WWYDW: How aggressive should the Edmonton Oilers be this summer?

In his end-of-season availability in mid-May, Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli indicated a strong preference for incremental growth over aggressive moves in the summer. Whether he actually means that, or whether he’s just keeping expectations low and his cards close to his chest is a hard question to answer. An easier question is the one…


Speculation: Eberle to New York?

According to TSN’s Insider Trading, there are suitors following the Jordan Eberle saga with Peter Chiarelli even reportedly having deals on the table, if he chooses to go down that route. Let’s break down the latest.


Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #23 – Erik Brannstrom

One of the biggest risers in the last few months is Swedish defenceman Erik Brannstrom, who checks in as the 23rd ranked prospect in the Nation Network consolidated rankings. The left handed defender had an extremely impressive U18 tournament that vaulted him about the rest of the defenders in the same range. He can skate,…


The 2016-17 Not So Fun NHL Awards

A couple weeks ago I wrote about what Oilers fans can expect with the upcoming NHL awards. Things are exciting around these parts because for once I’m MORE excited to watch the award ceremony instead of the draft. On the topic of awards, I came across an interesting thread on r/hockey a while back about…


NHL Draft Scout Series: OHL

It’s that time of year again! A time when our thoughts turn to trades, roster turnover and of course, the National Hockey League draft. A time when trading away those picks in March seems so stupid ’cause look how amazing all these prospects look! The reality is, only a handful of the 211 children drafted…


Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #24 – Filip Chytil

We’ve had a few players on our draft list that we’ve rated substantially higher than the field. Czech forward Filip Chytil is one of those players, and he might be my personal favourite. Apart from the fact that he plays in the Czech Republic and is very young (one of the youngest members of the…