The Nation Roundup

Koskinen stopping the puck; how close was Lucic to being a Canuck; Laine raises some eyebrows with comments on the Jets; the fallout now that Marner has signed; realistic expectations for Giordano; training camps, fantasy hockey prep and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.


Edmonton Oilers Announce Next Round of Cuts

The Edmonton Oilers have announced their next round of cuts, sending nine players directly to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL– Tyler Benson (LW), Cameron Hebig (C/LW), Caleb Jones (D), Kirill Maksimov (RW), Cooper Marody (C), Ryan McLeod, Anthony Peluso (LW/RW), Dmitri Samorukov (D), and Dylan Wells (G)– while placing another four on waivers with…


GDB -5.0: Can Koskinen Improve? (7pm MT, SN1)

I have written a lot about forwards and defencemen battling for jobs on the Oilers so far, mainly because there are open spots, and I haven’t dug deep into the goalies as much. We know Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith will be the two goalies on opening night, and Shane Starrett will be the starter…


Oilers Trim Roster: Send Six Down To Bakersfield

The NHL preseason has had another round of casualties as team’s begin to reduce their rosters as the drop drop on the 2019-20 NHL regular season nears. The Edmonton Oilers announced that they have cut their training camp roster down by six players, sending them all to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL.


Oilers Announce New Game Promos for the 2019-20 Season

The Edmonton Oilers announced yesterday some new and exciting promotions for a number of games for the upcoming season. It includes a raise in the 50/50 payout, a drop in beer prices, and some trip and jersey giveaways. Introducing the #Oilers Weekend Advantage coming to @RogersPlace this regular season! Thursdays ➜ $5 Beer 🍺Fridays ➜…


GDB -6.0: Changes on Defence Look Good (8pm MT, SN1)

It is difficult to evaluate individual players in the first preseason game, especially when the opposition barely plays any of their top NHL players. We’ll get to who grabbed my attention last night (please add who you liked in the comment section) in a bit, but the main thing I noticed last night was puck…