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Will the Oilers Make a Trade this Week?

If we can agree the Edmonton Oilers have a reasonable expansion draft protected list, the need to do something exists with other teams, and that could mean some movement this week for Edmonton. Peter Chiarelli may have a chance to improve the team by playing vulture to a team having a more difficult time getting…

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NHL Fans: Buckle Up for A Great Week

The 2016/2017 NHL season officially ended last night, with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning their second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship. They are the first team since the 1997 and 1998 Detroit Red Wings to win back-to-back titles, and the 17th time we’ve seen a team win at least two Cups in a row. They will be…

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Justin Schultz, two-time Stanley Cup Champion

Not only a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, but one of two Pittsburgh Penguins ran out of their former cities for not being good enough. The other of course, Phil Kessel. Looking back, I’m sure I can’t be the only one who regrets the “Jultz” era in Edmonton. After all, the hype surrounding Schultz was incredible…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: WHL and Cale Makar

The next iteration of this year’s NHL Draft Scout Series takes us to the Western Canada and the WHL and company. Usually, we just focus on just the WHL, but this year a defenceman from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits has forced us to expand our range to include Junior A hockey, as well. FutureConsiderations Head Western…

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22 in 2003: That Pouliot Pick

So, the Edmonton Oilers have the 22nd pick going into the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago later this month. If the Oilers stay in that slot, it’ll mark the third time in franchise history they’ve picked 22nd. The last time was 2008, when they selected Jordan Eberle from the Regina Pats. The first time…

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Monday Mailbag – Benning or Nurse

Oh hey there, friendly mailbag readers. Can you believe that we’re only 100 days away from the season already? *sigh* It’s once again your cue to stop doing anything productive and learn something from your pals at the Nation (mostly me*) in this here mailbag. As always, I need questions for next week so email…

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The Nation Notebook: Let The Madness Begin

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  Silly season is about to begin. The Flames and Jets reportedly have interest in the Rangers’ Antti Raanta. Teams have until 5 p.m. ET to ask a player…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #14 – Lias Andersson

Another teenager producing well in the professional ranks in Europe, Lias Andersson probably isn’t getting the respect he deserves. Playing in the professional leagues as a teenager naturally suppresses point totals in comparison to players still playing in junior, but sometimes it seems that not everyone making the immediate mental adjustments – cautioning against being…