Top pick Nail Yakupov made a goodwill gesture by taking No. 64 rather than Shawn Horcoff's No. 10, but Oilers Nation believes that it's a matter of time for Edmonton's captain to pass the torch.
First, that would mean handing the "C" to one of the team's young stars.
Shawn Horcoff is in a unique situation today. The captain watches over a team whose best young players are taking on more difficult roles, and the young cluster is pushing for more playing time and more responsibility.