Game Day Preview: Canada vs Switzerland

Looking to improve to 2-0 in the round robin, Evan Bouchard and Team Canada are set to take on a Swiss team that is looking to rebound after opening their tournament with a loss at the hands of the Czech Republic. The Canadians opened their tournament with a blowout win over Team Denmark and honestly,…


GDB 37.0: The Race Is On (7pm MST, SN1)

Are you prepared for 101 days filled with excitement, stress, agony, exhilaration, defeat, victory, frustration, jubilation, cheering, yelling and likely some profane language both positive and negative? If you aren’t then stopping reading. Close your browser or put down your phone, because starting today you have a choice: You either commit to the aforementioned range…


Connor McDavid named Pacific Division captain at the NHL All-Star Game

As expected, Edmonton Oilers captain and noted ice god, Connor McDavid, will represent the Pacific Division as captain in the upcoming NHL All-Star Game in late January. It will be the third straight time for McDavid at the All-Star Game after missing out in his rookie season due to injury. Throughout the month of December,…


GDB Game Notes: Canucks @ Oilers

The Oilers are back from the Christmas break on a three-game losing streak and tonight’s opponent was the team that got it started. For the second time in under two weeks, the Oilers will faceoff against the Vancouver Canucks, and this time they’d be best served to stay out of the penalty box. 


Game Day Preview: Canada vs Denmark

Allow me to act a little giddy right now because one of my favourite moments of the year is sitting down on Boxing Day and watching Canada kick off the World Juniors. It’s a fantastic feeling and even though the first matchup of the tournament is usually against a weak opponent, it’s still exciting to…


Merry Christmas, Nation!

From all of us at Oilersnation, I wanted to take a minute to quickly write something to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.


This is what we wanted

Merry Christmas Oilersnation! As you wake up today and celebrate the holidays, the Edmonton Oilers hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Despite that fact, there’s still a negative feeling around the team and while I’ve been known to be fairly pessimistic at times, I don’t see the reason for Oilers…


Monday Mailbag – Evan Bouchard at the World Juniors

Happy Christmas Eve, Nation! I hope that if you’re reading this right now that you’ve already settled into vacation mode and that you just woke up from a nice sleep in. To those of you that are still stuck at work today, I hope you use this Christmas-themed mailbag as a means to get yourself…


Santa Letters: Part Two

As the Oilers take a brief break to celebrate the holidays I’m still here grinding away with another round of letters to Santa. I’m actually writing this piece from the centre of the hockey universe, Florida. Ok, I lied, I’m at an airport lounge in Toronto but there are more people in this pub than…


The Wishlist

If I bought everything my family wants or needs for Christmas, I’d be tapped out. If Edmonton Oilers’ coach Ken Hitchcock managed to get everything he wants and needs, GM Pete Chiarelli would be capped out. The problem is, Hitchcock’s boss is pretty much there already, so that’s simply not going to happen.


2018 Festivus Grievances

If you’re a Seinfeld fan like I am you’ll know that December 23rd is Festivus, a day where you’re encouraged to air your grievances and celebrate feats of strength. Given the fact that we’re Oilers fans, I’m sure that we’ve all got a few items that we’d love to get off our chests.