Elliotte Friedman Provides A Major Update On Leon Draisaitl

Published September 7, 2023 at 7:56 PM

Despite having arguably two top-five players in the NHL on their current roster, the Edmonton Oilers are yet to make a deep playoff run, so how long will this superstar tandem last?

A good update for Oilers fans


This lack of playoff success has led to many fans and analysts expecting that either one or both McDavid/Drasaitl will be on the way out when they're contract is up, but it appears it may not be as simple as that.

I think Draisaitl is going to stay...I'm saying that right now. I think Draisaitl is going to stay. If things stay the same, I don't think he'll go anywhere.

On the latest episode of Oilers Now, NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman has revealed that it's very likely as of right now that Draisaitl will sign a long-term deal with the Oilers, which is unsurprising given how he's thrived in Alberta.

A star tandem

In 2022-23, these two combined for an incredible 281 points, with Draisaitl contributing 128 of those, and now, the next step will be for them to make a deep playoff run in a wide open Western Conference.

There's still time for plenty of things to change between now and when their contracts are up, but barring a major change or turn of events, it appears Edmonton will be set up front for a long time to come.
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Elliotte Friedman Provides A Major Update On Leon Draisaitl

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