City Council vote moves coliseum towards demolition

With no plans on the horizon to repurpose the facility, city council has voted to demolish the arena that once housed the Edmonton Oilers. Whether you know it as Northlands, Skyreach Centre, or Rexall Place, the arena that was home to the Edmonton Oilers for over three decades will soon be torn down, or at…


Friday Fights: Don’t Defend Clean Hits

Hello out there, I’m on the air, it’s Hockey Fights today. This is a weekly feature where we will take a look back at the best tilts of the week that was, a fond look back at the fights that were, and a strong finger wag at the worst fight of the week. I was…


Dare to Dream Oilers fans

This has been an ugly season for the Oilers. Many words could describe it: Frustrating. Maddening. Annoying. Infuriating. Disappointing. Unfulfilling. I’m sure you have many not-for-print words you could use, but I believe this has been the most disheartening season in Oilers history. Today, however, we will look at some positives and reasons Oilersnation can…


Loving Auvitu

Listen, I don’t know if I like him because he’s a little bit wild or because his fancy stats stand out to me — it’s probably both — but I would love to see Yohann Auvitu back with the Oilers next year as their seventh defenseman.


Three Thoughts: RNH not going anywhere

At various times this season, some fans opined it made sense to have Edmonton Oilers’ GM Pete Chiarelli trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and his $6-million salary to address holes in the roster. Others insisted that coach Todd McLellan should play him on the wing alongside Connor McDavid rather than have him languish as an overpaid and…


The Oilers are aggressively adding forward prospects

A month ago, I wrote about the lack of forward prospects in the Edmonton Oilers pipeline. Jesse Puljujarvi isn’t really a prospect anymore, which leaves Kailer Yamamoto as the only forward prospect that has a chance to make an impact in the NHL within the next year.


The Roundup

What happened to the Oilers; GM meetings come to a close; Plekanec struggling in TO; new buyout calculator at NHL Numbers; the ideal first round matchup for the Jets; prospect updates, Stajan’s milestone and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.