Gretzky tells McDavid he'll win a Cup: 'You're too good'

Gretzky tells McDavid he'll win a Cup: 'You're too good'

Wayne Gretzky recently gave Connor McDavid a major vote of confidence, with The Great One telling the Edmonton Oilers captain he'll win a Stanley Cup. "When you guys do win - and you will win a Stanley Cup - the feeling is just over the top," Gretzky said during a lengthy interview the two did together with GQ. "You work your whole life to do that, because even at a young age you probably said, 'Connor McDavid scored in overtime, Game 7, I got the winning goal.' And if you lost you probably sai

Source: The Score
Date: 2020-04-03

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Ways I’d Change the NHL: On the Ice

Ways I’d Change the NHL: On the Ice

With the NHL currently on hiatus, and it appears as though it will be staying that way for a while, I figured now would be a great time to look at some interesting ways that the NHL could change and in my opinion, improve. Some of them are mild, some are wild, and some are straight-up weird, but what else are we going to talk about over the next few weeks? To make sure I get the most out of this, I’m going to break this up into three parts. This is part one and it will focus only on ways the

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-03

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Throwback Thursday: On this day in 1985, Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 34th career hat trick

Throwback Thursday: On this day in 1985, Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 34th career hat trick

Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday! On this day in 1985, none other than Wayne Gretzky set an NHL record for hat tricks by notching his 34th career hat trick. The feat came in a 6-4 win against the LA Kings. The record was previously held by Mike Bossy, who scored his 33rd only two months earlier. Gretzky got his first goal of the game 46 seconds into the first period, before adding his second at the 13:42 mark of that same frame. The hat trick goal, his 72nd of the year, came o

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-03

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Oilers News & Rumors: Gretzky, McDavid, Nugent-Hopkins, More

Oilers News & Rumors: Gretzky, McDavid, Nugent-Hopkins, More

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, Connor McDavid and Wayne Gretzky sat down and discussed comparisons in their respective hockey careers. To say the least, the conversation opened up a lot of eyes as to the type of pressure McDavid is under. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also spoke with the media and discussed his role on the team and the team’s changing mindset. McDavid and The Pressure He Feels to Win You can tell McDavid is a special kind of player, especially when you consider th

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-04-03

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Oilers greats McDavid, Gretzky open up in ‘epic conversation’

Oilers greats McDavid, Gretzky open up in ‘epic conversation’

For NHL clubs, greatness seems to come in bunches. Just as was the case in Pittsburgh with their parade of Hall of Famers, highlighted by Nos. 66 and 87, Edmonton’s been gifted two of the greatest to ever play the game in Nos. 99 and 97. And similar to the mentorship Sidney Crosby received from his Penguins predecessor in Mario Lemieux, Connor McDavid‘s had the chance to learn from The Great One through his first few illustrious years in the NHL, with Wayne Gretzky returning to the organiza

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-04-02

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COVID-19 isolation means dog days for Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

COVID-19 isolation means dog days for Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Every dog has its day, especially Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ golden retriever Sophie, who wouldn’t know COVID-19 from a milk bone. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2020-04-02

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Oilers’ Nugent-Hopkins hit stride as a winger and leader in 2019-20

Oilers’ Nugent-Hopkins hit stride as a winger and leader in 2019-20

EDMONTON — It was back in October, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — the longest-serving member of the Edmonton Oilers — was breaking in yet another head coach, while engaging a couple of reporters on an impromptu quiz surrounding his time as an Oiler. “What’s Dave Tippett? Coach number… Eight? Nine?” we asked him. Nugent-Hopkins looked skyward, opened up the ol’ memory bank, and began: “Tom Renney. Dallas Eakins. Todd Nelson… I still count MacT (Craig MacTavish.) He stepped in ther

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-04-02

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins makes touching video for 85-year-old fan

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins makes touching video for 85-year-old fan

With all of the doom and gloom in the news lately, it’s sometimes hard to find the brighter sides in life and that’s why I was so excited to be sent me this touching video made by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a very special Oilers fan. Hi Lynn! We told our friend @RNH_93 that your Dad is a big hockey fan. We're wondering if you can share this video with Jim, and let him know that there's signed jersey on the way in the mail. pic.twitter.com/DD2yYqymYx — atbfinancial (@atbfinancial) April 1, 2

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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Real Life Podcast Episode 168 – NationBeer sells out, Tiger King fallout, and home haircuts

Real Life Podcast Episode 168 – NationBeer sells out, Tiger King fallout, and home haircuts

With the quarantine life extending into its third week, the boys were back with another fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast to, hopefully, keep you entertained for an hour and maybe even provide a few laughs along the way. This week, the guys looked at the Tiger King fallout, NationBeer selling out, home haircuts, and a whole lot more. To kick off today’s podcast, the guys jumped in with a look at the NationBeer deliveries that Jay has been doing around the city over the past couple of da

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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Gretzky: Connor McDavid is too good to not win a Stanley Cup

Gretzky: Connor McDavid is too good to not win a Stanley Cup

GQ Sports dropped a video today that features a conversation-style interview with Connor McDavid and Wayne Gretzky. The two get asked a handful of questions, ranging from their favourite memories made in the league to being a part of the Battle of Alberta to the pressures involved with playing in Edmonton. One part that really stands out comes towards the beginning of the conversation when Gretzky is explaining how he can understand the pressure that McDavid goes through playing in such a hock

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2020-04-02

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