After 44 seasons and 3,351 games behind the microphone as the voice of the Los Angeles Kings, Bob Miller has called it a career in the broadcast booth after suffering some serious health issues – he has had quadruple-bypass surgery and suffered two strokes over the course of the last year.


Trade Talk: RNH or Eberle

Unless the salary cap has a massive increase before the 2018 NHL season, it seems a guarantee one of either Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Jordan Eberle will be traded. Leon Draisaitl will sign a big contract this summer, likely between $6.5- $7.5 million/year depending on the length of the deal, and Connor McDavid’s new contract, which…


The 2017 Top 100 Draft Eligible Prospects: #100 – #96

The time is finally here. Today we’re kicking off our top 100 list of prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and I hope you’re ready, because this whole week is going to be a doozy. We’ll have individual profiles for all the prospects we have rated in the first two rounds, but until…


Feature: Deciding between Major Junior and NCAA development

On May 4th, 230 of western North America’s young hockey prodigies were selected at this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. Unlike the OHL and QMJHL (which joins the WHL under the CHL umbrella), WHL teams select players that have just completed their 15-year-old season as opposed to after their 16-year-old season. It’s weird to think that…


Acquiring Defense in the NHL

With the conference finals underway, the offseason is almost here for all 31 NHL teams. Only four teams remain and the others will look to begin improving their team for next season. The offseason is where the majority of roster surgeries occur, and the upcoming expansion draft should make things even more interesting, but moves are…


Trading Jordan Eberle is Far From a Sure Thing

This morning in the Mailbag, Steveland Cleamer asked what kind of moves we’d expect the Oilers to do in the offseason and a few of the writers wondered if we’ve seen the last of Jordan Eberle in Blue and Orange. Me? I’m not so sure.


Monday Mailbag – What Went Wrong?

It’s the first Monday of the Oilerless summer and now you’re looking for ways to kill some company time until you’re allowed to go home. As always, we’re back with the mailbag to help you do that. I always need you guys for this feature so email me your questions to [email protected] or hit me up on…


Which Way You Goin’, Anton?

Anton Lander is a restricted free agent this summer, but we have been hearing about Europe for some time now. In March, Igor Eronko of Sport-Express linked via tweet to a story saying “Lander had agreed to terms with Ak Bars of KHL” and that storyline fit the script of what we might term reasonable….


Celebrating One Year at the Nation

It was exactly one year ago today that I got the email from Baggedmilk telling me that I’d been the lucky fresh graduate selected to start my career at Oilersnation, and what a ride it’s been.