Found December 28, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would dominant if he played in Europe. Dominant. Gretzky-like numbers. Why? Because European-style hockey and the 200' by 100' ice surface favors players who can skate, and use their stick effectively. Canada won their World Junior Hockey Championship game against Team Slovakia on Friday morning, but things didn't start out too promising. The problem? Team Canada wa...

Canada beats US 2-1, advances

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored in the first period, and Canada beat the United States 2-1 to advance to the next round at the junior ice hockey world championships. Jacob Trouba scored for the U.S. The Americans need to beat Slovakia on Monday in Group B to move on. The 19-year-old Nugent-Hopkins was the first pick of the 2011 NHL draft by Edmonton. The center had 52...

Richard Cloutier: 10 Random Thoughts

Find me on Twitter: @rdcloutier Here's 10 random thoughts for you on this Thursday: 1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a huge game vs Germany, which made me look stupid (well, more stupid than usual) because I just finished writing in a blog how he's not the same type of game changer as Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle are. He's subtle. Nuge's game is a stick-check here...

Richard Cloutier: Making the Oilers Fit Under the Cap in 2013/2014

I don't hate Shawn Horcoff. Honest. I hate his contract. I hate how he always seems to screw up scoring opportunities. I hate how he seems to not care if the Oilers win or lose. But do I hate Horcoff, the person...or even the player? Not at all. If his contract was $2mil per season, and if he wasn't in a leadership role, I'd absolutely want him as my 3rd line center...

Richard Cloutier: Team Canada Makes Decent First Impression

So here's the good news from Team Canada's 9-3 win over Team Germany during their opening game of the World Junior Championships from Ufa, Russia: - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was absolutely slick. One goal, four assists, and the Player of the Game award. His line with wingers Mark Scheifele and Jonathan Huberdeau looked dangerous all game, and finished with a combined 10pts...
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