Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers warms up prior to a preseason game against the Winnipeg Jets on October 6 2016 at Rogers Place in Edmonton...

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers warms up prior to a preseason game against the Winnipeg Jets on October 6 2016 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

McDavid / Gretzky .. The old and the new.

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Edmonton Oilers forward #29 Leon Draisaitl is playing for Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. The 20-year-old has agreed to keep a diary throughout the tournament, which begins in Toronto on Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 1.

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl is playing for Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey The has agreed to keep a diary throughout the tournament, which begins in Toronto on Sept. 17 and runs through Oct.

Connor and Leon

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl combined for 177 points last season. Here's how they stack up to other top twosomes -- like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane -- from a stats and Stanley Cup-potential perspective.

Edmonton Oilers celebrate in win over the Calgary Flames in this Battle of Alberta. 5-3

Edmonton Oilers celebrate in win over the Calgary Flames in this Battle of Alberta.

Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers jokes around during practice in advance of the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic game at Investors Group Field on October 22, 2016 in Winnipeg, Canada.

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers jokes around during practice in advance of the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic game at Investors Group Field on October 2016 in Winnipeg, Canada.

The Edmonton Oilers' Game 5 win over the San Jose Sharks is special not so much due to the OT goal itself but to what happened before it.

The Edmonton Oilers& Game 5 win over the San Jose Sharks is special not so much due to the OT goal itself but to what happened before it.

We just have to find ways to stay even keel and keep doing what got us here. Patrick Maroon

The Edmonton Oilers understand why the oddsmakers are picking the Anaheim Ducks to beat them in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs.

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 14: Cam Talbot #33 of the Edmonton Oilers skates in the warmup before an NHL game against the Calgary Flames on October 14, 2016 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers skates in the warmup before an NHL game against the Calgary Flames on October 2016 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Love these two .. Maroon and Kass

Maroon and Kass

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