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Jonathan Toews may not be done in the NHL after all , linked to this Canadian team

Published June 17, 2023 at 5:13 PM
BY SAM

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks have gone hand in hand for his entire National Hockey League career and after last season, many thought that his NHL career might be over, but that might not be the case.

According to Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Toews is a likely target for the Edmonton Oilers should he want to continue to play; take a look.

There is some talk in Edmonton about Jonathan Toews at 4C, pushing the newly re-signed Derek Ryan to a preferred spot at right wing. Toews is at a crossroads, done with the Blackhawks but reportedly unsure about what comes next.

At 35, Toews would be a one-year, $1-million signing, and could potentially help a young Ryan McLeod the way Mattias Ekholm did Bouchard last season.


But there are serious issues ongoing with Toews, whose health has betrayed him in recent years. Duncan Keith, the Oilers scout/advisor whose portfolio will be increased by Holland this coming season, has been put in charge of monitoring the Toews front.

Toews needs to get his head around hitting the gym for one more run at a Cup before his Hall of Fame career comes to a close. If not, then it's been a helluva run. But given his age, the Oilers — or any team — can't have 50 per cent of whatever Toews has left in the tank.

From the sounds of this, the Oilers are interested in the former Blackhawks captain, but the ball in his court as to whether or not he wants to continue his NHL career.

Toews could certainly be of value to any team playing in a limited role and it'll be interesting to see if he decides to play another season. Seeing him in another jersey would be weird though.

If he should choose to continue his career, the Oilers sound like the front runners to land him.
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Jonathan Toews may not be done in the NHL after all , linked to this Canadian team

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