Even with the wealth of offensive talent that the Oilers possess they once again missed the playoffs last year. All the goal scoring in the world can't make up for a team incredibly light on defense, and lacking between the pipes. The Oilers have a top-six forward grouping that can rival any in the league, but defense is still a major work in progress and although it should be better this season, that isn't saying a whole lot. Goaltending is another question mark as the team still seems to be trying to figure out if they have a true No. 1 netminder in the organization or if that position will be next in line to be overhauled after the blue line.
The Oilers are going to score goals. Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could make for a formidable top line for years to come. RNH is still recovering from shoulder surgery and may miss the start of the season. What may even be more concerning is that due to the offseason surgery, he still has not been able to bulk
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