The Caps visit Edmonton tonight, where the Oilers are off to a scorching hot start. The Oilers have been in rebuild mode since around the time Burr and Hamilton dueled in Weehawken, New Jersey. Could this be the year that they start to show signs of rejoining the ranks of respectable NHL franchises? With a talent like Connor McDavid, it’s certainly possible. I still think the Oilers are at least one big piece away from becoming a competitive club. Some say, oh I don’t know, like Taylor Hall. If they could acquire a talent like Hall, and put him with the maturing nucleus led by McDavid, this team might really have something cooking.
Puck drop is at 9:30 pm on CSN.
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The change we’ve seen in the top-six at practice this week is likely to stick tonight.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Burakovksy
Johansson – Backstrom – Oshie
Sanford – Eller – Williams
Winnik – Beagle – Wilson
Alzner – Niskanen
Orlov – Carlson
Orpik – Schmidt
If you trade this guy, you should probably get an elite talent back in return.
— Pat Holden (@pfholden) June 30, 2016
It’s time we talked about the Oilers’ alternate jersey. It’s one of the best in hockey and that’s just all there is to it. Look at this beauty:
Headline photo: Elsa
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