Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins stand head-and-shoulders above the competition in a 3-1 Edmonton Oilers win

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-09-30

Edmonton’s best players were in fact its best players on Monday night. Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins not only keyed the offence but played dominant two-way games, games that put them well ahead of anybody else on the ice. Player summaries for the entire roster follow. First Line 4 Taylor Hall: Did some nice work in the defensive zone early, ducking into the corner to support his defenceman and retrieving the puck before making an ice pass to clear the zone… made a really gorgeous move on the cycle to sneak around a Jets’ forward… back defensively again to retrieve the puck in the corner and start an Edmonton rush… falling down and at a bad angle he nevertheless managed to ge

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Ryan Garner: The Fasth and the Furious: Oilers Down Jets

Source: Hockey Buzz
Date: 2014-09-30

Following up Sunday night’s stink-job in Saskatoon, it was hard to predict how the Edmonton Oilers would look Monday night at Rexall Place. Thankfully for the home crowd Viktor Fasth came to play, turning aside 27 of 28 shots to give the Oilers a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. It was your typically sloppy and disjointed preseason game, featuring rosters punctuated by future camp casualties...

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Oilers forwards Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins taking lead on offence [Photos]

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-09-30

Enough already with watching the guys who aren’t going to be here. It’s time to start paying attention to the ones who are going to be here, for years and years and years.

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A Few Actual Oilers Beat a Few Actual Jets In Preseason Action

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-09-30

Another exciting preseason game saw the Oilers top the Jets by a 3-1 score. Before you even start reading this I feel like I need to come clean, I didn't watch all of this game. It being the preseason I decided that I'd rather enjoy my pint of Red Racer IPA than be on time. By the time I arrived six and a half minutes had already been played. Oh yeah and I left early too. Not because I wanted to beat the traffic (I don't drive to games so that would be absurd) but rather because I just wanted to go home. With that out of the way you might, quite reasonably in fact, be wondering why I'm writing this postgame. Well because the 50 (ish) minutes that I saw is still more than any of the oth

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Hall, Nugent-Hopkins step up in win

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-09-30

Exhibitions are a necessary evil to Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who don’t have to win over their coach Dallas Eakins, only the people paying good money in the seats for fall games that count only for team pride. RNH and Hall were the best thing on the ice, though, Monday as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets for the second time in pre-season, 3-1. Hall had two goals, both on Nugent-Hopkins’ feeds — one a Gretzkyesque pass that Hall buried for his first two exhibition scores. RNH, meanwhile, leads the Oilers with four pre-season points. One of his two pre-season goals came in a 3-2 victory over the Jets in Winnipeg last week.

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Brad Hunt winning major points with coaching staff on Oiler defence

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Spills
Date: 2014-09-30

Is there a scenario that one of the longest of long shots, Brad Hunt could actually be the No. 7 defenceman here because he can coolly play the point on a second Oilers’ PP, also distribute the puck to the right people at the right time with some effectiveness.? Yes, although the 5’9″, 188-pound Hunt is still in a training camp moshpit with his Monday partner Darnell Nurse, the much bigger Keith Aulie, Oscar Klefbom and others for work on the Edmonton blueline. Hunt, who was signed by the Oilers last season in large part because he had played for current GM Craig MacTavish when MacT was coaching the Vancouver Canucks AHL farm team, the Chicago Wolves, was terrific in the Oi

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Oilers Vs. Jets – Game Recap

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-09-30

The Oilers took on the Winnipeg Jets at Rexall Place tonight in a game that featured a number of Oilers veteran players and a few youngsters looking to continue solid camp showings. The Jets entered Rexall with a young unit featuring a number of solid prospects, like Jacob Trouba and Nic Petan. The Game: The Oilers were decent from the onset of this hockey game, dominating the play and executing on the forecheck in a way we haven’t seen in a while. Vlad Tkachev set up Mark Fayne with a beautiful pass for the game’s opening goal just 2:44 into the frame. Fayne put the pass home with a beautiful shot top-shelf, it was his first of the pre-season and first in an Oiler uniform. The O

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Pair of Taylor Hall goals for Oilers in second put game out of reach for Jets [Photos]

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-09-30

Well, that Taylor Hall kid looks like he might be a keeper, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins appears to be a bigger and better version of anything we’ve seen here before.

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Photos: Oilers vs. Jets

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-09-30

Check out pictures from the Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets game at Rexall Place on Sept. 29, 2014.

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Live: Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers, Sept. 29, 2014

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-09-30

Follow Edmonton Journal Oilers writers Jim Matheson and John MacKinnon and others during Monday's pre-season game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets. Game time is 7 p.m. MT.

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Cult of Hockey: Are these Edmonton Oilers pretenders or real contenders?

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-09-30

It will be a bad sign if these Edmonton Oilers have another mediocre-to-poor rebuilding season. A very bad sign.

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Shoulder injury delays Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry's preseason play

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2014-09-29

The strong start that Jeff Petry hoped for this season lasted about 30 minutes.

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