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CONDORS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IS….

A year ago, Laurent Brossoit was an easy choice for top Oilers rookie in the AHL. This season? It is a far more difficult decision. With 10 games to go in the season, here are your candidates.

DON’T COME ROUND HERE NO MORE

Connor McDavid helmet cam. pic.twitter.com/Dc5E9ux3Vk — Bryan (@iBry83) March 25, 2016 A new article from ESPN’s Craig Custance (subscription required) is an insightful look into the thinking of potential free agents this summer. Oiler fans well know the difficulty in getting free agents to sign, and even those who do sign get a premium and…

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THE NATION REPORT CARD BY PRINT MACHINE (3.18.16)

My friends, it’s that time of the week when you get to channel your inner professor and use that assumed knowledge to judge your favourite Oilers on the things they do well and the things they do not so well. I mean really… Who doesn’t like judging others when the opportunity arises? Was there an Oiler that made…

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The Roundup

Video behind the scenes of the Phaneuf trade, Dylan Larkin for the Calder, Flames do virtual reality practice, Oilers and the salary cap going forward, players that teams could lose to expansion draft, Calder and Vezina trophy races, the Canadian tank battle and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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The Nation Goes to Stony Plain – Eagles vs. Generals Wrap-up

Look at me with my first game wrap-up article! Sure it’s no Oilers game, but Baggedmilk had better keep his wrap-ups tight going forward because I’m coming for him. As you might have heard, the Nation crew ventured out to the Glenn Hall arena last night to watch the one and only Ryan Smyth lace up those senior hockey…

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GDB 77.0: Sharks are circling

Will next season be any different for the Edmonton Oilers? The optimist in me says it has to, because you simply can’t be this terrible for this long, but the crushing reality for Oilers fans and the players is there is no guarantee. The fans have watched the lack of improvement in the standings, and…

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SMOKE FROM A DISTANT FIRE

The story of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ season has more twists than an ‘It’s Always Sunny’ episode, and I expect we could see some fireworks around draft day. If you add up all the rumors, what do they tell us?

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The Nation Goes to Stony Plain

Oh you have a hot date planned tonight? Cancel it. The Nation is going to watch Ryan Smyth and the Stony Plain Eagles destroy the Bentley Generals in game four of the Provincial Final, and you’re invited to join us.

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No Playoffs in Condorstown?

If the Bakersfield Condors don’t make the AHL playoffs, and it’s looking a little bleak now, they will look back at Tuesday night’s game against the Ontario Reign with a lot of disgust.

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Crossing The Rubicon

The other day Steve “Dangle” Glynn of Sportsnet (and Nation contributor) asked a very fair, open question about whether or not the Oilers would be better off drafting in the four or five spot so they could rightly draft a defender. I think that’s a natural question to ask of a team with a draft…