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01-09-2013, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Perfect_Drug View Post
The general consensus is that Hall is earmarked to be the next Oiler captain.

The one thing that worries me right now, is the little bit of xenophobia there is between the Fab 4, and the Europeans.
Hall, and Eberle, showed a heck of a lot more camaraderie to Schultz than they did with MPS or Omark, and I wish I wasn't seeing this.

I really hope they don't give Yakupov that same treatment, and really welcome him into the '5'.

I wouldn't think too much of it. Not everyone has to be friends. It makes sense that 4 Canadian guys would have a lot in common. Just like it made sense that Paajarvi and Omark were drawn to each other. It also probably also wasn't a coincidence that Hemsky and Sykora got along so well. It's likely not just pride in their nation that makes them friends.

Gretzky, Messier, Lowe and Simpson seemed to have a "click" and Gretzky admitted that he and Kurri didn't hang out away from the rink. They don't all have to be best friends.

If Yakupov isn't going out with Hall, Eberle, RNH, Schultz and Whitney away from the rink, it's probably just because they aren't really friends. The Oilers aren't one big happy family and they don't have to be.

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