McDavid to become youngest Captain in NHL history?

Jason Gregor
July 28 2016 02:10PM

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Yesterday, Todd McLellan confirmed the Oilers will indeed have a captain for the upcoming season and Connor McDavid seems like the obvious choice.  McDavid turned 19 years young on January 13th. He will be 19 years and 273 days old when the season begins on October 12th. If he is captain on opening night he'll surpass Gabriel Landeskog as the youngest captain in NHL history.

Landeskog was 19 years and 286 days when he was named captain in Colorado. Sidney Crosby was 19 years and 297 days with Pittsburgh and Vinny Lecavalier was 19 years and 315 days when Tampa Bay handed him the captaincy.

Handing the captaincy to a teenager has had mixed results.

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Will Larsson Play On The Power Play?

Matt Henderson
July 28 2016 12:04PM

In an article from Jim Matheson, Todd McLellan spoke about the Hall trade, Adam Larsson, and the Oilers in general. Without getting too much into the “that’s the price you have to pay” argument, the section about Larsson’s role and impact is more relevant moving forward.

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Ten Reasons Why Jordan Eberle Should Be The Next Captain

Cat Silverman
July 28 2016 09:00AM

Here are the top ten reasons that Jordan Eberle will make the perfect Oilers captain. 

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Here. Now.

Superfantastic
July 28 2016 07:00AM

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To say it’s been a rough year for all-time great musicians would be like saying it’s been a rough decade for the Oilers – that’s putting it nicely. And while ‘all-time great’ still applies, one loss is local to Canada: Gord Downie is going to die. This is not a hockey article, but it is 100% Canadian. 

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BACK IN THE USSR

Lowetide
July 27 2016 05:46PM

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Bogdan Yakimov will stay in Russia for 2016-17, and that news is a sobering reminder that players who bolt the North American team during a season are rarely given a second chance.

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