The Edmonton Oilers will once again lean heavily upon a young core of players as the team tries to solidify their position in the newly realigned Pacific Division.
The Oilers have seen some significant changes take place during the offseason, welcoming in a new GM in Craig MacTavish and new head coach in the highly coveted Dallas Eakins.
MacTavish was able to add some veterans to complement the existing young stars on the club as well as fill some much-needed holes, but some questions remain as to if the team has what it takes to actually compete for a playoff spot this season.
With Eakins placing such an emphasis on fitness, it is safe to assume the Oilers’ competition level will be second to none.
The Oilers have an abundance of talent but may not have quite enough to really compete for a playoff position in the new divisions.
Here is a prediction of the strength and weaknesses of each Edmonton Oilers line in 2013-14.