NIELSON RANKINGS: Battle of Alberta

The Battle of Alberta always matters but right now it REALLY MATTERS. We’ve got the Flames fighting for top spot in the division while the Oilers are engaged in a heated battle for a playoff birth. This weekends Battle of Alberta will feature a lot of star power on both sides of the puck surrounded…


Hitchcock: It is About Wins Now Not Developing

Ken Hitchcock held court today at the Community rink as the Oilers prepare for rare back-to-back home games Saturday against Calgary and Sunday v. Carolina. Consecutive wins would have the Oilers right in the playoff mix, tied for the final wildcard spot with Minnesota and one back of Colorado for the first wildcard. A good weekend would…


WWYDW(FE): Giving Pistol Pete the Keys

The trade deadline is on the horizon and the Oilers are thoroughly in the mix for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Given what we know about the organization’s overwhelming desire to ensure a playoff appearance, the Oilers would have to put together a monumental collapse over the next 15 games prior to the…


The Roundup

Is Gaudreau better than McDavid; would you trade Matthews for Mackinnon; Flames ‘Cap’ approaching deadline is pretty complex; Top 50 drafted NHL prospects and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.