Another week is set to wrap and that means a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio is here to get you prepped for the weekend. On today’s podcast, we looked at Leon Draisaitl’s Art Ross win, the NHL draft lottery, goaltending, and a whole lot more.
I know this will come off as homer-ism in the extreme to some, but when I look at the 10 cities on the NHL’s shortlist to be hubs when play-ins and playoffs finally get underway, I don’t see a better hub candidate than Edmonton. Tell me I’m wrong.
It’s safe to say the Oilers took a flyer on James Neal, but so far this season it’s paid off. The team must’ve hoped that the 32-year-old could regain his scoring ways, but with 19 goals and 12 assists so far this season, his return to form has been a pleasant surprise.
Bettman details return to play; agents love Kyle Dubas; is Benning the right man for the Canucks; a 22 team format would be better; best and worst Flames trades and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.