- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

EDMONTON OILERS

LAST SEASON: 31-43-8, 70 points. Fourth in Pacific Division.

COACH: Todd McLellan (second season, ninth NHL season).

ADDED: LW Milan Lucic, D Adam Larsson, G Jonas Gustavsson, LW Jesse Puljujarvi.

LOST: LW Taylor Hall, F Lauri Korpikoski

PLAYER TO WATCH: Connor McDavid. When a broken collarbone cut McDavid’s rookie season to 45 games, he was still better than a point-a-game player. At 19 years old, the 2015 top pick is already one of the best players in the NHL and can almost singlehandedly get the Oilers closer to contention.

OUTLOOK: Even with McDavid, Edmonton is still a work in progress and likely won’t be in the running for a playoff spot in the competitive Western Conference. The Oilers will be a fun, young team to watch and have some bite with the addition of Lucic, but it’s a growing pains year for McLellan and his group.

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