RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS NEWS

The Edmonton Oilers Now Need A Center Or Two

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Edmonton’s roster right now holds only Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at first-line centre, and Boyd Gordon on the fourth-line. Is general manager Craig MacTavish counting on newly minted draft pick Leon Draisaitl to play No. 2 centre in the NHL as an 18-year-old this fall? Or does the timing of this trade suggest that MacTavish has already landed...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers set to add another high pick to cadre of talent

Edmonton Oilers head amateur scout Stu MacGregor doesn't believe the 2014 NHL Draft is as deep as previous years, but is confident several prospects within this class will ultimately develop into solid NHL performers. The Oilers hope to target one of those future stars with the third choice in the first round slated to kick off at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on June 27...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton’s Youth Will Dictate The Future

#483158943 / gettyimages.com The Edmonton Oilers have an ongoing streak that no other NHL team can claim ownership to. The Oilers have the longest active playoff drought in the NHL. Eight seasons have passed since the Oilers last playoff appearance, with their last appearance coming during the 2005-2006 season when they reached the Stanley Cup Final. After taking a major step back...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shakeup Coming in "Oil Country?"

To see the Edmonton Oilers once again electing in the Top 10 of this year's 2014 NHL Entry Draft is nothing new. For Oiler fans, this has become a 'rite of passage' every June. It is not one that Oiler fans are happy with or will they be content for much longer. Heck, even other team's fans are sick of the Oilers taking all the high draft picks. That is what makes...
Via Puckrant.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Drama

With the NHL playoffs in full-swing of excitement, as an Oilers fan, you can be assured that this team’s drama hasn’t stopped.  Let’s look at the latest of this seemingly never-ending drama. IIHF Tournament 2014 The Oilers’ top line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Jordan Eberle were asked to play on Team Canada for […]
Via The Hockey Report
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers kick assistant GM out of clown car

The horrifying Edmonton Oilers just get worse and worse. For fans of the team, this has got to be so frustrating. For a blogger who is a self-proclaimed anarchist and lives for sarcasm, I can't imagine blogging for any other team. This just keeps getting worse than worse. A few days ago I ran a story about three Oilers players - Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan...
Via Puckrant.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Why is everyone so grumpy on Good Friday?

Well I've had a last 24 hours I won't soon forget. Got to deal with a disgruntled blogger, an accusation or plagiarism, a few other people demanding money after they just finished volunteering for the site. The whining and complaining today started about 6am and didn't slow up until I turned off my cell at 2pm because I was tired of it. When I finally did turn my cell...
Via Puckrant.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Oilers Young Guns snub Team Canada

During the last year, Hockey Canada worked hard to recruit a team that would eventually win the Olympic gold medal. This is no thanks to Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, who at no time during the process were even considered as potential roster players for Team Canada. Taylor Hall in particular took the news hard. While the Oilers were brutal in 2013/2014, Hall...
Via Puckrant.com
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers down Predators 5-1

What do a laundry list of Edmonton Oilers’ slumps and the Nashville Predators’ hearts have in common? They all got broken. The Oilers put a sudden and dramatic end to a handful of team and individual droughts Tuesday, and smashed Nashville’s faint playoff hopes for good measure, pumping the Predators 5-1 at Rexall Place. It was a night when all of the things that had...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators fall to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers cruised past the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Tuesday night. Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, who have won two in a row and are 10-4-3 in their past 17 games. Gabriel Bourque scored the lone goal for the Predators, who have lost two in a row and are...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn't scoring but constantly working on game

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is looking for a fortunate bounce. The kind Jeff Carter got Sunday night for the Los Angeles Kings, scoring a pair of goals without having to take a shot. Not having scored in well over six weeks, Nugent-Hopkins needs the puck to bounce in for him off an opponent’s butt to snap out of his scoring slump. “That would be nice right now,” Nugent-Hopkins said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers, Kings discussing Sam Gagner trade

The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings are working on making a deal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun report that the Oilers could send Sam Gagner to Los Angles for left winger Kyle Clifford. What’s notable in this potential deal is that neither player is a pending free agent. Gagner, 24, is in the first year of a three-year deal he signed last summer with an annual salary...
Via Sports-Glory
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins taking pointers from Sharks’ Joe Thornton

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been getting plenty of on-the-job training since joining the Edmonton Oilers. One of his best instructors is San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton, who has schooled the young Oilers rising star in the past. Thornton is one of the league’s premier centres. Nugent-Hopkins wants to get there. “It’s always a challenge going up against him, he’s one of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers goal forces OT, notches win over Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t expecting any surprises Friday night when they rolled into Edmonton. The Oilers, however, had other ideas, jamming a shocker down their beaks at a delirious and jam-packed Rexall Place. In a game between the first-place team in the East and the last-place team in the West, nothing unfolded the way it was supposed to. Not with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nugent-Hopkins' OT goal gives Oilers upset win over Penguins

The Edmonton Oilers didn't follow the script, at least the way the standings suggested they should have. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came from behind to stun the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night. The Oilers, last in the Western Conference, tied it late in...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nugent-Hopkins' OT goal gives Oilers upset win over Penguins

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came from behind to stun the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nugent-Hopkins' OT goal leads Oilers past Pens 4-3

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came from behind to stun the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night. The Oilers had a power play to start the overtime session and Jordan Eberle made a perfect pass to Nugent-Hopkins, who snapped the puck into a wide-open net 1:01 into extra...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

QUICK CAP: Pens blow lead, lose in OT.

Not the best of losses for the Penguins. The Oilers are a terrible hockey team. But they have a ******** of talent. The Pens made a whole bunch of mistakes from late in the second period to overtime, and they let the Oilers back in the game. The Oilers won the game in overtime on a powerplay goal by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The point is far more important to the Oilers than...
Via The Pensblog
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish gets in shouting match with fan

Getty Images Patience is a virtue. But if you’re a fan of the Edmonton Oilers, patience is a bunch of crap. Despite having a crop of young, talented players like Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and David Perron, the Oilers can’t seem to find their way out of the basement of the Western Conference that they have become accustomed to. And the fans are slowly voicing their frustrations...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins calls fan a "quitter"

If you’ve been watching hockey the last few seasons, you know that the Edmonton Oilers have been an awful hockey club. Since losing the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Oilers have failed to reach the playoffs. They’ve even won the draft lottery a few times and have been able to load up on young talent such as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall. Even with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins calls fan a "quitter"

If you’ve been watching hockey the last few seasons, you know that the Edmonton Oilers have been an awful hockey club. Since losing the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Oilers have failed to reach the playoffs. They’ve even won the draft lottery a few times and have been able to load up on young talent such as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall. Even with...
Via Bloguin Best
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Strong Penalty Killing a Major Factor in Bruins’ 4-2 Win Over Oilers (Video)

A good portion of the Bruins’ success stems from their ability to kill penalties on a consistent basis, and their exceptional performance in this area of the game was a major factor in the team’s 4-2 victory over the Oilers on Thursday night. Edmonton puts a lot of high-end skill on the ice during each power play, with forwards such as Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent...
Via NESN.com
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins-Oilers Preview

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was seven the last time the Edmonton Oilers beat the Boston Bruins. The 20-year-old Oilers center will try to help end his team's 10-game skid against the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins on Thursday night in Edmonton. The Bruins' surge since early last month is hardly a surprise, but the Oilers' recent outstanding play has been unexpected. Boston...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Henderson: Chemistry or Alchemy? Yak & Hall

We often talk about Chemistry in hockey. Unlike any kind of real Chemistry, though, there is nothing testable and it rarely stands up to any scrutiny. It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus used to explain why some players do well with each other and why others do not. It’s more Alchemy than anything else. When we talk about finding Chemistry with Taylor Hall or with Ryan Nugent...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers' No 1 picks click against Canes

For the first time, the Edmonton Oilers' three No. 1 picks in the NHL Entry Draft scored their first three goals of a hockey game. 1.Taylor Hall. 2.Nail Yakupov. 3.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. OK, It wasn't in the actual order they were drafted. And it wasn't the first time they'd all scored in the same game. It was the second. The first was April 3 last year in an 8...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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