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Keeping the Band Together

On June 24th, 2011, Steve Tambellini walked up to the podium in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and called out Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ name as the first overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft. I remember watching the draft that night and being thrilled about the selection, but little did I know at the time that this would…

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Where There’s a Will…

Thinking back to the months leading to Tuesday’s announcement the Edmonton Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had come to terms on a new contract, I didn’t see GM Ken Holland getting a deal for the kind of dollars he’d be comfortable with or for RNH to get the kind of term he might get on the…