Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #41 – Ivan Lodnia

Ivan Lodnia might not register on most’s radar ahead of the draft, but that’s just because he’s lost in the Erie Otters bounty of flashy offensive prospects. On most CHL teams, Lodnia is a first line forward. In Erie, he was just another guy on a team replete with future stars. Don’t let that dampen your…


ESPN’s Top 100 Athletes List Confirms NHL’s Bad Reputation

On Tuesday, ESPN released its second annual Top 100 Athletes list to the public. As expected, strong personal brands such as Lebron James, Christiano Ronaldo, and Usain Bolt made the top ten. The list was heavily filled with players from the NBA (13 athletes) and professional soccer leagues around the world (38 athletes). What I was…


Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #42 – Marcus Davidsson

We’re looking at yet another Swedish prospect today. This time it’s Djurgardens forward Marcus Davidsson, a speedy and skilled prospect that excels in plenty of different areas, although he isn’t considered elite in any of them. Davidsson spent nearly the entire season in the SHL, a great sign for a young prospect. His point totals…


Real Life Podcast Episode 29 – Mike Commodore

This week’s show featured Jason Strudwick of NHL fame and Wanye – with Gregor taking the week off. The boys chatted with former NHL player and current Bon Vivant Mike Commodore. He gave us his take on Josh Green tackling an A&W mascot for no good reason in Red Deer a few years back and…


WWYDW: Hypothetical Jordan Eberle trade scenarios

Jordan Eberle’s future in Edmonton is very much up in the air right now. He could be dealt this summer, or next summer, or play brilliantly next season and stay for the duration of his contract. It’s difficult to say without knowing the discussions going on inside the Oilers’ front office. In this week’s edition of…


Top 100 Oilers: Craig MacTavish (17)

Craig MacTavish’s tenure as a member of the Edmonton Oilers spans 32 years. That includes parts of nine seasons and 701 games as a player in which he won three Stanley Cups and served two seasons as team captain, which is the primary focus when it comes to his place on this list of Top…


Let’s Get This Party Started!

The beauty of this spring for Oilers fans came in the playoff experience. It meant we didn’t have to spend three months talking trades and draft, but it’s been 20 days since G7 versus Anaheim and time’s a wasting. Today George McPhee said his Vegas Golden Knights plan on announcing trades, possibly right after the…


Peter Chiarelli’s Summer To-Do List

My friends, we’ve reached that horrible lull between the season ending (yeah, yeah Stanley Cup something something) and the NHL Draft and I thought that we could use this time to put together a to-do list for Peter Chiarelli.