Q and A with Darnell Nurse

Darnell Nurse and the Oilers agreed to a two-year contract extension early Monday afternoon, and he was on the ice Tuesday morning with his teammates. Nurse’s brief absence from training camp shouldn’t impact his play at all. Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Tobias Reider and Milan Lucic have yet to…


WWYDW: Managing the blueline

Darnell Nurse! He’s signed! Though I don’t think there was really any doubt that Nurse would get a deal figured out before the start of the season, it’s nice to know that the Oilers are rolling into pre-season action at full strength. Well, mostly at full strength.


GDB Wrap up -7.0: STREAKING

That was so much fun last night in Calgary, why not gather round and break down another Oilers outing, this time against the Vancouver Canucks?


Real Life Podcast Episode 90: Old Man Coffee

Welcome, friends, to a brand new episode of the Real Life Podcast! It’s the podcast that starts with an agenda and quickly falls off the rails as soon as the recording starts. This week, the boys set an agenda and stuck to it! Just kidding, they went completely rogue again. 


Oilers trim training camp roster, send 15 players to Bakersfield

After sending back a trio of prospects ahead of yesterday’s pre-season game against the Flames, the Oilers continued to trim down the roster today by sending back 15 players to the Bakersfield Condors. With the Oilers heading over to Europe to start their 2018-19 season, the coaching staff isn’t wasting any time in getting their…


GDB -7.0: Battle of the Backups (8:30 pm MST, SN1)

I can understand if there was a collective shudder across Oilersnation last night as Mikko Koskinen allowed a goal on the first shot of the game, and then allowed a goal on the first shot of the second period. Giving up a goal on the first shot of the game is never ideal, and it…


Oilers cut three from training camp roster

With the pre-season underway, the Oilers started their roster cuts early with three players already being sent back to their respective junior clubs. Ahead of yesterday’s pre-season game against the Flames, Kirill Maksimov, Olivier Rodrigue, and Dmitri Samorukov were all sent back to their respective junior teams. Considering the team will be leaving for Europe…


What should we expect from Darnell Nurse?

Oilersnation let out a collective sigh of relief after it was announced on Monday that the team had agreed to terms with Darnell Nurse on a two-year, $3.2 million contract. The brief holdout is now over and Nurse is back in Edmonton poised to prove that he is a legitimate top-pairing defenseman.



Hockey is back. Sure, it’s the preseason, but it’s back nonetheless. Tonight’s opponents, the Flames, are mostly over in China playing the Bruins and dressing up for a great wall visit.