All About Ilya Konovalov

With their third pick at the 2019 NHL Draft, the Oilers stepped up and grabbed 20-year-old goaltender, Ilya Konovalov, from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. In 2018-19, Konovalov won the Rookie of the Year award for this past season, making him the first goaltender to do so since Andrei Vasilevskiy. While some folks were upset…


A look at what’s left for the Oilers

Ken Holland stayed quiet on day one of NHL free agency while certain role players went for way more than I thought they would. I thought players like Joonas Donskoi and Brandon Tanev would have been signed for around $2 million, instead they each got more than $3.5 million. Brett Connolly coming in at just…


Inside the Nation: Free Agency Breakdown

Happy Canada Day, Nation! With free agency kicking off today, there is plenty to talk about and Dusty Nielson wanted to go live to recap the day and discuss the moves that did and didn’t happen for the Edmonton Oilers.


Scouting Report on Mike Smith

The Oilers have signed 37-year-old netminder Mike Smith to a one-year contract. TSN’s Frank Seravalli announced the signing last night. It is a one year deal with bonuses. Smith and Mikko Koskinen will battle for time between the pipes, but the starter’s job is Koskinen’s to lose. I assume, if he starts well he will…


NHL Free Agency Live Blog: Happy Canada Day!

Happy free agency day, Nation! Here we are on another Canada Day, ready to sit around and drink beer in the name of patriotism while also following along with the ridiculous decisions that NHL general managers get to make with their owner’s money. It’s a timeless tradition really, and one that we’ll jump in on…