Help on the Farm

This is Jujhar Khaira. He is currently with the Oilers in the NHL, but not playing much. Along with Iiro Pakarinen and Anton Slepyshev, Khaira is an extra forward hanging around and waiting for injury or his turn in the rotation. It can be a difficult role, but for an NHL team having extra hands…


Oilers Are Legit Due to Elite Players

“The Oilers wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for Talbot.” “The Oilers wouldn’t have won if McDavid didn’t play great.” These statements, especially when made by Oilers fans, make little sense to me. Cam Talbot and Connor McDavid play for the Oilers, do they not? If they play well, the Oilers chances of winning improve….


Great Expectations

After 10 years of ineptitude and seeing the bar lowered, fans celebrated last Tuesday when the Edmonton Oilers clinched a playoff spot for the first time since their stunning run to the 2006 Stanley Cup final with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. After the Decade of Darkness, it was overdue and to…


The Best Moments From the Decade of Darkness

The Decade of Darkness is over. The Edmonton Oilers have clinched a playoff spot after going ten straight seasons without making the playoffs. Oilers fans have seen a lot since they saw their team lose in the Stanley Cup Finals back in 2006. Their best player requested a trade immediately following the end of the…


The Roundup

The decade of darkness has ended in Edmonton, who is the better 1st round matchup for Leafs, the future of the Flames defense, Top 10 things the Canucks coach has given fans, 3 rebuilds going awry, re-live the 20 year anniversary of the Avs-Wings brawl, the US Women’s National team, Sidney Crosby and more in this…


1st period…Quick Hits

The Edmonton Oilers lead the Sharks 2-1  after 20 minutes. San Jose outshot the Oilers 13-11, but it was a tale of two period. The Sharks dominated the first ten minutes, but then the Oilers woke up and controlled the final ten. Here are some quick thoughts on the first period.


GDB 77.0: Now The Real Fun Begins

Oilersnation has never seen the Edmonton Oilers in the playoffs. You’ve only experienced frustration and anger while perusing the site, especially in March. However, this year will be different and these next few games should help get you prepared.


38 years ago today, the Edmonton Oilers became an NHL team

Not only did the Edmonton Oilers join the league, but three other former World Hockey Association teams did as well. The Oilers, along with the New England Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets all merged from the WHA to the NHL, paying a $6 million fee. While that all happened, two other WHA teams –…



I don’t have to tell you about all the hell we’ve been through. I don’t have to tell you about all the miserable hockey we’ve had to watch and live through without even having a sniff of the postseason. That all changed on Tuesday night.



When it comes to NHL awards and the Edmonton Oilers, very little valuable hardware has made its way this far north since the turn of the century. That could change this summer, and it occurs to me that many younger readers may not know their Oilers history in this regard. Here we go. THE ART…