It’s Wednesday afternoon and Dustin Nielson returns from his week long hiatus to a fiery audience and a lot to go over from last night’s 6-3 loss at the hands of the Sharks.

Inside the Nation is a look at the Edmonton Oilers and Dusty’s thoughts on the team. If you want to go in spoiler-free, them slid down the page and watch the video below, but if you want a brief rundown on what was talked about in the episode, then this is for you:

  • The loss to the San Jose Sharks
  • Desperation a problem?
  • Mom’s trip question

  • Where should Joakim Nygard play?
  • Gaetan Haas getting pulled out of the lineup
  • Ethan Bear’s game played last night
  • Bob Ridley booth for Dusty
  • Jesse Puljujarvi staying in Finland
  • Craig MacTavish as the Spengler Cup head coach of Canada?
  • Thoughts on the Tomas Hertl hit on Connor McDavid
  • Unboxing first on the Nation. Dusty breaks open a card pack. What does he get??

Watch today’s episode below:


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