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CALGARY, AB -- It's hard to escape the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins hype, even three hours south of Edmonton.
The 18 year-old has potted four goals since the 2011-12 season and some fans have even been brazen enough to...
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The Edmonton Oilers’ first overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, scored his first hat trick in his third NHL game. The Oilers’ best line is made up of Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, all first round draft picks. Although Hall and Eberle helped Nugent-Hopkins score three goals in the [...]
The day this photo was taken there were a lot of questions about Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Was he really the best available selection? Was he NHL ready? How much impact would he have in his 9-game audition before the Oilers had to make a decision on him?Edmonton calling Red Deer: he's not coming back.In the short, rich history of this team, I don't think anyone can argue Smyth...
It’s a beautiful fall Sunday in Alberta. The sky is blue, the leaves have turned and gently float on the breeze and crunch under your feet. Oh, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored all of the Oilers goals last night. Overall it seems like a great day to be an Oilers fan.
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Sometimes, I'm downright ashamed of some of my regular readers. I can't believe any of you ever doubted the Oilers for selecting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall in June. For shame! Anyway, the Oilers lost tonight against the Vancouver Canucks, which wasn't a surprising outcome. What was a surprise is 18 year-old Oilers rookie center scoring his first NHL hat-trick in...
Oilers fall 4-3 to Canucks
The Edmonton Oilers hosted their division rivals from Vancouver Saturday night in a rare 2011-12 Hockey Night in Canada game on CBC. Headlines going into the game were Devan Dubnyk getting the start in net, and a new kid line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. By the end of the game, the story was all about Nugent-Hopkins and his first...
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is certainly showing the Oilers that they did not make a mistake by taking him first overall in the 2011 draft.
Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.
Watching the Canucks pick up a sub-par win over an Oilers team playing to the best of its abilities on Saturday, any viewer on the planet would...
The Nuge was huge for Edmonton, and it still wasn't enough.
Sami Salo scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks overcame a hat trick by rookie sensation Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to beat the Oilers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Henrik Sedin and Alexandre Burrows each added a goal for the Canucks, who improved to 2-2-1 after losing to Boston in the Stanley Cup finals last season.
Oilers beat Predators 3-1 in regulation
In the past, the Edmonton Oilers had trouble beating the Nashville Predators. Last year, the curse was broken; the team found wins, and it was even Linus Omark who scored a game winning goal. This is a whole new year, with all new issues. Several Oilers were looking for their first goals because Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had 4 of the Oilers 5 goals...
Sami Salo scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks overcame a hat trick by rookie sensation Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Conditions change in the NHL quite rapidly. Last week, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was the undersized center who couldn't win a faceoff; one hat trick later, he's a national sensation getting teased on CBC about his resemblance to Ellen Page. Last week, the Florida Panthers were a hastily constructed oddity; after two wins against Tampa, they're beloved fan favorites.
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The Nashville Predators (2-1-1) finished an unsuccessful week by dropping their Saturday night tilt to the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in a shootout after holding a 2-0 lead after two periods. Tonight they travel to the frozen tundra of Edmonton, Alberta as they begin their early Western Canada road-trip against the Edmonton Oilers...