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07:31 AM ET 09.09 | When it comes to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' surgically repaired shoulder, which he says "feels really good," Edmonton isn't taking any chances. [The Oilers] will not send their centre out for any pre-season games That also puts into question his availability for the first month of the regular season. General manager Craig MacTavish said on Sunday that the club is still following the initial timeline, which was a November 1 return. Nugent-Hopkins has been skating in Edmonton and readying himself for camp and will be tested on Wednesday when the players report for their medicals. The first on-ice session is set for Thursday. ... "I would say absolutely not at this point," MacTavish said when asked if he thought Nugent-Hopkins would play any pre-season games.

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September 9, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Damaged goods.

But

Because Torontonians always help out the less fortunate (and really, who is less fortunate then an Edmonton native?)

We will trade you Dion to anchor your blueline for this damaged, imperfect forward.

You're welcome

September 9, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Damaged goods.ButBecause Torontonians always help out the less fortunate (and really, who is less fortunate then an Edmonton native?)We will trade you Dion to anchor your blueline for this damaged, imperfect forward.You're welcome

quite magnanimous of you guys I daresay, but I thought Lord Irk was in Calgary?

September 9, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

quite magnanimous of you guys I daresay, but I thought Lord Irk was in Calgary?

I hope poor Jay doesn't get an eating disorder.

September 9, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

quite magnanimous of you guys I daresay, but I thought Lord Irk was in Calgary?

Calgary, Edmonton, whats the difference?

(in that sanctimonius tone only native Torontonians possess)

;)

September 9, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hope poor Jay doesn't get an eating disorder.

I thought he already had that?
Someone heard him in a local restaurant saying, 'I'll order dis, and I'll order dis, and i'll order dis....."

Thank, I'll be here all week. remember to tip the veal and try your waitresses

September 9, 2013  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

quite magnanimous of you guys I daresay, but I thought Lord Irk was in Calgary?

your mean

September 9, 2013  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

your mean

sorry my friend, but I saw the makings of an "Irk-esque" offer and I was puzzled

September 9, 2013  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

your mean

I've been gone a few days Harry and I'm relieved to see back here. When I saw Burkie had moved to your neck of the woods I went out and bought a black suit. Hopefully you're strong and I won't need it. (But don't spend a lot of time alone in dark areas.).

September 9, 2013  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

sorry my friend, but I saw the makings of an "Irk-esque" offer and I was puzzled

When does the east asian cricket season start ? I may follow that this year instead.........sigh

September 9, 2013  02:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I've been gone a few days Harry and I'm relieved to see back here. When I saw Burkie had moved to your neck of the woods I went out and bought a black suit. Hopefully you're strong and I won't need it. (But don't spend a lot of time alone in dark areas.).

I was away a week fishing errrrrrrrrrrrr boat drinking with Buddies. After 2 sweaty days on detox , and a few therapy sessions recovering from "Briangate" i am back Buddy.

September 9, 2013  02:09 PM ET
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I was away a week fishing errrrrrrrrrrrr boat drinking with Buddies. After 2 sweaty days on detox , and a few therapy sessions recovering from "Briangate" i am back Buddy.

LOL. Great news. Unfortunately, recovery from Brianism is a 24 step program! :)

September 9, 2013  02:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL. Great news. Unfortunately, recovery from Brianism is a 24 step program! :)

24 steps and all of them a stmble.....

September 9, 2013  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

When does the east asian cricket season start ? I may follow that this year instead.........sigh

my son and I sit up to watch Aussie Soccer on Saturday nights (2 am sunday am technically here on the east coast), you could watch that.
Actually makes us laugh. Even my 52 year olde self could go down there and still play as a goalie. he says we should head down there as a Father/Son duo and sign on.

September 9, 2013  03:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I was away a week fishing errrrrrrrrrrrr boat drinking with Buddies. After 2 sweaty days on detox , and a few therapy sessions recovering from "Briangate" i am back Buddy.

you leave for a few days and look what happens.

September 9, 2013  04:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

you leave for a few days and look what happens.

There is a painful lesson there for bloody sure !

September 9, 2013  06:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

We will trade you Dion to anchor your blueline for this damaged, imperfect forward. You're welcome

Since you are such a humanitarian and care so deeply about damage goods, how about the Oilers send you Alice Hemsky for Jake Gardiner? Compassionate fellow that I am myself, I wouldn't want to see the Leafs lose their captain. ;-)

September 9, 2013  09:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Damaged goods.ButBecause Torontonians always help out the less fortunate (and really, who is less fortunate then an Edmonton native?)We will trade you Dion to anchor your blueline for this damaged, imperfect forward.You're welcome

You could at least throw in Kadri, and they could add in Omark - so it's not just the damaged - pretty small trade though.

September 10, 2013  12:09 AM ET

Dion really doesn't fit - or, maybe he does.

September 10, 2013  11:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hope poor Jay doesn't get an eating disorder.

Haaaa! Haaaaaaaa! Maybe not but even though I don't mind Burke....looking at him is like looking at Tuukka Rask.......both make me question my vision and both put me off my appetite!

 
September 10, 2013  11:15 PM ET

Too bad for Oliers fans....this kid is a true talent, from what I've watched when he was healthy.

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