September 28 2011 10:28PM
Spend a few minutes talking to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins outside the bustle of the daily scrums that have become his routine, and it's difficult not to come away as impressed with him off the ice as on it.
September 28 2011 10:43AM
This is the original "Nuge", Ted Nugent. The Nuge was a fantastic guitar player, so good in fact, he has a Gibson model named after him. He has played over 6000 concerts, released 34 albums and sold over 30 million records. Cat Scratch Fever is my favourite Nuge song. The intro is epic. Nugent's fingers were silky smooth on the guitar, while the Oilers' "Nuge" has shown that his hands are pretty silky sick as well.
September 27 2011 06:17PM
"Having 18 lovable guys on a team is fine, but if you finish last they aren't so lovable."
September 27 2011 01:55PM
Ales Hemsky will suit up for his first action of the preseason tonight, and yesterday he thought he might have to be the shooter on his line. Hemsky said he was going to skate with the Ryans, Smyth and Nugent-Hopkins and was prepared to add a new wrinkle to his game.
"I think i'm the shooter on the line right now. Smitty doesn't shoot too much (laughs) so we'll see tomorrow. I've got a new stick so I'm planning on firing more."
September 26 2011 09:17PM
One of the many traditions here at the OilersNation.com interwebian website is the annual rite of picking the Goat and the Star for the upcoming season. What began as a way to blame an entirely awful season on a single undeserving player has evolved into a hilarious means of mocking one another to pass the time.
The season draws near - the goats need be named.