Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/17/11
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 have been forgiven for thinking Edmonton was in the midst of turning in a command performance. Never mind that the Oil led for just 7:55 total in the game, all eyes fell to the kid seen as Edmonton's saving grace even as players the caliber of Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall failed to gain that level of recognition. It was Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 pick last June, who had the full and fawning attention of the Hockey Night in Canada crew. And for good reason. In just his third career game, Nugent-Hopkins earned his first NHL hat trick, scoring all three Edmonton goals with more than a little bit of help fr...
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