What Makes Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers so dangerous?

The Edmonton Oilers are heading to the Stanley Cup Finals. They will play the Florida Panthers, with the Oilers seeking to win their first Cup since 1989-90. Are the Oilers building a dynasty?
Dallas Stars v Edmonton Oilers - Game Six
Dallas Stars v Edmonton Oilers - Game Six / Leila Devlin/GettyImages

Building a dynasty is much easier said than done. Most elite franchises have several things in common, most notably star power.

The Edmonton Oilers, led by Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Zach Hyman, have the stars, but now they must win the prize Stanley Cup to begin any dominance conversations.

While the Oilers have exhibited extreme talent for the past few seasons, much like the Toronto Maple Leafs, they tend to disappoint in the playoffs.

McDavid and Company must prove themselves in the Stanley Cup Finals

In game six against the Dallas Stars, McDavid scored on a power-play, along with Zach Hyman, in the first period.

The star of the night was inarguably goaltender Stuart Skinner, who defended 35 shot attempts and finished the night with a .971 SV%.

Skinner, who has had his ups and downs, looked unstoppable.

The defense of the Oilers continues to impress, defending every power-play against the Dallas Stars (in the entire series).

McDavid finished the regular season with 132 points, ranking number three in total points behind Nikita Kucherov (144 points) and Nathan MacKinnon (140 points).

In postseason play, McDavid sits at number one with 31 points, followed by his teammate Leon Draisaitl at 28.

When you look at defense, Evan Bouchard leads the postseason with 27 points.

The Oilers are dangerous; if they can fit all their pieces together, they look almost unstoppable.

With McDavid at 27 and Draisaitl at 28, their stars are near their prime, which could indicate we are just seeing the beginning of several extensive postseason runs.

The Oilers have the talent to be a dynasty, but they must step up in the finals.