Embed from Getty Images I’ve always been a sucker for stories about underdogs made good or unexpected comebacks. That holds especially true for former members of the Edmonton Oilers because they tend to be young men you get to know a bit along the way when you hang around the dressing room long enough.


Monday Mailbag – Hendricks on the Move?

As per tradition, it is mailbag time once again and that means I’m here to bring you some free learnin’ from your friendly writers here at the Nation. As always, I’ve taken your questions and sent them out to our geniuses team to get the answers that you’ve always been thirsting for. I’ve said it many times before,…



Taylor Beck is scoring at a fantastic rate in Bakersfield these days—six points in three games this week. Anton Lander’s California trip may be short based on his impressive offense since being sent down. Both men were leaders of another strong week for Oilers prospects across the worldwide prospect map. Let’s have a look. Photo…



After spending months (!!!!) in first place, or close, the Edmonton Oilers are in a five-team race for three or four positions. For the diehard fan, a playoff race was the goal, but are you ready for a four-month playoff chase? This could be the stuff of legends.



There is a little break here in the next week for the Edmonton Oilers. The club plays tomorrow, and then Tuesday, before having several days before their next game Saturday. There is a small window of opportunity to tweak the roster, and based on usage by the coach, I think goal is a position of…


GDB 30.0: Lost in the Wild

(photoshop: @NewfieMikey) We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.  The Oilers will play their eighth game in 13 nights tonight in Minnesota, fresh off a crushing 6-5 loss in Philadelphia last night. Sometimes the schedule maker is not your friend. Some Oilers could be…


The Oilers Should Replace Jonas Gustavsson

After Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Jonas Gustavsson now has a 0.893 save percentage over his six-game career with the Edmonton Oilers. In most cases, this would be the time to remind people that it’s only been six games and four starts, and that there’s no sense getting worked up about an established NHL…

Future (Restricted) Free Agents: Leon Draisaitl

Embed from Getty Images With a three-point performance last night in Philadelphia, Leon Draisaitl upped his season total to 25 points, good for 15th in the league and second in the Pacific Division behind only teammate Connor McDavid.  This is an excellent sign for the Oilers, obviously, because Draisaitl is producing like the player the organization…


The Roundup

Should the Canucks be concerned about their top 5 pick last year, are the Leafs any good, is Paul Maurice’s job in jeopardy, the Flames looking ahead to the trade deadline, Oilers need to find consistency, Brandon Sutter is ill-suited for current role, a deeper look at Kris Russell as an Oiler, Patrick O’Sullivan, Las Vegas, concussion…