Celebrating One Year at the Nation

It was exactly one year ago today that I got the email from Baggedmilk telling me that I’d been the lucky fresh graduate selected to start my career at Oilersnation, and what a ride it’s been.



The 2012 entry draft was a low period for the Edmonton Oilers at the draft table. It should have been the best of times, as the club won the draft lottery. However, the scouting staff was divided on who to take No. 1 overall, and forces above their pay grade interfered in the process. Mark…


Top 100 Oilers: Jason Smith (20)

Jason Smith was tough as nails and mean as hell and he had the pain threshold of a cadaver. Smith had the biggest heart and the ugliest feet I have ever seen in a National Hockey League dressing room, and if there was a record kept for the number of ice bags a player has…


These Oilers, Those Penguins

After a decade of darkness, the Oilers had an excellent season, winning 47 games, beating the San Jose Sharks in the first round, and coming within one win of advancing to the Western Conference Final. Back in September, if you had asked most people in Edmonton what they wanted out of this season, they would…