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Patrick Maroon says he believes more players will want to come play in Edmonton with the Oilers

by Paul Gazzola /

Two of the best young players in the NHL, a workhorse goaltender, a strong contingent of supporting forwards, some young, mobile defencemen and the best fans in the League.

There are plenty of reasons why Edmonton is becoming a free agent hot spot.

"I think you're going to be seeing more unrestricted free agents sign here, I would say," said Oilers forward Patrick Maroon in his exit interview on Friday. "With Connor (McDavid) and Leon (Draisaitl), those are probably the best one-two punches in the NHL right now besides (Sidney) Crosby and (Evgeni) Malkin. I'd put them up there with anyone.

To have those two as one-two, this team's going to have a bright future and I think you'll see a lot more guys heading to Edmonton."

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