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The Cannon Feb 2, 2016

Game Preview #52 - Come On, These Guys Don't Even NEED Auston Matthews

It's a "battle" of the two worst teams in the league. Who is worse? Blue Jackets at Oilers - 9:00 PMGame Faceoff But for the Jackets having played--and lost--one more game, these teams would have identical records. Whether they have identical futures is up for debate. The Oilers *should* be loaded up front. However, they languish near the bottom of the league in goals scored, though injuries (notably, Connor McDavid and now Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) have played a role in that. Defensively, they are the same old Oilers. Both teams languish at the bottom of their respective conferences. Safe to...

Don Cherry nails it. Star players like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins should not be blocking shots on penalty kill

Hockey Night in Canada blasted the Edmonton Oilers coaching staff for playing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the penalty kill.  Nugent-Hopkins broke his hand blocking a shot and is now out “I have always said you never have the stars kill a penalty. You have the third and fourth line guys, they get pride in it. Why […]
On the Forecheck Jan 23, 2016

Saturday's Dump & Chase: Let's Go Streaking!!!

If there was ever a time for the Predators to start a winning streak, it is right now. Tonight they are going up against an Edmonton Oilers team without two of their biggest stars (Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) and Tuesday night they face a middle-of-the-pack Vancouver Canucks team. So...LET'S GO STREAKING!!!! Nashville Predators News & Notes Predators' Kevin Fiala helped by attitude adjustment | The TennesseanOther than a few turnovers (likely due to nervousness,) he has looked great for the big club. He has broken up at least three plays backchecking his tail off and he has...

Cult of Hockey: Pierre LeBrun says Edmonton Oilers were not shopping Nugent-Hopkins

It’s an interesting time for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who as recently as last spring was regarded in many circles as the most important player in the Edmonton Oilers’ organization. These days, he’s behind Connor McDavid on any long-term depth chart, and of late he’s been out-performed by bigger pivot Leon Draisaitl. That has led to all […]
The Copper & Blue Jan 19, 2016

Line-up Notes: Oilers at Tampa Bay - Hendricks is the New RNH. Talbot Gets Some Rest.

With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins out of the line-up, the Oilers shuffle things around a little.
The Copper & Blue Jan 19, 2016

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Miss Six to Eight Weeks

Another player lost to injury.
The Copper & Blue Jan 19, 2016

Preview: Game 48 - Oilers at Tampa Bay

Oilers must dig deep after long term injury to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Paul Stastny leads Blues to win over Penguins

Paul Stastny and the rest of the Blues’ top line turned in a clutch performance Monday. Stastny had a goal and three assists, and linemates Alexander Steen and Troy Brouwer each added a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in St. Louis. Taylor Hall scored two goals as Edmonton beat host Florida, which has lost four in a row following a 12-game winning streak. Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins left in the second period with a hand injury after blocking a shot. Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist as visiting Buffalo won for the fourth time in five games after...

Edmonton Oilers offered Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in deal for Nashville's Seth Jones, Spector reports

This just in, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector confirming a bit of news reported by the Journal’s Jim Matheson on the day Ryan Johansen of Columbus was traded for Seth Jones, that the Edmonton Oilers offered centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Jones, but Nashville preferred the Johansen offer.  “Multiple sources have confirmed to Sportsnet that Edmonton general manager […]

Cult of Hockey: What's wrong with the Oilers power play?

For two months now the Edmonton Oilers have had an atrocious a power play by National Hockey League standards. Power-play aces like Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle aren’t just struggling to score, they’re not even creating many scoring chances. They’re all chipping in at far below their career averages. Just how bad are things? […]

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