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Edmonton Oilers pass on buyout window

Tuesday was the last day to place players on unconditional waivers prior to a buyout, and the Oilers passed on the opportunity, meaning that the obvious candidates for severance will either have to be moved in some other manner or will be around next season. And that’s just fine.

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A CONVERSATION WITH PAUL AND GRIFFIN REINHART

On the weekend I had a chance (along with Paul Almeida) to talk with Paul and Griffin Reinhart. It was mere hours after the trade that brought Griffin to the Oilers and both men were pleased with the opportunity.

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Sitting Down with Eric Johnson

Whether you know him from his current show ‘The Knick‘ or as young Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall, Eric Johnson is an iconic pillar of entertainment. Not only is he a great actor, he’s also a massive Nation fan. Fortunately for all of us, Eric cleared some time in his schedule to sit down and…

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The NationDrafts Winner Is…

You picked your team. You watched the playoffs. You hoped to score prizes and Internet glory. Today, we make a dream come true as we announce the winner of the 2015 NationDrafts Playoff Pool.

Connor McDavid and the value of superstars

One of the recurring themes in the comments section here is that the Oilers need to make sure they have the necessary cap space to re-sign Connor McDavid when his contract expires. It’s a valid point; obviously if things go as the Oilers hope the team will have to juggle the contracts of several outstanding…

CONNOR MCDAVID: CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED

Connor McDavid as a prospect has been on the radar for a long time. Everyone knew he was special, but there’s a rather large range of possible outcomes when we talk about 15-year old whiz kids. Is he good? Very good? Exceptional? Generational? The answer should always be ‘too soon to know’ but in McDavid’s…

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Part two, if you will, with Taylor Hall

I interviewed Taylor Hall for a feature piece that ran in the Edmonton Journal yesterday. I wasn’t able to include all of his thoughts in one article. I had to leave out some good comments, but I wanted to share the remainder of our conversation. Today, Hall shares some more insight into Todd McLellan as a coach, but I…

CONNOR MCDAVID: FIRST BLUSH

The first time I heard the name Connor McDavid, it came in a sentence including the word “exceptional” and nothing has changed since that day.

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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

One week ago, we were comparing Dylan Strome to Noah Hanifin, talking about small steps next season and trying to figure out the real meaning of 11.5%. This Friday? Absolutely insane.

WORDS AND MUSIC ON CONNOR MCDAVID

The draft lottery means there’s a lot more focus (among Oilers fans) on Connor McDavid. We all know he’s touched by God, this is a young man who was famous early on. We’ve seen the video, heard the words, cheered at the World Juniors. How much do we know about Connor McDavid beyond the hype?