Welcome, friends, to a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio, the podcast where we talk all things Edmonton Oilers. This week, we dive into the strange comments made by Bob Nicholson at yesterday’s season ticket holder event, recap the trip we took to Vegas, preview our trip to Calgary, and a whole lot more.
To say Bob Nicholson’s tour through Oilers season ticket holder meetings has been a public relations nightmare would be an understatement.
Junior hockey works in cycles and after two years out of the playoffs, there was no doubt that the Edmonton Oil Kings were on the upswing of that cycle. The target this year was simply a playoff spot, not a division title. Even for the most optimistic fan, it really wasn’t a realistic goal.
Were the Oilers good? Or are the Blue Jackets just bad? It’s hard to say, but the Oilers nicely executed a defensive shell to shut down the Blue Jackets before a third-period explosion that led to a commanding 4-1 victory.
It’s safe to say that Bob Nicholson would like to forget Thursday ever happened. Nicholson was picked apart online after saying that the Oilers would probably be in the playoffs if Tobias Rieder had scored 10 to 12 goals. It was a ridiculous thing to say and Nicholson quickly went into damage control mode.
Is Babcock in over his head in Toronto; can him and Dubas see eye to eye; Brian Burke said some wild things about a former employer; McDavid dominates player polls; Calgary’s best value contracts; how has the Muzzin trade worked out so far; the draft, playoff races and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought…