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Oilers name Eberle, Hall alternate captains

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09:30 PM ET 01.16 | Oiler country has waited for some time now, but the future seems to finally be here. On Tuesday, head coach Ralph Krueger announced that 22-year-old Jordan Eberle and 21-year-old Taylor Hall would be named alternate captains in Edmonton for the 2013 season. Eberle and Hall replace former alternate captains Ryan Whitney and Ales Hemsky. Eberle is going to be assuming full-time alternate captain duties while Hall is going to share his "A" with defenseman Nick Shultz. Hall is heading into his third season with the Oilers and recently inked a massive seven-year, $42 million extension to stay in his home province. Despite being a year older than Hall, Eberle is entering his fifth season since being drafted 22nd overall by Edmonton back in 2008. Both players are considered to be cornerstones of the franchise moving forward, however current captain Shawn Horcoff is expected to hang onto his captain status for the shortened season.

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Jordan Eberle, AP Photo/Ben Margot Jordan Eberle, AP Photo/Ben Margot
January 16, 2013  11:29 PM ET

What the H? I was pulling for ReHabbybulin to wear the C.

January 16, 2013  11:47 PM ET

since when do we get late night additions here?

January 17, 2013  12:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

since when do we get late night additions here?

I know. I'm a creeper so that's the reason I'm here....how bout you Poutine?

January 17, 2013  12:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

since when do we get late night additions here?

FN blogger is drunk again LOL

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January 17, 2013  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

since when do we get late night additions here?

New agreement with the spammers...

They have a 7AM deadline. It's late in China.

January 17, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

since when do we get late night additions here?

FN added a second shift to handle all the extra articles needing to be posted.

January 17, 2013  09:22 AM ET

no disrespect meant to their fans...but....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

January 17, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Oilers name Eberle, Hall alternate captains

Does this mean they'll now lead alternate lifestyles?

January 17, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I know. I'm a creeper so that's the reason I'm here....how bout you Poutine?

couldn't sleep...

January 17, 2013  04:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What the H? I was pulling for ReHabbybulin to wear the C.....

.... and Darcy Hordichuk and Ben Eager as alternatives.

 
January 17, 2013  04:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Oilers name Eberle, Hall alternate captainsDoes this mean they'll now lead alternate lifestyles?

Yep. They'll play hockey at night and go back to the nursery for the day.

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