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Can the Oilers afford McDavid, Draisaitl, and Nugent-Hopkins long term?

PHOTO CREDIT: JAMES GUILLORY/USA TODAY SPORTS The Edmonton Oilers cap situation gets serious next season. Connor McDavid’s mega-extension kicks in then, which will make him the league’s highest paid player at $12.5 million ... Continue reading →

Gazing Into The Crystal Ball

The day has finally arrived! The puck drops tonight and the race for the 2018 Stanley Cup is on. While there are still 1,271 games to be played between now and the playoffs begin, everyone wants to ... Continue reading →

Pacific Preview: Battle of Alberta back to life but California teams haven’t faded yet

PHOTO CREDIT: © SERGEI BELSKI-USA TODAY SPORTS The Pacific Division may not be as deep as the Central Division, but it’s top heavy, and winning it isn’t going to be easy. The Oilers and ... Continue reading →

Central Preview: Dallas Stars look poised to return to the top of league’s toughest division

PHOTO CREDIT: © JEROME MIRON-USA TODAY SPORTS Welcome to the Central Division, likely the NHL’s toughest and most difficult to predict. When looking at an oddsmaker like Bodog, it’s clear this division is going ... Continue reading →

NHL Preseason: Perception vs. Reality

Players cannot possibly care as much about the preseason as the regular season. It’s simply human nature, and I think, as fans, we get that, usually. Until, y’know, the Oilers start 5-0, the ... Continue reading →

Who’s going to win it all in 2018?

PHOTO CREDIT: © PERRY NELSON-USA TODAY SPORTS The 2017-18 NHL season is right around the corner. With the off-season — loaded with an interesting wrinkle with an expansion team from Las Vegas joining the fold — all wrapped ... Continue reading →

Corsica Joins The Nation Network

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Nation Network and Corsica. Corsica was founded and is operated by Emmanuel Perry, one of the brightest young minds in hockey analytics. Corsica is renowned ... Continue reading →

Prospect Statistics Have Moved Far Beyond Looking at Point Totals

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID BANKS – USA TODAY SPORTS I, like many hockey nuts across Canada, have a subscription to the Athletic. It’s one of the few sports publications I’ve been willing to pay for, ... Continue reading →

Finding the next Patrick Maroon

PHOTO CREDIT: KIRBY LEE-USA TODAY SPORTS The Patrick Maroon trade is one of Peter Chiarelli’s best trades. It’s a unanimous win for Edmonton: they gave up very little (Martin Gernat and a fourth ... Continue reading →

Identifying Injury Risks Before the Season Even Starts

NHL training camps open across the league this week and the buzz is back in the air! But before rosters can be pared down and preseason games can be played, the players will be put ... Continue reading →

Why won’t teams offer sheet Andreas Athanasiou?

PHOTO CREDIT: JAMES GUILLORY-USA TODAY SPORTS It was reported on Tuesday morning – however credible the rumour – that Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is dangerously close to heading overseas for a year in the KHL. ... Continue reading →

Have the McDavid/Draisaitl contracts torpedoed Edmonton’s cap situation?

PHOTO CREDIT: JAMES GUILLORY/USA TODAY SPORTS Last week, the Edmonton Oilers re-signed Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract, thereby (probably) finalizing their roster for next season and giving us a good idea of what ... Continue reading →

The Importance of the Face to the Face of a Franchise

Summer 2017 saw the signing of Carey Price and Connor McDavid to huge contracts. And so far August has been Sidney Crosby appreciation month, as the legend celebrates his 30th birthday. All the discussion around the ... Continue reading →

The Nation Notebook: Tavares and the Islanders, Nate Schmidt, and PTO’s!

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.  John Tavares’ contract situation is getting a ... Continue reading →

The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Metropolitan Division

PHOTO CREDIT: © GEOFF BURKE-USA TODAY SPORTS This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the ... Continue reading →

The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Atlantic Division

PHOTO CREDIT: © ERIC BOLTE-USA TODAY SPORTS This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the ... Continue reading →

The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

© Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  ... Continue reading →

The case for giving Leon Draisaitl a short-term bridge contract

PHOTO CREDIT: KELVIN KUO/USA TODAY SPORTS With negotiations between the Edmonton Oilers and Leon Draisaitl the team’s most important remaining task this summer, one potential outcome has received less attention than it probably ... Continue reading →

The Nation Notebook: Free Agency, Who’s Left, and Price Extension

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 first couple days of free agency ... Continue reading →

Now who’s the best in the NHL?

Now who’s the best in the NHL?

Embed from Getty Images The dust has finally settled after the completion of the expansion and amateur draft. The question remains, after all the additions and subtractions, who is the team to beat in 2017-18? Continue reading →