The Future of McDavid and Draisaitl in Edmonton Revealed

Published July 27, 2023 at 2:37 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     

Two-Headed Monster



Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are probably the most dreaded duo in the NHL. They are so good together! Their chemistry is over the top.

The two players could play their whole career together and everyone would love to see what they'll do on the ice.

If they want to do that, they don't have a lot of options.


McDavid and Draisaitl to Stay in Edmonton?



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That's what the analyst Bob Stauffer stated:

"I will say this, what happens, and there's a chance, I might insisit to you it's better than 50/50 that both Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid sign long-term here. Do you think that shuts guys up forever if that happens?

One of the teams that I worried about for Leon was the Los Angeles Kings. Not after this summer, I'm not worried about L.A. anymore. They went and traded for Pierre-Luc Dubois, they did the Phillip Danault contract two years ago, and then they extended Anze Kopitar at a significant dollar amount. They're not going to be in the Draisaitl hunt in a year from now.

I'll tell you, there's one place where Connor and Leon can play together, where they've got the cap space to take them both. That's with the Edmonton Oilers, remember that."

He has a good point. No team could afford both salaries, except the Oilers.

Could this be the incentive needed to keep Draisaitl and McDavid in Edmonton?


As seen on Oilers Nation - Bob Stauffer: «It's better than 50/50 that both Draisaitl and McDavid sign long-term here»
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