Edmonton Oilers: Twelve Days of Chirstmas

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Eight Goals from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

This season has been a rough one for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The “Nuge” has found massive trouble producing this season, but he is on pace for one of the best seasons of his career. While all of this is confusing, he has eight goals this season, as well as 15 assists. He is a minus-11, and that is not a good stat to have if you’re a top-line center.

The baby-faced center has also been the center of trade rumors, where TSN is reporting that he is going to be sent over to Nashville if the Preds are willing to cough up one of their high-quality defensemen. However, many believe this would be a huge mistake, while others think it would be worth it. Nevertheless, let’s appreciate him.

Let’s take a minute to remember that he is one of the best centers in the NHL. He was an all-star last season, and he has great skill. Every scorer has their troubles, and for someone on pace for a 50-point season, he shouldn’t be worried. But in the meantime, let’s appreciate those eight goals and the time we have had with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

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