Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Edmonton Oilers.
As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Please note, that this is our first revision in in the last two years, and it has generated one new entry, and four elevations.
As always, we present our top five immediately, although there are no changes from our last list:
2. Mark Messier
3. Jari Kurri
4. Paul Coffey
5. Grant Fuhr
You can find the entire list here.
Connor McDavid, who won the Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy in 2021, moves from #11 to #6. He will likely overtake Fuhr and enter the top five soon.
Fellow Hart Trophy and Art Ross winner (2020), Leon Draisitl, rocketed from #20 to #9.
Center, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, moved up from #22 to #19.
Defenseman, Darnell Nurse, debuts at #27.
Defenseman, Oscar Klefbom, climbed to #47 from #50.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.