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Recovered from the World Junior, Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins eager to start season

Ryan Nugent Hopkins arrives at Rexall Place Friday shortly after the rest of his teammates skated....

Ryan Nugent Hopkins arrives at Rexall Place Friday shortly after the rest of his teammates skated. (Perry Mah, Edmonton Sun)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

If you ask Jordan Eberle, The Nuge is a good-for-nothing, goof-off goldbricker.

If you ask Taylor Hall, Hoppy’s a deadbeat slacker and lolligagger.

When Ryan Nugent-Hopkins headed home from the World Junior while Hall and Eberle were slated to play three games in three nights in Grand Rapids, Milwaukee and Chicago, his two Oklahoma City linemates were all over him on Twitter:

Taylor Hall @hallsy04

Hey @RNH_93 hope u r having a nice rest at home after playing 8 games in a mth. @ebs_14 and I will grind out 3 games in 2.5 days. C u soon

Jordan Eberle @ebs_14

Hey @RNH_93 make sure you get some rest at home 6 games in 30 days. I’m about to play my 3rd game in 2 and a half days. #woose

Eberle and Hall immediately flew back to Oklahoma City, gathered their stuff together and flew to Edmonton the next day. They’ve been on the ice for three days at Rexall Place with the growing number of Oilers, which Friday totaled


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