Oilers Information & Rumors: Hyman, Kane, McDavid, Bouchard

In an Edmonton Oilers information and rumors replace, the vitriol from the Berkshire video about Zach Hyman’s wealth appears to have calmed, however the discourse surrounding Evander Kane’s state of affairs in Edmonton is choosing up once more. In the meantime, Connor McDavid is on the verge of a historic milestone for assists and Evan Bouchard is having the most effective season offensively since Paul Coffey.

Hyman’s 51 Objectives and The Price of Hockey

Andrew Berkshire took a ton of warmth over the previous 48 hours. He posted a video diminishing the achievements of Hyman’s 50-goal season whereas attempting to argue the media isn’t telling your entire story that hockey is unaffordable for many Canadian households and that extra must be stated about it. In response to the criticism, he uploaded a second video after which a number of follow-up posts saying he wrongly included Hyman in what he contends is the larger concern about the price of hockey. He didn’t apologize to Hyman after which referred to as out individuals who didn’t separate his tackle Hyman’s profession from the true concern.

Zach Hyman, Edmonton Oilers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

All of the whereas, Hyman scored the additional time winner for the Oilers in opposition to the Winnipeg Jets, potting his 51st of the season. I’ve already stated my piece on Berkshire’s rant, however good on Hyman for not being distracted by a narrative virtually everybody was speaking about for 2 straight days he needed to have caught wind of it.

Evander Kane Upset About Sitting

The Oilers determined to maintain Kane out of the lineup on Sunday versus the Ottawa Senators in what they labeled a “upkeep day”. Kane clearly didn’t like the choice. When he spoke to the media forward of the Oilers’ win over Winnipeg, he was visibly irked by the questions on having a day to relaxation and recuperate.

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Each day Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli argued that Kane’s act had grown stale in Edmonton, one thing the NHL insider contends occurs usually with the ahead in virtually each NHL he’s ever performed. Seravalli wasn’t positive if the Oilers would possibly look to do one thing with Kane this summer season, however he did recommend there’ll come a time when Edmonton will wish to transfer on earlier than his contract expires.

Associated: Oilers’ Kane Not Comfortable After Being Scratched

I can’t say I agree with Seravalli, however it’s clear Kane goes by a little bit of a dry spell. He might badly use a few targets to quiet the noise of his on-ice manufacturing, while eradicating off-ice chatter.

McDavid Inching Nearer to 100 Assists

With 93 assists on the season, it could be a few video games from now followers are speaking a few historic season for Connor McDavid. He has an opportunity to achieve 100 assists on the season, one thing few have ever finished.

He would be a part of Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Mario Lemieux as the one different gamers to achieve that marker in a single season. Amazingly, Gretzky hit 100 assists in a single season 11 occasions. Closing in on the NHL scoring chief, McDavid has amassed a formidable 119 factors in 68 video games, placing him inside 5 factors of the highest spot. In his final 28 appearances alone, McDavid has tallied 60 factors, accompanied by an astounding 50 assists.

Evan Bouchard’s Unimaginable Offensive Efficiency

Talking of unimaginable offensive seasons, not since Corridor-of-Famer Paul Coffey have the Oilers seen a defenseman put up the sort of numbers Evan Bouchard is. His capturing and passing are elite and with 72 factors now, it’s going to be fascinating to see the place he finishes the season.

Bouchard is placing himself in a chief place to earn an enormous payday on his subsequent contract. Might he be approaching the $10 million per season mark?

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