Comparing Edmonton Oilers Young Stars to Oilers of the Past

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Comparing Edmonton Oilers Young Stars to Oilers of the Past
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The young stars in Edmonton are starting to garner comparisons to former Oilers greats.

While it's unfair to athletes to compare them with stars of the past, doing so is one of the highlights of being a sports fan.

With a franchise as rich in history as the Edmonton Oilers, comparisons to names like Gretzky and Messier were sure to arise, and with the talented crop of youngsters that currently suit up in Edmonton, that conversation is one fans love to have.

No one will ever be Gretzky, that much is true, but there are players on the team that currently show glimpses of his sublime playmaking and superb on-ice vision.

Here are comparisons of the top-five current Edmonton Oilers to star Oilers of the past. 

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