October 09 2011 11:17AM
The Oilers wrapped up their 2nd consecutive 30th-place finish on April 10t, 2011. Two days later Ryan Nugent-Hopkins turned 18, and 73 days after he became a man the Oilers drafted him first overall.
Today all Oilers fans woke up giddy with anticipation of tonight's tilt, thinking that the last six months have seemed like an eternity. Now imagine how nervous, excited and jacked you'd feel if you were an 18-year-old making his NHL debut tonight.
Welcome to Nugent-Hopkins' world.
October 08 2011 03:30PM
The 2011-12 NHL season is officially underway and there is a whole bunch of good this week on NationRadio to celebrate. Former Oiler Sean Brown chats with Lowetide as does Timo Seppa - Managing Editor of Hockey Prospectus, Thomas Drance from CanucksArmy, Oil Kings play by play man Corey Graham and finally Matt Bugg from Dobber Hockey.
This is NationRadio.
October 08 2011 10:18AM
Edmonton Oilers coach Tom Renney can send the right message by starting Devan Dubnyk in goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday, but so far he hasn't said publicly he will give him the nod over Nikolai Khabibulin. Privately? We don't know.
October 08 2011 08:42AM
Playing defense in the National Hockey League is no easy assignment. Especially in today's NHL, where clutching and grabbing are penalties, the pace is breathtaking and the decisions rapid fire. The dangers are also enormous, that fact hitting home for Oiler fans during the pre-season. Former Oiler Sean Brown will talk to us today on Nation Radio about the Taylor Fedun play, the rigors of the NHL game and his experiences at the highest level of hockey.
October 07 2011 04:09PM
Last year Oiler fans were pumped to watch the beginning of Taylor Hall's career, and this weekend many will be just as excited to watch Hall's progress, but starting Sunday you'll also get to watch Ryan Nugent-Hopkins evolve into an NHLer.
Do you want to see them in the home opener?