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Edmonton Oilers

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In Edmonton’s 2-1 shootout victory to open the 2011-12 season, rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn’t just have a strong game, he was dominating. He scored the crucial tieing goal late in the game, but more than that, of the Oilers’ 18 scoring chances, RNH made significant contributions to 12 of them, an astounding total.

Probably a safe pick to grab if still available in your league. His center-only position is the only thing that may hurt his immediate fantasy hockey value.

Source: Cult of Hockey 10/10/11, 9:58 am EST

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If Red Deer Rebels’ coach Jesse Wallin was holding to a faint hope that Nugent-Hopkins could be back in his No. 9 sweater with the Western Hockey League junior team, he can probably forget it, at least for the start of the Oilers season with Sam Gagner out with a sprained ankle.

Nugent-Hopkins could stick for longer than nine games if Gagner fails to return by then. If so, expect a similar rookie season to Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle -- somewhere around 15-20 goals and 40-45 points -- while playing on one of the top two lines.

Source: Edmonton Journal 09/28/11, 8:42 am EST

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He said on Wednesday that he can’t say for certain yet if he is ready for prime time, only that his primary objective hasn’t changed: he wants to start the season with the Oilers, and not the Red Deer Rebels.

The 2011 first overall pick sounds eager to make the team out of camp but will need to outplay veterans like Gilbert Brule and Eric Belanger in the process. Training camp should be a litmus test for his work ethic and determination.

Source: Edmonton Journal 09/15/11, 6:49 am EST

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"It's definitely quite a bit different now," Nugent-Hopkins said. "I'm actually part of the organization. I just want to wear this sweater and I just want to go on the ice and play ... it's pretty cool just wearing the Oilers stuff.

Nugent-Hopkins holds a pretty good chance of making the Edmonton Oilers out of training camp as the past four first-overall selections have made their respective teams following the draft.

Source: Edmonton Journal 08/31/11, 8:52 am EST

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