WWYDW(SE): Free Agency Day

It’s the eve of Free Agent Frenzy. Well, sort of. With the reality of the NHL’s talking period before July 1, the element of surprise isn’t what it used to be. We’ve seen a handful of contracts already spill out on Twitter as teams and players come to terms prior to free agency starting.


The Oilers opened up some cap space, now what?

The Oilers placed defenceman Andrej Sekera on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout Sunday morning. Sekera has two years remaining at a $5.5-million cap hit. A Sekera buyout opens $3 million in each of the next two seasons. With free agency opening tomorrow, it’s clear the Oilers have something in mind. How will…


‘Twas the night before Free Agent Frenzy…

‘Twas the night before Free Agency Frenzy, when all through the league, every creature was stirring including in lieu of overfatigue, the contracts were near done by the GM’s with care, in hopes that their fans think they’d be fair.


Mike Smith will reportedly be signing with the Oilers

It isn’t July 1st just yet, but we’re already seeing some tentative free agent signings begin to flood in. According to Frank Seravalli, the Oilers will be inking veteran goalie Mike Smith to form a goaltending tandem with Mikko Koskinen next year.


Leon Draisaitl: 2018-19 Season in Review

As we move through the 2019 off-season, putting more and more space and time in between the present and the disappointing 2018-19 (time heals all wounds, right?), we can crack a Nation Beer and sit back a reflect. So, before we pour the last shovels of dirt on the season we want to forget, we’re…


Ten Free Agents the Oilers Should Target

We are just days away from the official beginning of NHL Free Agency and while teams are free to talk to players right now, the Oilers haven’t really been linked to very many players. Now, I suppose that’s not exactly shocking considering the Oilers cap situation but I do think that we’ll see them shave…


Goalie Targets: Free Agents and Trades

The Edmonton Oilers need help in goal. Mikko Koskinen is paid like a starter but his glove hand is as reliable as Peter Chiarelli’s general manager abilities. Koskinen only has 59 career games played in the NHL and a .906 save percentage in 2018-19. It’s unfortunate Koskinen is paid $4.5 million per year, but the…


The Nation Roundup

Talbot to sign with Flames; Marner offer sheet speculation is ridiculous; Luongo retires creating recapture penalty for Canucks; the Jets need to make some trades; draft recaps, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.


Report: Oilers one of five teams in on Brian Boyle

As Edmonton Oilers general manager works the phone looking for options to fill holes across the roster, a report surfaced Friday C Brian Boyle is one Oilers brass has reached out to. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun broke the news, tweeting “Boyle camp I believe has heard from 5-6 teams and Edmonton is indeed one of…