Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 12/31/12
The Edmonton Oilers should have an edge on some Western Conference foes after deploying their cornerstone youngsters in the American Hockey LeagueForward Taylor Hall (12 goals, 17 assists in 22 games), Jordan Eberle (20 goals, 23 assists in 30 games) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (eight goals, 12 assists in 10 games) starred at the Oklahoma City Barons, as did defensive prospect Justin Schultz (16 goals, 27 assists in 30 games). Nugent-Hopkins also took his talents to the World Junior Championships, where he quickly became the tournament’s leading scorer with three goals and eight assists.“He's just a world-class person,” Team Canada coach Steve Spott told the Ottawa Sun. “We all know what he can do on the ice. It's off the ice. Now that I've had an opportunity to be around him, he's a world-class person," said Spott. "I think he is deserved of being our captain. When we have meetings with him, we know the message that is going back to the room is the right one. He's just been
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