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by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins talked about naming Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle the full-time alternate captains for the 2014-15 season.

"Andrew (Ference) is second-to-none in the League with his leadership," Eakins said about his captain. "I believe Taylor and Ebs have earned full-time spots."

Last season, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins both wore the A at times. Eakins said he had conversations with both players and expects significant leadership from them despite not wearing a letter.

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