The Edmonton Oilers have had a difficult start to the NHL season. The team is currently at the bottom of the league with a 3-9-1 record. This has led to the firing of their coach, Jay Woodcroft, and the hiring of Connor McDavid’s former juniors coach, Kris Knoblauch. However, the problems in the team go beyond the coaching staff. General Manager Ken Holland is also facing criticism for his management of the Oilers, including his poor handling of the team’s draft picks and signings.
Despite their struggles, there is hope for the Oilers. If they can improve their save percentage and shooting accuracy, they may be able to turn their season around. However, it seems unlikely that they will be able to make a serious playoff run this year. With the end of Leon Draisaitl’s contract approaching in 2025, the team is facing additional pressure to perform.
In other NHL news, 17-year-old Connor Bedard has been turning heads with his exceptional play for the Regina Pats. He is currently on a 56-goal pace and showing a lot of promise for the future. Additionally, Federico DiMarco scored an impressive long-range goal in Serie A, adding to the excitement of the international soccer league.
Overall, it’s been an eventful start to the NHL season with plenty of surprises and standout performances.