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

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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



Couturier and Nugent-Hopkins in Century Race
February 25, 2011, 2:07 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Sean Couturier find themselves in another race.

As if the two haven’t competed enough already.

Both candidates for the first overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Couturier and Nugent-Hopkins have a chance to eclipse the 100-point plateau in their rookie season. Continue reading



Hall shrugs off Seidel’s story
November 6, 2010, 2:15 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

A fabricated report regarding Taylor Hall’s push to wear No. 4 had the Edmonton Oilers rookie laughing off the notion.

According to a blog published on CBC.ca, Hall and his family made a power push to wear Kevin Lowe’s number after the Oilers made him the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. 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



Should They Stay Or Should They Go?
October 19, 2010, 8:51 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

If you’re under 20, drafted out of the CHL and currently playing in the NHL, you’re about to have some sleepless nights.

We’re looking at you Brayden, Nino, Cam, Alexander and Jeff. You too Taylor and Tyler.

The NHL season is nearly an eighth over, and Schenn, Niederreiter, Fowler, Burmistrov, Skinner, Hall and Seguin are all aware of what looms over them. Continue reading