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Another Oilers player could be last minute nomination to NHL All Star Game

Published January 16, 2024 at 5:09 PM
BY LIAM
     
This season, the Edmonton Oilers clearly had at least four players having all-star caliber seasons. However, because of the NHL's desire to bring one player from each team and the limited fan vote, only Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were the official nominees for the Oilers. Now, there's an avenue for at least one more Oiler potentially going to the all-star game in Toronto.

With Connor Bedard sustaining a broken jaw a few weeks ago, and Jack Eichel now undergoing a surgery today, the NHL needs to add two players from the Western Conference, according to David Pagnotta. This gives a chance to Oilers' forward Zach Hyman in particular who's having an incredible season.


In 38 games this season, Hyman is having a career year with 26 goals and 42 points. Over a full season, Human's on pace to score an unreal 56 goals - which is undoubtedly worthy of an all-star nomination. When Connor McDavid was asked today at practice, he have his full support to Hyman making the all-star game.



After clearly being snubbed through the original selections and fan vote, it would be fantastic to see Hyman earn his rightful first all-star nomination for his great year so far. Plus, there's an added narrative of him returning to the game in Toronto, his old team, and being a much better version of himself now than when he left.

Hopefully, the NHL makes the correct decisions and selects Hyman as one of the replacements to the All-Star Game. Among defenceman, Evan Bouchard had a case for the Oilers, but with sufficient defenceman being nominated already, his all-star campaign will have to wait another year at least.
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