Does Jan Rutta represent a change in the weather?

Weeks after being named (by Darren Dreger) as a player of interest for several NHL teams, Jan Rutta remains a mystery. Oh, I can tell you he is 6.03, had a good World Hockey Championships and scored very well for Chomutov (home of Petr Klima!) this past season. I can also tell you Chicago and…


Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #58 – Fabian Zetterlund

Fabian Zetterlund is a Swedish sniper who’s quite young for his draft class and has improved a lot just over the course of this season. His shot is his calling card, and he gets it off a lot, boasting impressive shot rates in each of the SHL, SuperElit and international tournaments. Zetterlund was most recently on display…


Is Eberle Really That Bad?

I’m fascinated how often the analysis of a player often focuses on what they can’t do, rather than what they are good at. If you were just new to Edmonton and had never watched an NHL game, you’d think Jordan Eberle is the worst player in the NHL based on many of the conversations and…


This, That and the Other Thing

Drew Remenda’s takes on the Edmonton Oilers as an analyst for Sportsnet often don’t sit well with fans of the team – “often” might be understating, as a matter of fact – but there’s no disputing that he calls things as he sees them, even if there’s plenty of room to disagree.


McLellan Talks Nugent-Hopkins

Yesterday, Todd McLellan joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now to speak about a few different things ranging from the playoffs to the anger that’s surrounding Jordan Eberle to the progression of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.


Nation Network Prospect Profile: #59 Alexander Chmelevski

Checking in as our 59th ranked prospect for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chmelevski. The 6’0″ and 187 lbs centre was expected to have a standout season after a sensational Ivan Hlinka tournament in the summer, but he just couldn’t quite get there. Possessing a wicked shot and great playmaking abilities, Chmelevski…