Oilers defensive depth quickly becoming a strength; Flames and Tkachuk aren’t talking; Canucks coach dishes on several topics surrounding the team; why Matthews shot creates a struggle for goalies; Wings make a trade; Joe Murphy, Kelly Buchberger and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.
According to Jim Matheson, yet again there won’t be Edmonton Oilers Rookie Team vs University of Alberta Golden Bears game. Apparently, Daryl Katz and the U of A have a “business issue” getting in the way of the annual fall rookie game.
According to Dave Waddell, a CBC Radio guy based in Calgary, the new third jerseys the Oilers will use next season have been leaked. Waddell saw this jersey through a Google search of “oilers third jersey” that brought up a sponsored link from Adidas.
The Jesse Puljujarvi saga continues. According to Jouni Nieminen, a trustworthy source based in Edmonton when it comes to Finnish hockey news, provided an update on the disgruntled young Oilers forward.
The Edmonton Oilers have announced that they have sent unsigned draft pick John Marino (played at Harvard since 2016) to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2021 NHL entry draft.
The summer is long and the news is scarce, but the rumour mill is always churning and the latest rumour has the Edmonton Oilers finalizing their coaching staff ranks by adding Brian Wiseman as an assistant coach. Wiseman has been an assistant with the NCAA Michigan Wolverines programs since 2011.
Fresh off an emergency edition of Inside the Nation, Dustin rolls in from Canmore and starts spitting takes.
Well, it looks like it’s finally happened. The long-awaited divorce between Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers has been completed. The Oilers have reportedly linked up on a deal with their provincial rivals, the Calgary Flames, on a deal to swap Lucic for James Neal.
Leafs and Marner still far apart; Oilers changing the look of scouting; looking at the Canucks transition and scoring; did the Flames and Jets jerseys get leaked; Sam Bennett’s role is becoming more clear; free agency, hockey parents, Don Cherry and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.
Earlier today, word broke on Twitter that former Oiler, Ryan Spooner, had a signed a contract in the Swiss league with HC Lugano and I couldn’t help but laugh at the news… and maybe cry a little bit. If you want another reminder of how bad Peter Chiarelli was at his job then look no…
Ken Holland has dipped into the bargain bin, inking former Arizona Coyote and Pittsburgh Penguin Josh Archibald to a one-year contract.
The Oilers should be in on Gusev; how the Aho offer sheet affects Matthew Tkachuk; breaking down the Cody Ceci trade; Canucks overpay Tyler Myers, also ink Ferland; free agency, season predictions and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.