theScore is previewing each team leading up to the 2016-17 season.
Is this the year the perpetually rebuilding Edmonton Oilers finally rise to the ranks of the competitive?
A full season out of Connor McDavid will certainly give them a fighting chance, while a deep and talented forward corps, and a bona fide starting goalie may be enough to cover up apparent weaknesses that remain on the blue line.
Here's what the opening night roster may look like in Edmonton.
|Milan Lucic||Connor McDavid||Jordan Eberle|
|Patrick Maroon||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Nail Yakupov|
|Benoit Pouliot||Leon Draisaitl||Jesse Puljujarvi|
|Matt Hendricks||Mark Letestu||Zack Kassian|
|Oscar Klefbom||Adam Larsson|
|Andrej Sekera||Mark Fayne|
|Darnell Nurse||Brandon Davidson|