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Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Cirque du Soleil star in ‘Neon Bodysuit Pole Dancing’ (VIDEO)

Edmonton Oilers stars Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are in Las Vegas for the 2012 NHL Awards, as The Nuge is up for rookie of the year while Ebs is a very nice young man.

On Tuesday, they had themselves quite the Las Vegas experience, including an audition for the new musical "Frogger: Turn Off The Dark."

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We're kidding, of course: The Oilers duo actually experienced the unique charms of Cirque du Soleil, in which they donned flattering costumes with even more flattering masks when strategically placed (well done, Mr. Nugent-Hopkins).

From the Oilers and writer Ryan Dittrick, as the boys learned some routines from Cirque du Soleil's "Mystere" at Treasure Island:

"I went to a Cirque du Soleil show the other day ('O' at the Bellagio), so it's pretty incredible to watch the pros and see what they go through. It was a lot of fun," Nugent-Hopkins said.

Once they were dressed the show's elegant (and ridiculously tight) green and pink one-piece leotard, it was go time. "My Halloween costume was the Green Men from Vancouver, so it's pretty similar. Me and Hallsy (Taylor Hall) wore that, so I'm accustomed to the tightness," Eberle laughed.

Indeed. Oh, but there's video.

The first few minutes of this video involves them Ferrari F430s at 150 mph in the desert (yawn!) before it gets to Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins in skintight bodysuits learning how to pole dance (cc: Puck Buddys).

An actual quote from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: "The workouts that we do help us prepare for climbing poles."

s/t HF Boards

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