By Elaine Donnelly
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Edmonton Oilers have locked up forward Taylor Hall with a seven-year contract extension.
The Edmonton Oilers kept everyone guessing. There was no declaration when they won the NHL draft lottery and no indications up until 7:14 on Friday night whom they'd take with the No. 1 pick.
There's a little rule in the NHL that allows teams to keep players of a certain ripe age around for nine games before deciding whether to keep them for the season or return them to their junior or European teams.
When the "new NHL" came about and there was a league-wide commitment to calling tighter games, the idea was to open the game up for more offense.
As impressive as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been in his first seven NHL games, the rookie sensation has no guarantee he will remain in the big leagues all season.
Vancouver Canucks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended four games for a hit to the head of Edmonton Oilers rookie Jordan Eberle.
Jordan Eberle scored a pair of goals in his NHL debut and the Edmonton Oilers got the regular season off to a good start with a 4-0 victory over the rival Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
"His biggest strength as a hockey player is how well he sees the ice and how smart he is. If you were to take all the skills of a hockey player and find out which one was most important, I think that would be it," Eberle said.