subject: Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Arizona Coyotes next captainPosted: 8:27pm, Sep 8, 2017
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson will be the new captain

It’s pretty much a far gone conclusion that since former captain Shane Doan was unceremoniously not signed to a new contract to play for the Arizona Coyotes, that Oliver Ekman-Larsson will be his replacement.,Authentic Drew Brees Jersey,

Nothing formal has been announced,Authentic Dwayne Allen Jersey, the team was grooming OEL to take over for him. It is a difficult act to follow,womens Stephon Gilmore Jersey, but even before it was decided that Doan would not be returning since Doan was loved by the community for his work on and off the ice.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson will just need to take over and be the captain every player on the roster admires,,Authentic Alex Anzalone Jersey and relies upon to lead the team. He’s a proven All-Star player and will take on the new responsibilities without a hitch.

OEL had a difficult season last year, he was still second in scoring with a respectable 12 goals,>Authentic Trey Hendrickson Jersey,and if he can bounce back his role as captain will be all that easier. Even though he led the team in scoring the two previous seasons, 27 assists in 79 games.

He would have played all 82 games if not losing his mother near the end of the season, and going home to be with his family in Sweden. It was a trying time for him, and his play was noticeably affected by his personal struggle.,womens Alex Anzalone Jersey

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With the acquisition of Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Chicago Blackhawks,Authentic Michael Thomas Jersey, Oliver Ekman-Larsson looks set to bring his statistics back to the level they were previously.

“Hammer” is a left-handed shooting defenseman who has played his entire career with the Blackhawks.

He is a “stay-at-home” defenseman who will complement Ekman-Larsson’s offensive style of play. He can play the right side, and along with OEL will upgrade the Coyotes’ blueline extensively.

Seeing that OEL has had 30 power play goals over the last three seasons, that will help the Coyotes score more often. They were 26th in the NHL last season with a lowly 16.1% power play goal scoring ratio.,Authentic Stephon Gilmore Jersey

With Hjalmarsson staying back,womens Dwayne Allen Jersey, or feed a forward who may be open near the front of the net. The Coyotes were could only manage 2.3 goals a game, OEL can do his thing and score some more goals,womens Drew Brees Jerseywhile letting in 3.1 goals a game.

That needs to change if they wish to be included in the post-season play,womens Michael Thomas Jersey, and Hjalmarsson can definitely help in that respect. He is a three-time Cup winner,and knows what it takes to win.

If he can instill that winning culture with the young players in Arizona,womens Trey Hendrickson Jersey, the Coyotes may be considered a dark horse team to make the playoffs.

Captain OEL

The Arizona Coyotes need to keep Oliver Ekman-Larsson around,womens Adrian Peterson Jersey, as he is an elite player in the NHL. That not only includes making him the next captain of the team, but renewing his contract with a healthy increase.

He currently has two years remaining on his contract with a salary cap hit of $5.5 million. If the team wants to build a winner in the desert, they need OEL to lead the way.

After his trying personal loss last season, he will more than likely come back to play some of his best hockey.

And, he’ll do it all in honor of his mother.
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