The Tippett Effect

Hello Nation, If the word on the street is to be believed, then Dave Tippet will be new Oilers GM Ken Holland’s first hire after a few dismissals. How are Oilers fans supposed to feel about this potential hire? Is it a misstep for Holland in hiring an old hand who the game may have…


Voynov Should Not Return to the NHL

For years we have read or heard the phrase, “sports is my escape from the real world.” For many sports fans watching it, reading about it, writing about it or listening to sports talk radio is a nice reprieve from the office or life in general. It still is that way for many people, and…


Saying goodbye to the Nation

Just under four years ago, I started my first day working at Nation HQ as a part-time intern. The day was just five days away from when the Edmonton Oilers would select Connor McDavid first overall in the NHL entry draft, and our lives would change forever.


Trade Targets – Part Three: Culture Changers

Every Friday, I’ve been going through different groups of teams that the Oilers could potentially target as trade partners this summer. While I’m not convinced the Oilers will be particularly busy this summer, there are some teams out there that are no doubt open for business.


Inside the Nation: The Joakim Nygard Show

Is Dustin Nielson the funniest man on the earth? Does Dustin Nielson have the answers to all of life’s problems? You can ask him, every Monday and Thursday (unless it’s another day which you should make sure you follow us on Twitter to find out exactly when he will be live).


Offence Under Tippett

Dollars and cents, or should I say sense, are the only things standing between Ken Holland getting his new head coach. Dave Tippett is clearly the man he wants and TSN’s Darren Dreger told me on The Nielson Show this morning that he believes Holland and Tippett are meeting in British Columbia today to try…


Weekly Rumours – Nashville Predators Open For Business?

Welcome back to our weekly look at the NHL’s rumour mill here on Oilersnation. Last week I dug into some trade talk surrounding defensemen who could be moved this summer. This week, we’re going all over the place, starting with a look at Frank Seravalli’s Trade Bait Board, which you can find HERE.


WWYDW(TE): Dave Tippett

According to Bob McKenzie, the Edmonton Oilers’ coaching gig is Dave Tippett’s to lose. McKenzie reported yesterday that not only is Tippett the leading candidate for the job, but he’s also currently the only candidate.


The Edmonton Prospects are back and we are pumped!

Is there anything better than sitting in the sun and watching some baseball with a frosty beverage in one hand and a hot dog in the other? No. The answer is no. That’s why we’re so pumped to be partnering with the Edmonton Prospects again this summer.


Real Life Podcast Episode 122: Wanye’s Bones

Welcome, citizens, to a brand new episode of the Real Life Podcast! This week, the boys had plenty of Oilers news to cover as the team made changes in their management and communications departments, so they tried their best to stay on topic. As you’d expect, things quickly fell off the rails.