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When Tyler Pitlick was tapped on the shoulder again one night after playing for the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL exhibition game against the Winnipeg Jets he purposefully obliged.
The Oilers needed forwards to double up with injuries sidelining Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder) Jujhar Khaira (undisclosed) and Andrew Miller (ribs).
For Pitlick it was another chance to leave a good impression so he skated out on Wednesday for another pre-season game this time playing alongside Mark Arcobello and Jesse Joensuu in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
The Oilers wasted no time setting the tone. Jordan Eberle tucked a wraparound in off Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo at 4:49 defenceman Martin Marincin got a goal through traffic then David Perron put one in off the far post by the time the game was just seven minutes and 38 seconds old.
Jonesuu gave Edmonton a 4-0 cushion with his second goal of the pre-season whipping in an Arcobello rebound before the Canucks’ Brendan Gaunce batte...
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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...
Ten Things the Oilers must do to make the playoffs Part 3
In Part 1 of this Cult of Hockey series we focused on how the Oilers have to find depth defenders and how the teams’ young stars must step up as leaders and refuse to lose. In Part 2 we looked at the need to get solid forechecking out of the fourth line and as solid goaltending from Devan Dubnyk as it got last season. Today...
It was to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins almost half a lifetime ago.
“My second year of Pee Wee” he said.
That was the year he didn’t play hockey because his parents couldn’t afford the costs involved.
Thursday The Nuge signed a seven-year extension to his entry-level contract which will pay him $42 million.
“Obviously things have changed a lot.”
When you were a kid who couldn’t...
Some said that former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington should have been thrown in jail for trading Wayne Gretzky to the LA Kings once upon a time. Those people are getting their wish even if it is 25 years later and for a completely different reason.
Pocklington who moved himself to Southern California 10 years ago had been on probation for perjuring himself in a bankruptcy...
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...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
What's good for P.K. Subban or Logan Couture or Nazem Kadri, no sir, that's not good enough for the Mightly Oil, and maybe they're right.
Maybe their young players are that damn good. And good on 'em for believing in the drafted products of years of losing.
But let's face it, as soon as Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall signed...
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...
#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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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...