RNH likely to be ready for Thursday

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was noticeably absent from the Oilers’ first practice back in North America on Monday. In his place on the top line was extra forward Drake Caggiula, but Jason Gregor reports that Nugent-Hopkins is expected to be ready for Edmonton’s game against the Bruins in Boston on Thursday.


At Random: Not Just One Game

Like many of you, I wanted to open a window after the Edmonton Oilers stunk out the joint in what only be called a flat, uninspiring 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils in Sweden to open the season on Saturday. The fall-out from that hapless effort was predictable on both ends of the spectrum.


The Great, the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Not very often do you get an opportunity to spend a couple of days digesting the first game of any regular season. We have had the opportunity to do just that following the Oilers 5-2 loss to the Devils. For years I’ve been frustrated by the lack of positivity in any Good, Bad & Ugly…