3 Bold Predictions for the Edmonton Oilers 2023-24 Season

Welcome to our new predictions series where we'll make three bold predictions for each NHL team next season. From individual point totals, big trades from GM's or Stanley Cup Playoff success, we'll cover it all as we dive into all 32 teams.

Next up, Connor McDavid and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers. A team very close to the cusp, the Oilers are pushing towards Stanley Cup contention. A lot of things will need to align for this type of success to happen in Edmonton, however, it certainly won't be for a lack of trying from general manage Ken Holland. Here's three bold Oiler predictions for next season:

McDavid and Draisaitl Both Score 60 Goals

After 62 from McDavid and 52 in 80 games from Leon Draisaitl last season, look for the dynamic duo to do something that hasn't been done very often across the NHL, expect to see them both pot 60 goals. The Oilers offense runs through both of these studs, they have figured out how to compliment each other so well. Look for a majority of the snipes to come on the power play, but regardless, a couple of 60's is quite impressive.

Jack Campbell Finds His Game

After a brutal first season in Edmonton, look for Jack Campbell to hit the reset button nicely in Edmonton next season. Campbell lost his confidence in 2022-23 and it showed immensely. He started questioning his abilities and next thing you know the media ran with it and things got out of hand quickly. Campbell's name was tied to several different trade options this summer but Holland and company decided to commit to 'Soup' moving forward. Next season his GAA will be under 2.40 and his save % will be over .910.

The Oilers Reach Conference Final

Knock on the door until they let you in and if nobody answers, start breaking it down. The Oilers are right there and will be a 'final four' team for the next few seasons. McDavid and company have all the tools to win the Cup, but with a couple of juggernaut teams in the West, they'll be playing second fiddle for the foreseeable future. 

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