Someone drafted outside the first round is a gem

No, this post isn’t about Brandon Davidson — we’ve known for a while that the Oilers really did find a hidden gem in him during the sixth round of the 2010 draft. But while we’re chatting about Davidson, let me just quote that old saying, “If you love something set it free. If it comes back it’s…


Happy Birthday to the god father of the Nation, Ryan Smyth!

Many of you don’t know this, but without Ryan Smyth, Oilersnation may not exist. In 2007 when Smytty got traded to the New York Islanders and broke all of our hearts the website that eventually turned into Oilersnation.com was born. This legendary website was called BringRyanHome.com. If I could, I wish I could write an…


Patrick Maroon not on ice for morning practice

NHL trade deadline is looming. Everyone knows that Patrick Maroon, an impending unrestricted free agent, is on TSN and Sportsnet’s top 10 possible rental options list. The reality of the Oilers without the services of Patrick Maroon could be sooner rather than later.


Happy 18th birthday to Big Georges’ hat trick!

If you were a fan of the Oilers in the early 2000s, you were a fan of Big Georges. Georges Laraque was one of the most feared fighters in the league on top of being a gritty, hard working, energy player who could get the bench and the fans fired up. Exactly 18 years ago…


As season winds down, Oil Kings heat up

The Oil Kings currently sit just three points out of dead last, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by being around the team lately. They’re 4-1-1 in their last six games, and they’re getting points against some good, and hungry, hockey teams. Their one regulation loss over this stretch was against the Vancouver Giants,…



Oh, you think the tank is your ally. But you merely adopted the tank; I was born in it, molded by it.