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We’re Talkin’ Baseball

My friends and fellow citizens, I am here today to tell you about a fresh new partnership that we just hashed out between OilersNation and the Edmonton Prospects. So before you leave a comment about how this is a hockey website just know that I won’t care. This article is not talking about hockey – today we’re talkin’ baseball.

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Great players left off of Canada’s roster

The final rosters for the World Cup of Hockey will be announced today. Finland, Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic filled out their 23-man rosters this morning, and the remaining four teams will be named this afternoon. When Canada’s final roster is finalized there will be a lot of debate among passionate Canadian fans. Some very…

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2006 FLASHBACK: ROUND TWO

<br> In the third installment in the series, our 2006 flashback heads to the left coast, as the Edmonton Oilers faced the San Jose Sharks. In what was an astounding outcome, the Sharks were the No. 1 ranked team in the Western Conference by the second round—despite finishing fifth in the conference!

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The Roundup

What the hell are the Canucks doing, why ‘staying the course’ is best option for the Leafs, is Stamkos feasible for Wings, how the Jets scored goals this year, Ralph Krueger a front runner in Calgary, Taylor Hall isn’t so bad after all, salary cap futures for most teams, all kinds of draft news and…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #35 Brett Howden

Embed from Getty Images   The 18-year-old centre Brett Howden of the Moose Jaw Warriors checks in at 35th on the Nation Network prospect rankings. Howden brings a 200-foot game to the table and has exceptional play-making abilities to boot. Take a look and see what the 2016 eligible draftee has to offer.

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Scouting report: Kris Russell

Embed from Getty Images My Scouting Report series continues today, and once again we are focusing on the blue line. You can read the Jason Demers report here.Justin FaulkTyson Barrie Today we look at the 67th pick from the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kris Russell. Russell was an undersized offensive D-man coming out of junior, but…

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TOP 100 OILERS: BERNIE NICHOLLS (65)

Time healing old wounds as it tends to, it was nice to see Bernie Nicholls working the room and shaking hands with other former members of the Edmonton Oilers at celebrations leading up to the team’s final game at Rexall Place in April. So, too, the polite applause Nicholls received from a capacity crowd when…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #36 Kale Clague

Embed from Getty Images Kale Clague comes in at #36 on the Nation Network’s top 60 2016 draft eligible prospects. Playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings, Clague is hailed as a two-way defenseman with a high level of skill and good ability to skate.  Let’s take a look at what he brings to the table.

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2016 Draft: Which Swedes Fit The 51% Rule?

Embed from Getty Images With the draft one month away it’s time to start ramping up our focus towards it even more. Most of the talk so far has been surrounding the real top tier players of the draft like Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine.  But there are six more rounds past the first one,…

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Adding Size on the Cheap

Peter Chiarelli’s first season at the helm of the Edmonton Oilers has had mixed results, but one of his real strengths has been his ability to add what we might call “functional toughness” on the cheap. There is a premium on size and grit in the NHL, and on Tuesday Chiarelli’s old team underlined that…

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Speaking Of… Connor McDavid: International Stud

With Canada’s back-to-back gold medals at the World Hockey Championships this year, Connor McDavid has become the youngest player in the history of the universe at 19, to win a World Championships gold medal, a World Junior gold medal, and a U18 gold medal. He becomes just the fourth ever to win all three.