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Don’t dismiss other Oilers youngsters

James Hart, Winnipeg, Man.

After being selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers, Taylor Hall is already facing a lot of public pressure to turn the team’s fortunes around.

The media is claiming all eyes will be on Hall and that he is the key to the franchise’s future success.

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I, too, am very excited about what Hall will bring to the Oilers, but don’t underestimate the impact that future stars Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson will have on this rebuild.

They are just as important to Edmonton’s bright future as Hall.