Future Considerations

Patience needed with Oilers’ Nugent-Hopkins
June 25, 2011, 10:59 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

As expected, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn’t have to wait too long to hear his name called on draft day.

In fact, he didn’t have to wait at all. As expected, the Edmonton Oilers made Nugent-Hopkins the first pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

But he may have to wait a little longer than previous first overall picks to play in the NHL. Continue reading

Oiler fans hoping for Nugent-Hopkins
April 24, 2011, 1:22 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is already an Edmonton Oiler.

That is, if you ask almost any fan donning copper and blue.

Judging by the plethora of YouTube comments flooding Future Considerations’ ‘The Future of Hockey’ video featuring the Red Deer Rebels standout, the Oilers faithful are pining for a line of Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall centred by Nugent-Hopkins. Continue reading

Devils win lottery, Oilers pick first in 2011
April 13, 2011, 12:43 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Edmonton Oilers lost all season.

And in a season of lows, the City of Champions got one very important high. The first overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

While New Jersey won the 2011 draft lottery, the Devils could only move up a maximum of four spots, leaving Edmonton with the first pick in the draft for the second consecutive year.  Continue reading

Time To Halt The Hall Hate
October 27, 2010, 7:11 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

He has just one point in the first seven games of his career.

No goals.

Minus four.

All while logging the most minutes per game of any left winger on the Edmonton Oilers.

The early season struggles in the young professional career of 2010 first overall pick Taylor Hall has the hockey blogging community rapidly calling for a demotion of the 18-year-old to the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires. Continue reading