Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/11/11
Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a rookie sensation that has inspired some sensational analysis. Like drawing comparisons to a young Wayne Gretzky. Or anything said about The Nuge during a CBC broadcast of an Oilers game; we're pretty sure the last time he was on, they claimed his blood is a cure for the hantavirus. So inspiring is Nugent-Hopkins that there's really only one option for our next reader contest: Poetry. Introducing: For the Love of Nuge, the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins poetry contest. The premise is simple: Poetry of any kind written about the rookie star, or about the Edmonton Oilers that references RNH. Sonnets. Limericks. Nursery Rhymes. Slam poetry. Whatever lyrical approach you'd like. Points for creativity; more points for being funny. What's at stake? The good folks at Panini America have produced Ryan Nugent-Hopkins's first NHL rookie card. First prize in the poetry contest: An autographed rookie card. We're also giving away five boxes of Panini hockey...
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