Reasons Why The Edmonton Oilers Have The Worst Winger Depth In The NHL

EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 10: Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers lines up for a face off during the game against the Florida Panthers on January 10, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 10: Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers lines up for a face off during the game against the Florida Panthers on January 10, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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EDMONTON, AB – DECEMBER 9: Connor McDavid #97 and Leon Draisaitl #29 of the Edmonton Oilers discuss the play during the game against the Calgary Flames on December 9, 2018 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images) /

What It Comes Down To

The fate of the Edmonton Oilers atrocious depth on the wing all boils down to a decade of incompetence on the draft floor. The misfire of several trades involving key players (and most recently losing almost every swap involving depth players). As well as overpaying free agents that were a ticking time bomb regarding when their play was about to fall off.

It is the year after year of mistakes made by multiple tenors of management that has led the team to where they are now, and it isn’t something you can fix overnight.

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This was a team that just two years ago had many fans thinking they were finally sailing in the right direction. Until the man in charge quickly steered them directly back into an iceberg… and it’s about time he sank with the ship.

Good luck to whoever has to try and fix this mess after him.