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Looking To The Future - The Next NHL Powerhouse Team

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Players around the NHL believe the Edmonton Oilers will wake up one morning and discover they have become the Pittsburgh Penguins or Chicago Blackhawks.

USA TODAY Sports surveyed 29 top NHL players and asked them to choose one team that will rise up to be a powerhouse in three seasons. The Oilers received 16 votes. No other team picked up more than five votes.

"Everyone knows the skill we have," said Oilers forward Jordan Eberle. "We can score goals. We are not having issues with the games that we are winning 6-5 or 8-1. We are having issues with the ones that 1-0, 2-1."

The comparisons to the Penguins and Blackhawks are appropriate because the foundation blocks of their success were high-profile draft picks.

continued including other teams receiving votes in the survey...

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