Inside the Nation: #SummerofLineys Three Cs

Inside the nation met with some scheduling issues on the usual air date of Monday, so we are BACK with a Tuesday edition of the Inside the Nation show. As always, follow along on twitter @oilersnationalt as we will update you with when Dusty goes live. Join the convo and have your questions answered live. For now, here’s what today’s episode was all about.

  • Cody Franson is NOT an AHL PTO player
  • Gusev in Edmonton?
  • The Nylander trade?
  • Tyler Benson in the lineup
  • Summer lineup combos edition 2
  • Broberg in Sweden
  • Kawhi / Pronger comparisons

Check out today’s episode below:

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After having such a blast over the past two years, we absolutely knew that we were going to organize another golf tourney for the summer and, after a few months of planning, we’re psyched to finally be able to launch our third annual golf tournament.

  • When – August 29th, 2019 (Thursday)
  • Where – Cougar Creek Golf Resort
  • How much – $1000/team or get in on the $900 Early Bird price until July 10th
  • Teams – Groups of Four (4)
  • How – Book your team here

As always, a portion of all proceeds from your ticket purchase will be donated directly to a local charity. This time we’ve partnered up with the Gregor Foundation to make sure that our kids are at their most handsome.

Previous Episodes:

  • TKB2677

    Already making up lines 3 months from the season? They still have some cap space and with each day that goes by, usually the price and term of the remaining UFA’s goes down. We could see a trade which I think is likely. I am going to guess we see some PTO’s.

    Kind of early isn’t it?

  • Dallas Eakins Hair

    Line combos could be drawn up 20 different way right now but it wont mean much until we see what moves Holland makes to free up cap space and who he moves out. Cap space is still going to clean up and a couple contracts moved and with some AHL guy in the mix and Jesse either headed out to Europe or via trade , there are going to be some guys from the farm pushing to get a roster spot. Until camp and the preseason comes along it is all a guessing game, but once camp starts we will see what Tippett starts to move guys around and see how they gel, and then the preseason will narrow that down a little further, so trying to figure line combos now is pretty much a lot of speculation

  • OriginalPouzar

    Whoa, whoa, whoa – one of the fireable offence of McLellan was breaking up the red-hot Dria/Chia combo (well, trio with Rieder), in the name of “getting Chiasson more ice” and putting Chiasson with McDavid.

    The entire success of the Oilers is being able to win the ice when McDavid is not out there. Chiason/Drai did that and, frankly, Chiasson and McDavid are not good together.

    Chiasson needs to be with Drai and not with McDavid – Kass and Chiasson must be switched in that lineup.

      • Dallas Eakins Hair

        Value Village has cap issues, Bennett isn’t going to get 4 mil a season, all a trade with Russell would do is be a straight salary exchange plus them taking on Poolpartys salary, not going to happen.