PTO The Way To Go

As everyone waits with bated breath to see what the number is going to be on a Darnell Nurse deal I’m going to take a look at what happens once that deal is in place. Most people still think the Oilers will sign another depth forward, likely to a league minimum deal, prior to training…


Goalie Depth Update Part 2: Rodrigue, Hawkey, Starrett

There was a bit of shuffling in the Oilers crease this offseason, with highly-touted Finish free agent Mikko Koskinen signing out of the KHL to solidify the No. 2 spot while hopefully providing a competitive push to Cam Talbot. The team has also added to its depth pool of goaltenders via draft and trade over…


Connor McDavid sinks a hole in one

According to Cam McDavid’s Instagram story, Connor McDavid could have a career in golf coming up when his hockey life is over because the Oilers’ captain just sunk a hole in one. When you watch Cam’s story, it starts off by the McDavid boys walking up to the hole to confirm that the ball had…


Oilers on the Wing: Not much experience but plenty of opportunity

Looking at the Oilers depth chart as it stands right now, it’s not hard not to notice that they’ll likely be starting the season with a major lack of experience on the wings. That said, there are some intriguing prospects that will be fighting for jobs and that opportunity is going to show where they…


Saturday Sunshine: La Bouche

Last week’s McDavid sunshine was so bright that it’s still shining on but the positivity never stops on Saturday at the Nation and today is no different. For a list of all the guys we’ve covered in Saturday Sunshine scroll on down to the bottom of this list but for now, sit back and hit…


Oilers win Golden Matrix Award for video display

According to the people at the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) the Edmonton Oilers have won a Golden Matrix Award for the “Best Overall Video Display” for their work with the jumbotron at Rogers Place. Before we get to the award, we should probably figure out what a Golden Matrix Award means and what…


Top of Mind

The way I see it, there’s no way the Edmonton Oilers have room for more than one rookie defenceman on their roster this coming season. If there is one, I’d be willing to bet his initials are E.B. The question is, will it be Ethan Bear or Evan Bouchard? We obviously don’t have that answer…


The Roundup

Draisaitl still needs to prove he can carry his own line; can Leafs win with their blueline; is Hellebuyck deal good or bad for Jets; reaction to Flames signing of Lindholm; fantasy hockey old stars versus new stars and more in this week’s Nation Roundup.


Strome Looking at Vision Training to Improve His Game

NHL players are always looking for ways to improve their game. The need for speed and strength is a must, but in the past few years more skaters have hired skills coaches to hone their puck skills, and more recently we have seen players try vision testing. A 2014 study by a team of psychologists…