4 Reasons the Edmonton Oilers Need Shawn Horcoff in the Lineup

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4 Reasons the Edmonton Oilers Need Shawn Horcoff in the Lineup
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When Shawn Horcoff went down with a knuckle injury, it exposed how valuable the captain really is to the young Edmonton Oilers squad.

While arguments can (and will certainly) be made that Horcoff is extremely overpaid for his current role on the team, it has become increasingly clear since his return from the injured reserve list that his contributions to the Oilers go beyond scoring goals or providing offense.

From line depth to faceoff prowess, Horcoff adds a certain depth of versatility that the Oilers desperately need more of in order to make the next step in the Western Conference.

Here are the four main reasons the Edmonton Oilers need Shawn Horcoff in the lineup.

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