Inside the Nation: NHL officiating, trading for Manning, hot sauce giveaway, and more.

After a Christmas hiatus, Dustin Nielson is back with another episode of Inside the Nation!

In case you’re new around here, Inside the Nation is an online video series where Dustin Nielson takes over the Oilersnation Facebook page and goes on Facebook Live to answer all of your burning Oilers questions! After a couple trades last week, a horrific Hockey Night in Canada game, and a big win against the Ducks yesterday, there were a lot of things to discuss in this episode.

Dusty kicked things off by breaking down the Oilers weekend and what he thought of our new defensive acquisitions. He commented on the strong play of Cam Talbot and Kris Russell, as well as Caleb Jones’ strong performance as of late. Do you think Jones is earning himself a spot in the lineup for the remaining of the season? Dusty gives his thoughts on the matter as well as some other hot takes about trading Drake Caggiula for Brandon Manning.

After that, Dustin gets very passionate about a topic on top of everyone’s minds… NHL officiating. In case you missed it, you can find the hit from behind on Connor McDavid from last night below. How that was not a penalty? I’m not too sure. Nielson is infuriated with the no-call and has some great takes on the situation. Would you agree with him that officials should be open to the media after the games? Last but not least, Dusty reads a trivia question and gives a lucky commenter a free Get Sauced hot sauce sample pack!

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Watch the Facebook live video below.

Check out the live edition of Inside the Nation on the Oilersnation Facebook page every Monday and Thursday at 2:30 pm MT.


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  • OldOilerFan

    Regarding the tease you have on Brandon Manning’s acquisition: You’re saying Chia pursued him for awhile? Why? This a case of keeping your friends close and your enemies (enemy of McDavid) closer? I don’t get it ….

  • JasonY

    My issue with this McDavid is where the hell is Lucic or Kassian. Our so called tough guys that we paid for toughness and swagger. I understand that maybe nobody on the team saw the Doughty elbow and I would sure want Lucic and Kassian to go after Doughty. The Anaheim game was ridiculous. This team is still in serious trouble and I don’t think this team has the chemistry to stand up for each other as Hitchcock has said. It hasn’t played for each other since 2006. I like this play as it is a clear example between ANA (although struggling has the right culture) compared to EDM (perenial losers). When Gambardella attempts to mess with Lindholm (a guy who I compare to Klefbom), guess who comes up and defends Lindholm? Their captain Getzlaf.