Closing the Gap

The lines on display this morning at Day One training camp have to be encouraging for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans. The idea of ‘strength down the middle’ takes on epic proportions at the center position with a depth chart boasting Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at pivot. The important numbers to…


Training Camp Opens…Live Blog…

The Oilers skated on the ice at 10 a.m. this morning. They have eight preseason game and 19 days to prepare for their home opener against the Calgary Flames on October 4th. Connor McDavid led Group A on the ice and was flanked by Patrick Maroon and Ryan Strome. Group A skated from 10-10:55 on…


Heavy Expectations for Edmonton’s Newest Project

We find ourselves standing directly in front of the 2017-2018 Oiler season. Coming off the heels of a second round exit, some individual awards for the Captain, and another year of development for what was still a relatively young team, the expectations are high. And that’s understandable. Except when it isn’t.


The Roundup

Flames pull out of talks with city; looking at how every NHL arena was funded; Benning speaks on Virtanen in Vancouver; Leafs should be considered contenders; will the Oilers win the division; moving the draft age to 19, fantasy hockey projections and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the Daily Dugout.