What are the Oilers getting in Chris Wideman?

Over the past month, we’ve heard Peter Chiarelli say on multiple occasions that the group of defenders that the Edmonton Oilers have simply don’t move the puck well enough. Today, he made a move to address that, acquiring Chris Wideman from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2020…


Oilersnation Radio Episode 13 – New Daddy in the mix

Friends, family, ladies, gentlemen, children, citizens of the world — we are BACK with more audio content for your ears. It’s Oilersnation Radio Episode 13. Listen to this on your commute, at the gym, while you’re climbing a mountain, or when you’re on a flight to Fargo, North Dakota to take a bus to Winnipeg because…


Oilers acquire Chris Wideman from Senators

Kevin Lowe Peter Chiarelli making moves! The Oilers have acquired defenseman Chris Wideman — nope, not Dennis Wideman — from the Ottawa Senators for the very reasonable price of a 2020 conditional sixth-round draft pick. That pick sent to Ottawa was the one the Oilers got in exchange for Jakub Jerabek. Remember him?


Inside the Nation: Welcome to the Hitchcock era

What a week it’s been at the Nation! On the last episode of Inside the Nation, Dusty was trying to make sense of what was going on with the Edmonton Oilers but certainly couldn’t have seen the Ken Hitchcock hire coming. Was it the right move for the franchise? Can Hitchcock right the ship? Nielson…


WWYDW: Making a GM change

Todd McLellan took the fall for Peter Chiarelli earlier this week. Don’t get me wrong, McLellan wasn’t without fault — his line blending made it difficult for the team to find chemistry and stability and he failed to help some prospects take the next step — but it’s fair to say he was set up…


Do the Oilers have the depth to load up the top line?

Will new Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock play Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl together? Once again Todd McLellan’s went back to McDavid and Draisaitl. It wasn’t a surprise. The McDavid-Draisaitl combo was a McLellan favourite. Only Patrick Maroon and Jordan Eberle have played more with McDavid 5-on-5 since 2015.