Zach Hyman Has Been Everything the Oilers Need Him to Be

“If only the Oilers had someone like Zach Hyman.”

That was one of the main topics of discussion in the Oilers media when the Toronto Maple Leafs stormed through Edmonton prior to this season.

Hyman’s profile was intoxicating, to be fair. You can’t hate them for lusting. Hyman’s on-ice instincts, hailed for years as the ultimate off-ice student, grew like weeds during his six seasons in Toronto, with his offensive toolkit eventually matching his signature relentlessness and tireless work ethic to create the perfect modern-day power forward create , on paper, seemed tailor-made for a place on the wing of Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl.

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