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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Rejects Most Recent Oilers Contract Offer

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Oilers continue to struggle finding a common ground on his new deal, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, RNH and his camp rejected a recent 5 year extension offer from the Oilers, an offer that was described as being not very flattering.

Now, this isn’t a reason to panic if you’re an Oilers fan. Sending and rejecting offers is all part of the process when trying to knock out an extension.

Here is what Frank Seravalli had to say:

No meaningful progress but certainly not for a lack of trying, I’m told that the oilers tabled a recent offer to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and his camp.

But it was one that wasn’t flattering, I believe in the 5 year term certainly not one that RNH was rushing to the table to find a pen to sign so at this point these two sides are going to continue talking, that’s what they’ve agreed to.

They will continue the dialouge and see if they can work something out and I have zero sense at this point that the Oilers have any interest in moving Ryan Nugent-Hopkins before the deadline even without a deal done, they’d like to keep him, try and find a way to win and keep him locked up long term.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is having a great season with 27 points in 37 games, he currently makes $6,000,000 a year on the cap and he and his camp would obviously like to stay around that number or receive a little pay bump, while the Oilers camp are trying to come in under that number to make him fit with their current roster.

Good news, the oilers have no plans on moving RNH before the deadline even if there is no new extension in place. It’s clear both sides want him to remain an Oiler and are positive they can rech an agreement.

 

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