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The Vancouver Canucks will play their second game of the preseason tonight as they host another divisional opponent in the Edmonton Oilers. Puck drop is at 7PT/10ET and can be seen on Sportsnet-West, Sportsnet-Pacific and NHL Network (US).
Again, this game preview will be different than what you'll be seeing from me during the regular season.
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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can’t play any games right now but that doesn’t mean he can’t sign a new deal that will guarantee he plays many more games with the Edmonton Oilers. The centreman who is recovering from shoulder surgery is closing in on a new deal.
RNH’s agent Rick Valette spent some time at Rexall Place on Monday and was seen in the stands with Edmonton GM Craig MacTavish...
Since the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals run by the Vancouver Canucks there have been many questions asked of the team and the management but the one that remains constant all year when talking with fans is, “Who will produce the secondary scoring for the team?”
Leading up to 2010, this question was raised constantly and it was finally being answered as Ryan Kesler stepped into his...
Many figured Ben Eager’s days with the Edmonton Oilers were over after being put on waivers by the club last season.
However when Eager went unclaimed he began the road to redemption working his way from Oklahoma City back into the Oilers’ good graces.
The road continued Wednesday when the Oilers took on the Vancouver Canucks in their third game of the preseason. Eager skated...
Photo Courtesy: The Province
This column was written by RobTheHockeyGuy’s newest blogger Ian Lusher! Ian has written about the Canucks on his own blog for a few years and knows his stuff. You can follow him on Twitter at @IanLusher.
The Vancouver Canucks no longer have the luxury of a 1A and 1B situation in goal thanks to the draft day trade of Cory Schneider which means that the...
The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms on a seven-year $42 million contract extension with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Nugent-Hopkins 20 has one year remaining on his three-year entry-level contract with the Oilers.
The first overall pick from the 2011 NHL Draft had four goals and 20 assists in 40 games in Edmonton last season.
In 102 games over his first two seasons Nugent-Hopkins...
Jordan Eberle scored a goal and added two assists and the Edmonton Oilers downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Wednesday in a preseason game.
Eberle got his points in the first 7:38 of the game as all of the scoring was completed in the opening period.
Martin Marincin, David Perron and Jesse Joensuu also scored for the Oilers. Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 of 26 shots...
If it turns out that Wednesday’s outing against the Vancouver Canucks was the last for Darnell Nurse this pre-season the 18-year-old certainly left his mark.
Nurse played almost 23 minutes second only to Justin Schultz and once again showed why the Edmonton Oilers snapped him up with the seventh pick overall in the June draft.
He blocked shots in the 4-1 victory broke up two...
The Edmonton Oilers have now locked down three of their best young players as it was announced that the team has signed centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to a seven-year contract worth $42-million. After two seasons in the WHL with the Red Deer Rebels, where he scored 65 points (24-41) in 67 games and then a whopping 106 (31-75) in 69 [...]
After all the speculation about term and time and torn labrums, pen found paper this afternoon as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins agreed to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. In the end, any lingering concerns about Nugent-Hopkinsâ left shoulder were put to rest by the team, which made a major long-term commitment to the 20-year-old center. His deal follows...
The start of the National Hockey League pre-season felt a little like the playoffs for the Vancouver Canucks. They lost again to the San Jose Sharks.
With new coach John Tortorella watching from high above in the press box area a Canuck lineup littered with youngsters dropped a 3-2 decision in their exhibition opener Monday night to the Sharks at Rogers Arena.
But the evening was...
#Oilers GM Craig MacTavish announces the team has agreed to terms with @RNH_93 on a seven-year contract extension.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 19, 2013
Nugent-Hopkins extension is 7 years, $42M.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 19, 2013
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Short blog this morning, but did anyone catch the video ESPN posted , where they asked NHL players who the best goalie in the league was?
Roberto Luongo was selected the best in the world by Jonathan Toews â and people wonder why there aren't too many Canucks fans who don...
There are things hockey players never say.
“This Stanley Cup ring hurts my finger.”
“It’s nice up here in the press box with the reporters.”
“I hate all this free stuff.”
“Do these hockey pants make my butt look big?”
And of course: “Darn I wish the coach played me less.”
No one in the National Hockey League has ever complained about too much ice time...
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The Vancouver Canucks opened up preseason Monday night with a loss against a new division rival in the San Jose Sharks.
The Canucks battled through penalty trouble all night and that was too much to overcome as they fell 3-2.
Here are some thoughts on the game:
- Ryan Kesler didn't pick up any points, but I thought he played...
from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail,
He is big on rest and recovery but sees physical convalescence occurring with days off – he promised the Canucks the most of any team in the league. Tortorella’s skeptical that limiting in-game minutes keeps bodies fresh.
“I’m not a big believer in, ‘Holy crap, he played 26 minutes, does he have anything left for Wednesday...