News:Jordan Eberle scored twice Saturday as Edmonton pulled away from Vancouver late to take a 7-2 win.
Analysis: His season is done, but it's easy to forecast a solid near-term future for Jordan Eberle and the rest of Edmonton's outstanding stable of young skaters.
News:Jordan Eberle snagged a goal and two assists in Friday's win over Minnesota, his second three-point game in the last week.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle's points have come in bunches this season but most owners had been expecting more than the 35 points he delivered this season. He'll likely come at a slightly discounted price during next season's drafts, just be aware he tends to binge on scoring and could frustrate owners at times. Regardless, he's a rising talent and should deliver solid scoring numbers, just be ready for a few bumps along the way.
News:Jordan Eberle registered a goal and two assists in Friday's 4-1 win over Colorado, finishing a plus-3 in the contest.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle has been quiet the last few games, as have the rest of his teammates, but he remains one of the NHL's top young players. His scoring pace is down from the 34 goals he put up one season earlier, but he'll be a prime bounceback candidate next season.
News:Jordan Eberle scored the Oilers' first two goals and assisted on Taylor Hall's marker in a 3-0 win over the Blues on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Young star has had some struggles, as he'd picked up just three points in his prior nine games, but perhaps this performance will get him back on track. After a 34-goal, 76-point outburst last season, more was expected of Jordan Eberle this year than the mediocre 23 points he's managed in 32 games.
News:Jordan Eberle (hand) will play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle was held out of practice Monday as a precautionary measure, but both he and Taylor Hall are slated to be available Tuesday night.
Oilers' Eberle Misses Practice For Precautionary Reasons
News:Jordan Eberle (hand) was held out of practice as a precautionary measure, but is fully expected to play Tuesday.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle injured his hand in Sunday's loss against the Wild, but the injury does not seem to be serious. He is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday in his usual spot on the team's second line.
News:Jordan Eberle injured his hand in Sunday's game against the Wild, and didn't practice Monday, Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun reports.
Analysis: There's no word yet on how serious Jordan Eberle's injury is, so he should be considered day-to-day for now. Eberle has recorded six goals and 10 assists in 21 games for the Oilers this season.
News:Jordan Eberle scored in regulation and in the shootout Saturday to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Coyotes. He now has six goals and six assists in 17 games this season.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle is off his pace of last year and we're not exactly sure why. He's still a solid fantasy play, but he probably won't be the point-per-game producer he was projected to be.
News:Jordan Eberle scored twice, once on the power play and once into an empty net in the 59th minute, as Edmonton turned back Colorado on Saturday, 6-4. Eberle added an assist and launched seven shots on goal in the contest.
Analysis: As we've noted, Edmonton's scoring tends to be compressed into the first two lines, and Jordan Eberle is going to blossom as long as he's skating alongside the likes of Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. These guys are well worth nabbing in reasonably deep leagues with scoring formats that afford a decent weight to assists.
News:Jordan Eberle posted his second multi-point game of the young season Saturday, bagging a goal and an assist in the Oilers' 4-3 loss at Calgary. Both points came on Edmonton power plays.
Analysis: While the Oilers are a middle-of-the-pack team in scoring, most of that scoring is compressed into a few players, and Jordan Eberle is one of them. He'll be among the more prolific scorers in the NHL this season.
News:Jordan Eberle scored a goal and had five shots on net against the Canucks on Sunday.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle was playing excellent hockey in the AHL during the lockout, and as a player not yet in his prime there is still room for an already very talented player to improve.
News:Jordan Eberle was named American League Hockey League player of the month Wednesday after recording 20 points (11 goals and nine assists) in 11 games in the month of December. It is the second consecutive month he has received the honor.
Analysis: He's clearly ready for the start of the NHL season which appears to be inching ever closer. Push him up your draft lists -- he's far readier for NHL action than those veterans who've been on the sidelines since April.
News:Jordan Eberle sits tied for first in AHL scoring with 40 points at the holiday break. He has played 28 games and has 19 goals and 21 assists.
Analysis: He and teammate Justin Schultz both have 40 points for Oklahoma City. The next nearest scorer has only 30 points. But last year's Lady Byng nominee has already accumulated 10 PIMs, a likely by-product of the "target" the talented NHLer is wearing in the AHL.
News:Jordan Eberle was assigned to the AHL on Friday, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle wasn't the only one as Magnus Paajarvi, Anton Lander, Colten Teubert, Cameron Abney, Mark Arcobello, Tyler Bunz, Dane Byers, Philippe Cornet, Yann Denis, Brandon Davidson, Taylor Fedun, Curtis Hamilton, Teemu Hartikainen, Tanner House, Martin Marincin, Ryan Martindale, Kristians Pelss, Tyler, Pitlick, Alex Plante, Toni Rajala, Olivier Roy, Antti Tyrvainen, and Chris Vandevelde also were sent down to the AHL ahead of the lockout.
Oilers' Eberle Unsure Where To Play During Lockout
News:Jordan Eberle hasn't decided whether to play in the AHL or Europe during a lockout, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Like quite a few good NHL players, Jordan Eberle has options. He can play for Oklahoma City of the AHL, stay close to home and have his medical insurance covered by the team, or go to Europe, make more money, but be nowhere near home, and have to pay his own insurance. Unfortunately this is what it's come to for the NHL as the lockout looks like a formality at this point in time.
News:Jordan Eberle agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract extension with the Oilers on Thursday, tsn.ca reports.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle, a first round selection in 2008, is viewed as a vital building block on a Oilers squad containing many talented young players. The 22-year-old scored 34 goals and added 42 assists last season for Edmonton.
News:Jordan Eberle and the Oilers are working on a contract extension, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle had 34 goals and 76 points last season and could be looking for a big payday. The Oilers are also in talks with Taylor Hall and could be hopeful of signing both in the $6 million per year range as the Blackhawks did with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
Oilers' Eberle Could Be Due For A Decline In Production
News:Jordan Eberle could be in for a decline in production this season, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: The reasoning behind that statement is that Jordan Eberle scored on 18.9% of his shots last season, an extremely high percentage. Most players, even goal scorers are in and around the 9-10% range so there may be some reason to be concerned. That being said, he's only 22, plays on a pretty good top line with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and on an up and coming team, have a feeling he does just fine.
News:Jordan Eberle lit the lamp for his 32nd goal of the season Sunday against the Coyotes. He has seven points in his last five games.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle has 70 points in 68 games this season, and he is ninth in the league in scoring. He is definitely a player to keep an eye on in the future, because as this Oilers team gets older he could have a 100-point season in him.
Oilers' Eberle Has Three-Point Night In Win Friday
News:Jordan Eberle had a hand in all three goals Edmonton scored in a 3-1 victory over Calgary on Friday. He finished the night with a goal and two assists.
Analysis: He now sits at 69 points (31G, 38A) through 67 games including eight points (3G, 5A) over his last seven games. Jordan Eberle has been Edmonton's best player all year and he should be on everyone's radar when it comes time to draft fantasy forwards next season.
Oilers' Eberle Collects Pair Of Points Versus Flyers
News:Jordan Eberle tallied a goal and an assist Thursday night as Edmonton blanked Philadelphia at Rexall Place, 2-0.
Analysis: Thursday's efforts make five points for the standout young forward in his last two outings. Even against a stout defensive front like the one Edmonton will face Saturday versus Phoenix, Jordan Eberle demands a start in all formats.
News:Jordan Eberle could be in for a bigger workload over the remainder of the season, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle is only averaging 16:47 of ice time per game. Not only is his amount of time on the ice going to increase, but he will also start to see time on the penalty kill.
News:Jordan Eberle scored two of Edmonton's three goals in Monday's 6-3 loss to Toronto, giving him six goals in the last four contests.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle's career season continues as the Oilers' youngsters have exploded in the week since the All-Star break. Eberle also has nine points over the last four games. Play him with confidence, as you have been doing all season.
News:Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the game-tying goal with 39 seconds left in regulation, and the Oilers went on to beat Detroit in a shootout Saturday.
Analysis: The clutch goal came with the Edmonton goalie pulled for an extra attacker as the Oilers worked desperately to avoid losing a game they had once led, 3-1. Jordan Eberle now comfortably leads the team in scoring at 22-30-52 in 48 games.
With Big Night, Oilers' Eberle Reaches 20 Goals, 50 Points
News:Jordan Eberle scored a goal and dished out three assists to reach the 20-goal and 50-point marks in Thursday's rout of the Blackhawks.
Analysis: He and Taylor Hall went along for the ride with Sam Gagner, who blew up out of nowhere for a team-record-tying eight points. There's nothing not to love about the young star -- keep rolling him out there and enjoy.
News:Jordan Eberle scored Edmonton's lone goal Monday against San Jose, his first goal since returning from injury.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle now has 18 goals and 45 points in 44 games. He's back healthy, and deserves to be back in your lineup.
News:Jordan Eberle (knee) will return to the Oilers' lineup Thursday against St. Louis, 630 CHED's Dan Tencer reports.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle hasn't played since Jan. 7, but he still tops the Oilers in scoring with 43 points in 41 games. Last season, it took him 69 games to rack up 43 points.
News:Jordan Eberle (knee) is currently with the team and could play Saturday, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle certainly won't play Tuesday and probably not Thursday, but could get back in the lineup Saturday if practice goes well this week. Eberle has been a bright spot for the Oilers this season with 43 points in 41 games. He will be welcomed back with open arms once he is ready to go.
News:Jordan Eberle's knee injury is expected to cost him 2-to-3 weeks, EdmontonOilers.com reports.
Analysis: It could have been worse, but Jordan Eberle's injury still wasn't expected to knock him out this long. With 43 points (17 goals) in 41 games, his absence will sting the Oilers.
News:Jordan Eberle (knee) isn't expected to miss much time, but more information should be known after the team receives the results of his MRI, 630 CHED Radio reports.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle's status should get updated Tuesday. Until then, he should be considered day-to-day.
News:Jordan Eberle (knee) did not skate with the Oilers on Monday, Dan Tencer of 630 CHED reports.
Analysis: As a result, the status of the Oilers' leading scorer for Wednesday's game against New Jersey is cloudy.
News:Jordan Eberle suffered a right knee injury in Saturday's game and will not return, according to the Oilers' official Twitter page.
Analysis: Further details of the setback were not immediately released, but this would be a tough blow for the Oilers if Jordan Eberle is forced to miss time - the youngster has already matched last season's total of 43 points just 40 games into the current campaign.
News:Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal and added an assist against Vancouver on Monday.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle has scored in five straight games, and he has 16 goals and 38 points in 35 games this season. Clearly, Eberle has proven the hype around him as a prospect has panned out.
News:Jordan Eberle struck for a pair of goals, one on the power play, in Thursday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Long one of the game's most highly regarded prospects, Jordan Eberle is living up to his promise this year, and particularly recently. He's recorded points in 15 of his last 17 games, looking like the budding superstar we expected him to be.
Edmonton's Eberle Picks Up Two Points In Loss Wednesday
News:Jordan Eberle had a power-play goal and added an assist in Edmonton's 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota on Wednesday. He now has points (6G, 9A) in seven of his last nine games played.
Analysis: The 21-year-old right winger is a big reason for Edmonton's early season success. With nine goals, including three game winners, and 17 assists in 25 games, Jordan Eberle is on pace for 85 points in only his second season in the league.
News:Jordan Eberle scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Nashville, giving him eight points in the last three games.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle has been buzzing much of late, as he and the rest of the kids in Alberta are scoring in bunches against several of the NHL's stronger teams. Eberle sits with 21 points in as many games on the season and sports three multi-point contests in the last five games.
News:Jordan Eberle enjoyed a big night Saturday -- as did many of his teammates -- as the Oilers destroyed the visiting Blackhawks, 9-2. He scored a goal and added three assists (two on the power play), finishing the night plus-2.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle benefited from a shuffle of the Oilers' lines for this game; he skated with Ryan Smyth and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and that combination accounted for 10 points on the night. Let's see if this pairing sticks.
Oilers' Eberle Playing The Point On The Power Play
News: The Oilers have been using Jordan Eberle as the point man on the power play, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis:Jordan Eberle had never played the role before but the Oilers have been auditioning players to work on the point due to injuries to various defensemen. This should give Eberle a slight uptick in fantasy leagues, but this role could be short-lived once the Oilers get healthy.
News:Jordan Eberle collected a pair of assists as Edmonton beat the New York Rangers, 2-0, Saturday night. One of the helpers came on the power play.
Analysis: He has yet to find nylon this season, but his five assists in seven games keep him relevant on the fantasy radar.
News:Jordan Eberle could play with the first line if Ales Hemsky can't go, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: Hemsky had to leave the game Thursday with a shoulder injury, it is not yet known how long he will be out for but it looks like Jordan Eberle will get the first crack at playing with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
News: Eberle netted the game-winning goal on the power play and added an assist with the man advantage in Saturday's victory over the league-best Canucks.
Analysis: Eberle has delivered a solid 41-point rookie campaign which is a decent tally considering the challenges of playing with this year's Oilers. His future is outstanding, though -- this guy has fantastic hands and is a clutch player.
News: Eberle lit the lamp on the power play in Saturday's tilt with Colorado. The marker snaps a five-game streak without a point.
Analysis: It's his 16th tally, and just his second PPG all year. There aren't any elite scorers on Edmonton's roster, so his modest total of 37 points puts him just five points off the team lead. That still isn't enough to warrant your owning him, unless your league is quite deep.
News: Eberle grabbed a goal and an assist in Monday's shutout win over Nashville.
Analysis: Eberle hadn't scored since December 21 as the goal was his first since missing a month to an ankle injury. He's as dynamic as they come in terms of talented youngsters. Still just 20 years old, Eberle has a solid 27 points in 40 games.
News: Eberle (ankle) should be ready to go for the Oilers, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: Eberle passed the conditioning test required by coach Tom Renney and has been practicing the past few days. It's just a matter now of inserting him back in the lineup.
News: Eberle (ankle) will not play Wednesday versus Los Angeles, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Eberle is slated to return later this week as he has only had two practices since returning to the team. Eberle just needs another practice or two to get in game shape.
News: Eberle (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: Eberle had a skating test Tuesday, but the Oilers coaching staff was unimpressed with the results. Coach Tom Renney admitted to being unsure if Eberle would return Wednesday or later on this week.
News: Eberle (ankle) practiced with the team on Monday, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: Eberle hasn't played in about a month due to the ankle injury and bout with appendicitis, but could be ready to go when the Oilers play again Wednesday.
News: Eberle (ankle) will not participate in the skills competition at the All-Star Game, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Eberle still hasn't played since suffering the ankle injury earlier this month. He is hoping to play shortly after the All-Star Game.
Oilers' Eberle Hoping To Return Before Month's End
News: Eberle (ankle) is hoping to play before the end of the month, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Eberle has been skating with the team for about a week now after injuring his ankle on New Year's Day and having his appendix removed four days later. He admits the ankle is still a bit sore, but feels he is progressing each and every day.
News: Eberle (ankle, appendectomy) could rejoin the team Tuesday, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: That's not to say Eberle will play Tuesday, but that he could begin skating with the club that day. If you're in a league where you have to set your lineup before the first game Monday, you're better off playing it safe and benching Eberle next week.
News: Eberle (ankle) underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday night, Dan Tencer of 630 CHED reports.
Analysis: Eberle's ankle injury was already expected to keep him out until the end of next week, and early indications are that this procedure won't alter his projected timetable.
News: Although the team has yet to officially comment, TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Eberle (ankle) will be out for 10 days.
Analysis: If this timeline is accurate, Eberle would likely miss Edmonton's next five games. We'll wait for confirmation, but you should probably plan on being without Eberle for at least a few more days.
News: Eberle (ankle) won't play Tuesday versus Detroit, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Eberle is no longer wearing a cast on his ankle, but has yet to have an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. Eberle has stated that the ankle felt much better than it did Sunday, but the Oilers aren't taking any chances and won't want this to be a nagging injury.
News: Eberle likely sustained only a significant ankle sprain in Saturday's game against Calgary, according to the Edmonton Journal. The young forward probably won't face an extended absence.
Analysis: Even so, you should probably shelf him for now in favor of a healthy skater.
News: Eberle appeared to suffer a left knee or ankle injury early in the second period of Saturday's game. Trainers helped him to the dressing room and he was seen limping heavily.
Analysis: Ales Kotalik fell on Eberle as he was taking him out along the board and the big Flames' winger landed on the rookie's leg. Eberle's leg was twisted as it took the fall and while he could put some weight on the leg, he quickly retreated to the dressing room. He did not return.
News: Eberle put home his eighth and ninth goals of the year in Thursday's win over Columbus.
Analysis: Eberle's slowly been picking up steam, as he's got a three-game goal-scoring streak going, and seven points in eight December games.
News: Eberle scored a power-play goal with five seconds remaining Sunday to prevent the Oilers from getting shut out.
Analysis: The goal was Eberle's sixth on the season in 29 games. The goal-scoring talent is there, it's just that the production will come sporadically for the rookie.
News: Eberle was benched for the third period versus Carolina on Tuesday, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: The Oilers were crushed 7-1 in the game and Eberle wasn't the only one benched, Taylor Hall also tasted the pine as well as heavyweight Steve MacIntyre. That being said coach Tom Renney has already stated that all three will play again Thursday versus Detroit.
News: Eberle scored his third goal of the season in Tuesday's shootout loss to Calgary.
Analysis: Eberle also went in the shootout and was stopped by Miikka Kiprusoff. Eberle has easily been the best of Edmonton's three young rookies and he's worth a roster spot in most leagues.
News: Eberle scored a third-period goal and assisted on another in Edmonton's opening-night win Thursday against the Flames.
Analysis: He was a big-time scorer in juniors and appears poised to translate that to the NHL level, as his goal was highlight reel-worthy and his assist was on a shot that deflected off Shawn Horcoff. He shouldn't be sitting out on pretty much any league's free-agent wire.
News: Eberle had three first-period points (two goals, one assist) in the Oilers' preseason 8-2 romp over the Canucks on Sunday.
Analysis: While the appropriate caveats about preseason results absolutely apply here, Eberle demonstrated to Oilers fans why there's reason for hope with the franchise.
News: Eberle has bulked up this summer, adding 11 pounds of muscle, to try to earn a job with the Oilers this fall, reports Slam Sports.
Analysis: "I've gained some weight but it hasn't slowed me down," he said. "I've almost gotten quicker. Some guys bulk up like crazy in the summer and they're slower. For me I've gotten quicker and gained weight and that's where I want to be." He has been cut by the Oil two years in a row; he intends to change that this fall. His future is bright.
News: The Edmonton Journal reports that Oilers prospect C Jordan Eberle isn't likely to be called up to the NHL for Edmonton's last couple of games. "If he comes up (here) for a game or two, maybe, but there's great value in being in the American League. Jeff Carter and Mike Richards and Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf spent time there," said GM Steve Tambellini. "Whether you're a scorer or a tough guy or a two-way player, you have to show you can dominate at the next step in whatever area you think you're great at."
Analysis: Eberle put up 106 points in the WHL this season before being called up to the AHL in mid-March, where he managed nine points in eight games. He remains an elite Fantasy prospect who could have an impact next season in Edmonton at the age of 20.
News: The Oilers have promoted C Jordan Eberle from the WHL to the AHL.
Analysis: Eberle, the 22nd overall pick in 2008, has a ridiculous 106 points (50G, 56A) in 57 AHL games this season. He is an elite Fantasy keeper prospect and could well debut in Edmonton next season.
News: NHL.com reports the Oilers have assigned center Jordan Eberle to his junior team in Regina (WHL). "Jordan had a terrific camp," Oilers head coach Pat Quinn said. "We just had quite a few similar players. We are trying to change our appearance here and get some size and grit in our lineup and that was a factor in our decisions."
Analysis: A lot of folks felt Eberle was too advanced for one more year of junior hockey, and since he was too young to play in the AHL that he would have a roster spot with the Oilers. Unfortunately, it didn't pan out that way. "They saw that I can compete at this level but they want me to go back to junior and be a leader there," Eberle said. "It's tough anytime you get cut but I'll go back down to junior and hopefully have a good year there and at the World Juniors. It's another year to learn and get better." We figured Eberle would be a candidate for Rookie of the Year and this news is quite unfortunate. Eberle is only worth holding onto in long-term Fantasy keeper leagues.
News:The Sports Xchange reports C Jordan Eberle, Edmonton's first pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft, is hoping to make the same jump that Ales Hemsky and Sam Gagner did -- go straight from junior to the NHL without a year of seasoning in the AHL. He'll be too young to play in the AHL this season, so it's either make the Oilers or go back to juniors. Right now things look a little crowded on the big club, but if Edmonton makes the three-for-one deal they're trying to finalize with Ottawa for Dany Heatley, it could open up some room. "If I have to go back to junior and play another year there, I'll get another year of world junior experience," he said. "But where I want to be is with the big team."
Analysis: It's not a question of talent as much as numbers right now for the Oilers and Eberle. The 19-year-old center is probably better than some of the Oilers' veteran talent and could help infuse a stagnant offense, but if Edmonton can't dump salary then they can't keep Eberle on the roster. Eberle has scored 105 goals and recorded 99 assists (204 points) in 197 career regular season games with Regina of the WHL. Eberle definitely remains a solid long-term Fantasy keeper, but will merely be a rookie sleeper for seasonal formats if he makes the Oilers roster.
News: Sportsnet.ca reports the Oilers signed prospect Jordan Eberle to a three-year entry level deal Monday. Eberle, a 2008 first-round pick (22nd overall) pick, recently completed his third season of junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. He led the Pats in scoring with 35 goals and 39 assists in 61 games.
Analysis: Eberle, who will turn 19 May 15, scored 105 goals and recorded 99 assists (204 points) in 197 career regular season games with Regina. Eberle was also a hero during the 2009 World Juniors as he posted 13 points in six games to lead Team Canada to a gold medal. Eberle came close to making the Oilers' squad out of training camp this season, but Edmonton did the right thing by putting him back in junior hockey. He could get a look heading into 2009-10, but Eberle definitely remains a solid long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Oilers center prospect Jordan Eberle has one goal and six assists in five January games for Regina of the WHL since returning from helping Canada win the gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Eberle has five goals and eight assists in his last nine games, while totaling 24 goals, 25 assists and a plus-5 rating in 38 games on the season.
Analysis: Eberle has been an offensive monster for Regina the last three seasons and it's not hard to see why he went 22nd overall in the 2008 draft. Coach Craig MacTavish was impressed with Eberle during training camp, but Edmonton felt it was best to send him back down to junior hockey for one more season. Eberle remains just a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Oilers C prospect Jordan Eberle has been playing well for Regina of the WHL (juniors) since being returned in October. The 2008 first-round pick (22nd overall) has 17 goals and 32 points in 24 games.
Analysis: Eberle had a breakout season with Regina in 2007-08, as he posted 42 goals and 75 points in 70 games. He continues to develop his offensive skills, however, we might not see him in the NHL until 2009-10. Eberle remains just a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News:The Sports Xchange reports that C Jordan Eberle, Edmonton's first pick in the last NHL entry draft, is back in the juniors after getting a brief taste of the big leagues. Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish was very impressed with the 18-year-old's speed and head for the game and expects that he'll be ready to make the same jump that Sam Gagner did as a teenager.
Analysis: Eberle is talented enough to own in deeper long-term keeper formats, but should not be taken in seasonal drafts.