Hall, Eberle, Yakupov and Schultz are all gone and many feel that RNH will be the next (and last) one out the door from the years of darkness for the Oilers. From the end of the '16-17 season coach McLellan stated that he wants more offense from Nuge. In a recent interview, Nuge mentioned that he plans to still play a two way game but that he will be looking to add more offense to his game and that he did a lot of "skill work" this past offseason. Realistically, if he wants to be a part of this team beyond this season, he will need to have a big season and earn every bit of his contract which will likely be a difficult feat centering the 3rd line. That said, he will likely be asked to carry his lines offense which should not be too much of him at this point in his career. Nuge needs to step it up big time this season as his last 2 seasons have simply not been good enough.