RFA Profile: Ryan Strome gave the Oilers what they should have expected

Ryan Strome was thrown into an unenviable situation this year. After back-to-back disappointing, sub 40-point seasons with the New York Islanders, Strome was sent to Edmonton in a deal for Jordan Eberle. The trade was one-for-one. No matter what, whether it was fair or not, Strome was forever going to be linked to the player…


Oilers give Ty Rattie one-year deal

It looks like the Oilers believe in Ty Rattie. After a solid late-season showing playing alongside Connor McDavid on the team’s top line, Rattie has been given a one-year extension. Per Elliotte Friedman, it’ll be worth $800k. 


Darnell Nurse will also join Team Canada

Just like the good old days of the mid-2000s, the Oilers will be sending a whole bunch of players off to play in the IIHF World Hockey Championships. We already knew Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would be representing Canada in Denmark this spring, but Darnell Nurse, as it was reported by the Oilers today,…


WWYDW: How to get that defenceman

Peter Chiarelli addressed the media today after an incredibly disappointing 2017-18 season. The Oilers were expected to contend for a Stanley Cup, but, instead, they’ll be golfing early this summer. There wasn’t a hell of a lot of interesting stuff to come out of this press conference, which isn’t all that surprising. They’re evaluating, they’re disappointed,…


Thank you to the hockey community

If you played hockey growing up, you’ve travelled on a bus with your teammates. These are arguably some of the best times of a young player’s life. Sitting on long, boring bus trips is where life-long friendships are created and teammates who used to be strangers become family members. I won’t speak for everybody, but…


WWYDW: Jesse Puljujarvi

The Oilers will play their second-last game of the season tomorrow against the Golden Knights. Jesse Puljujarvi and Jujhar Khaira are sliding into the top six as Leon Draisaitl’s wingers. It’s been an excellent season for Khaira, the third-round pick from 2012, but it’s been a somewhat disappointing season for Puljujarvi, the fourth overall pick…


College Corner: Let’s find some positives from this season

We at Oilersnation have proudly teamed up with NAIT to give students in the Radio and Television program an opportunity to produce content for audience. This is a semi-regular feature in which students submit extra credit assignments and we post the ones we feel are the most interesting. This topic was what positives can we…


WWYDW: Cam Talbot’s next contract

There’s no way around it — Cam Talbot has had a bad season. He’s at the top of the list of disappointments among this group that has ultimately massively underperformed expectations. After his first two seasons with the club and a 2016-17 season in which he finished fourth in Vezina Trophy voting, starting goaltending was never an…