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McDavid’s Effect On Linemates

Embed from Getty Images Connor McDavid’s first NHL season is over and while the NHL awards voters may opt to give the Calder to Artemi Panarin (who incidentally doesn’t consider himself a rookie and has been a professional since McDavid was 12), the fact remains that McDavid has lived up to all of the hype…

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Klefbom will need specially fitted skate

Oscar Klefbom was the Oilers best defenceman for the first 30 games of the season. The Oilers were 13-15-2 with him in the lineup, and they were 18-28-6 without him. They need him healthy and in the lineup next season. I spoke to Klefbom yesterday on my show and he discussed his “nightmare” season, the…

HOW GOOD IS JAKOB CHYCHRUN?

<br> For Edmonton Oilers fans, the annual ‘will they or won’t they?’ draft talk surrounds the team selecting a defenseman with their first-round pick. Even though draft picks have been taken No. 1 (Hall, Nuge, Yak, McDavid) and other spots inside the top five (Leon), none of those top five selections were used on a…