Last night’s loss was the tipping point for many loyal Oiler fans. After four days off, the Oilers flat out didn’t compete in Phoenix.
What has to change so the Oilers don’t find themselves in a race for another top-five pick?
The Oilers are still technically .500, although in my world 14 wins in 31 games is below .500 but I digress. The Oilers have been plummeting down the standings since early November.
Their team defence is lacking, their goaltending has dropped off, their leaders aren’t leading, the coaching has been suspect and the most concerning factor is that on too many nights they haven’t competed as hard as their opponents.
Last night they looked disinterested at times except for a few players, but the same problems that have plagued this team for years have crept back into their game recently.
We all know they need some more size in their top nine forwards, but you can’t wave a magic wand and have bigger, grittier more determined players appear. The GM needs to get on the phone and see if he can find a trading partner.
What say you Nation?
What do you think needs to happen?
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