The Nation Notebook: Playoff Injuries, McDavid Contract, and Sweden Wins

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. The playoffs are losing bodies left and right. Connor McDavid might opt for a five-year contract like other superstars have. Sweden wins the World Championships. Phil Kessel is…


Oilers Sign Pakarinen

News this evening (via NHLNumbers) that the Oilers have signed Iiro Pakarinen. The Finnish winger has been a trusted utility forward for coach Todd McLellan in the last two seasons (when healthy). The contract is for one year, and is a one-way deal and pays $725,000. Pakarinen is important to the Oilers because his signing…


The Roundup

The Leafs shouldn’t trade JVR, could Canucks pursue Eberle, Flames should trade their first round pick, Chiarelli speaks in Edmonton, Shattenkirk wants to be the man, how scouting is changing, free agency, draft profiles and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.


Oilers sign Dylan Wells to entry-level contract

According to their official Twitter account, the Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Dylan Wells to a three-year, entry-level contract. Wells, who was drafted with the 123rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, posted a .916 save percentage for the Peterborough Petes and was a finalist for OHL Goaltender of the Year. He will likely…


Chiarelli named GM of the Year candidate

This news shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, but this evening it was announced that Peter Chiarelli has been named a candidate for the General Manager of the year. In his second year with the Edmonton Oilers, Chiarelli played a key part in assembling the Oilers first 100-point season campaign since 1986-87. His squad earned…


It’s Raining News!

Today might have been the busiest day for Oilers news since June 29, 2016. It began with an interesting exchange between Darren Dreger of TSN and Dustin Nielson/Wil Fraser of TSN1260. The conversation surrounded dealing Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome of the NY Islanders, with possibly more pieces on either side (Dusty and Wil discussed…


Sekera to miss six to nine months with ACL tear

Per the Edmonton Oilers, Andrej Sekera is expected to miss six to nine months with an ACL injury. Sekera’s ACL tear was believed to have been suffered in the series against the Anaheim Ducks. The injury news is devastating and will mean that the Oilers will be without Sekera’s services until somewhere in the ballpark…


The Roundup

How the Canucks can use cap space to their advantage, Leafs may be interested in Dumba, what the Flames need to be a contender, crazy playoff ride comes to an end in Edmonton, what makes a Top 6 forward, 2017 draft rankings, looking at free agent Joe Thornton and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by…


GDB +13.0: Game Freaking Seven

Every kid who played hockey or road hockey has dreamed of playing in a game seven. When you’re young, you don’t worry about semantics. It didn’t have to be game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, but rest assured when you were playing shinny on the outdoor rink, or backyard pond, whether you played with…


McLellan: Klefbom likely to be available for Game 7 on Wednesday

I asked McLellan about Klefbom and game seven."I expect him to be available."Big news for the #Oilers — Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) May 8, 2017 The good news keeps pouring in. After hammering the Ducks in a dominant 7-1 victory Sunday night, Todd McLellan told reporters that Oscar Klefbom, who missed the game due to an…