With the crazy Olympic schedule and some AHL demands, I haven't updated this site as frequently over the last week as I would have liked. This is the first of three summaries, recapping selected articles at the various places I write, and it considers Oilers Nation. 

 
 
The Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Rangers 2-1 last night. Before the game the Oilers opted to unite the team's three first overall draft picks on the same line, and it paid off as Nail Yakupov scored the game-winning goal late in the third period. I also posted full grades for each Oiler after the game. 
 
 
The big topic this week is Steven Stamkos passing on the Sochi games due to health concerns. How will Canada cope without him? Better than anybody else would

On the Oilers side of things, I looked at the rumours that Sam Gagner could be dealt to Los Angeles. The problem is money - any deal with the Kings would likely involve retaining salary, which would probably be a mistake for Edmonton.  

Related to the Gagner trade talk is this question: Do the Oilers have room on the roster for Mark Arcobello, who has lit up Oklahoma City since being demoted to the minors?

Finally, can the Russians win gold on home soil? They have some unique advantages and a team built for the Olympic ice