Even without his huge contract extension, Jordan Eberle was primed to enter next season with heightened expectations.
Eberle reflected on the pressure he faces individually and the Oilers confront as a team going into 2012-13.
“We have a lot to prove still,” Eberle said. “Team-wise, we haven’t really achieved much yet, and that’s our focus right now.”
Eberle discussed what he describes as a vigorous offseason training program.
“I’ve had a huge summer of training, maybe my best ever,” Eberle said. “Maybe I’m getting older, getting my man strength.”
(That has the making of a fantastic nickname, or at least an amusing T-shirt.)
Eberle admitted that he was “anxious” to sign the deal after Taylor Hall inked his similar contract extension.