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Oilers will name a captain prior to start of 16-17 season

From EdmontonOilers.com's Chris Westcott:

The Oilers went through the 2015-16 season without a player wearing the “C” on their chest. They instead elected to go with multiple alternate captains, including Andrew Ference, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Matt Hendricks was among a few other players to don the “A” at various points of the season.

Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan confirmed with the media on Wednesday at the Mark Spector Golf Classic that the club will have a captain on opening night, when the team hosts Calgary on October 12.

“Will we have a captain? Yeah, we will,” said McLellan.

When pressed on who it might be, McLellan simply repeated himself.

“We will have a captain.”

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SYF's avatar

Would it be too soon for McDavid to wear it?

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/28/16 at 12:24 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

Would it be too soon for McDavid to wear it?

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 07/28/16 at 12:24 AM ET

I’d be very surprised if they gave it to anyone else. RNH and Eberle? Both youngish, but then what are you going to, pull it out from under one of them in 2 years to hand over to McD? Pouillot could be a placeholder I guess but I don’t see it.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/28/16 at 10:34 AM ET


Would it be too soon for McDavid to wear it?

I think it probably is too early, but I can’t see who else they would give it to.

Posted by Garth on 07/28/16 at 11:51 AM ET

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