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Oilers' Zach Hyman has hilarious message for Shaquille O'Neal

Published May 1, 2024 at 12:41

Zach Hyman has had an incredible campaign with the Oilers this year, scoring a career high 54 goals. His net front presence and elite finishing ability in the paint has drawn some cross-sports comparison, and the hilarious nickname of ‘Shaq Hyman' for the Oilers forward.

In his media availability today, Hyman spoke about the new hilarious nickname, and even Shaq himself embracing it when talking about hockey in a recent TV segment. Hyman even had a message for Shaq, offering him totally free skating lessons.

In the interview, Hyman recounted that he's a big fan of Shaq himself, and has tremendous respect for him as an athlete and broadcaster. Shaq is at such a crazy level of fame that it seems hard for Zach to comprehend the close comparisons between the two, and it made for a great lighthearted moment in the otherwise intense playoff season.

Zach Hyman has been instrumental with 6 goals in the playoffs so far, a continuation of the elite production we've seen all year. If the Oilers are going to go far this year, Hyman will be one of the most important players to the team's success for his gritty, hard nosed style of play.

Tonight, the Edmonton Oilers will have the opportunity eliminate the Los Angeles Kings in game 5 of the first round of the playoffs at 8:20.
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