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Connor McDavid calls out teammates ahead of the 2022-23 season




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The Edmonton Oilers are one of the most offensively talented teams we have seen in the NHL in recent years, with McDavid and Drasaitl both putting up more than 110 points each.


However, there still remains some question marks around this team. And if the Oilers can't manage to fill in their holes, they look hard pressed to take home the Stanley Cup anytime soon going up against well-rounded teams such as the Avalanche or the Lightning.


Ryan Rishaug of SportsCenter had a discussion with McDavid about the upcoming season, and McDavid said the team will have no problem scoring goals, it'll be the other areas that need work.


"I asked [Connor McDavid] about all of the offense weaponry he has all around him, and immediately he said, ‘we're not going to have a problem scoring goals, it's going to be about defense".



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The Oilers were impressive in the playoffs last season. They made it all the way to the Western Conference Final where they eventually lost to the Colorado Avalanche, who went on to win the Stanley Cup.


They managed to upgrade goaltending this season, bringing in Jack Campbell to replace Mike Smith as the starting goaltender. However, their defense remains the same as last season. The only difference on the back-end is that they brought in former 2nd-overall pick Ryan Murray.


Edmonton remains the sixth best odds to win the Stanley Cup next season as a +1600.







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