Jonathan Toews was at one point a top-tier center in the NHL, with a reputation for being a skilled and reliable player. He has spent his career so far with the Chicago Blackhawks. Since the Blackhawks announced they wouldn’t be bringing Toews back I thought he could be a good fit as the Edmonton Oilers fourth-line center.
Toews has had an impressive career so far, with three Stanley Cup championships, a Conn Smythe Trophy, and a Selke Trophy. He is known for his leadership skills and had been the captain of the Blackhawks for many years. His presence on the ice is always felt, and he is a player that other teams do not want to play against
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Signing with the Edmonton Oilers would make sense for Jonathan Toews if he wanted to have another chance to win the Stanley Cup. The main issue, as is with every player the Oilers are interested in, is the money. Toews would have to take a significant pay cut to play for Edmonton. Something he may be okay with if there is a chance to win the Cup.
Jonathan Toews, Edmonton Oilers 4th Line Center
As the 4th line center, Toews will have an important role to play on the team. He will be responsible for providing solid defence and could help create scoring opportunities for his linemates. He could also be a key player on the penalty kill, using high hockey IQ to disrupt the opposing team’s power play.
The Edmonton Oilers don’t need another center that can put up major points, they need a reliable player that they can trust in any situation. With his 15 years in the league, there aren’t many situations that Jonathan Toews hasn’t seen.
He should also be able to be a solid protege to Ryan McLeod as well. McLeod is a good player with potential. Toews could be just the type of player to help McLeod grow his game. It could be a similar scenario to Duncan Keith and Evan Bouchard.
Overall, the addition of Jonathan Toews to the Edmonton Oilers could be a major boost for this team. His skill, leadership, and work ethic could be exactly what the team needs to take the next step. If he takes on the role as 4th line center, fans can hopefully see him continue to make a major impact on the ice.