate Easter Sunday, word of Nail Yakupov’s pre-deadline trade request, made to the Edmonton Oilers through agent Igor Larionov, was making the rounds on the internet.

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North x NorthGretz – A Very Birthday Podcast

It’s a special birthday edition of North By NorthGretz! We celebrate Chris The Intern’s birthday before talking about the Nurse/Haley situation, whether or not the Oilers have a shot at Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and if we’ve seen the last of Nugent-Hopkins in an Oilers jersey. Then it’s time for Chris to embarrass himself playing a movie…

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The Monday Mailbag – Hamonic or Shattenkirk?

It’s mailbag time again, my friends. I’ve taken the questions you’ve sent me and fired them over to our writers to get all the answers you’ve always been looking for. I say it every week, but this segment is entirely dependent on you guys to make it work, so send me your questions. You can email me at [email protected] or hit me up…

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First Star, Worst Star: March 27th, 2016

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’re all deep in the throws of a chocolate and turkey (and booze) induced coma, and that all your resurrection based wishes came true! And if not, well then here’s this weeks First Star, Worst Star to help make it up to you. 

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SAIL ON, NAIL?

It has been a tough year for Nail Yakupov, and news today of a trade request should not have come as a surprise for anyone.

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Who other than Connor McDavid plausibly deserves the Calder Trophy?

Anyone following the Calder Trophy race this season knows that Connor McDavid’s injury has badly hurt his chances of winning as award which almost certainly would have been his otherwise. The trouble for voters is that McDavid has been so good since coming back that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to give the trophy to anyone…

Banking On Barrie

Embed from Getty Images Early on Saturday the Colorado Avalanche lost to the Wild 4-0, crippling their chances to make the playoffs. Hopefully, though, what it did do was increase the odds of them doing something entirely unadvisable.

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TOP 100 OILERS: STAN WEIR (74)

Stan Weir never turned into the kind of scorer the California Golden Seals hoped he’d be when they plucked the Ponoka boy from the Medicine Hat Tigers in the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. Not sure if the white skates the Seals made him wear had anything to do with that, but it didn’t help.

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GDB 78.0: ROADHOUSE BLUES

The Edmonton Oilers are in Los Angeles tonight and based on the previous results (Edmonton is 0-4 against LAK this year, being outscored 15-8 in those four games) OilersNation should not enter the evening confident. One thing we can look for tonight? LAK are probably closer to Peter Chiarelli’s vision of the Oilers than the…