Edmonton Oilers: Why Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov Are Future of NHL

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Edmonton Oilers: Why Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov Are Future of NHL
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Nail Yakupov is the newest addition to the stable of young Edmonton forwards who will be the future of the NHL for years to come

After finishing at or near the bottom of the NHL standings for the past three seasons, the Edmonton Oilers have been provided an extremely unique opportunity with four of the brightest young superstars in the game. 

Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and now Nail Yakupov will be the cornerstones of the Oilers for years to come, but the four young forwards also represent the future of the NHL. 

As the game continues to evolve, and as the players adapt, these four potential superstars represent a new breed of player that will thrive in the NHL. 

Be it the rugged and skilled Hall, the crafty and talented Eberle, the cerebral Nugent-Hopkins or the explosive Russian dynamo Yakupov, these four Oilers will continue to grow into the future flag bearers of the NHL.

Here are reasons why each of the four players are the future of the NHL.

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