Edmonton Oilers: Three Reasons The Team Got Swept

Edmonton Oilers (Photo by David Lipnowski/Getty Images)
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Edmonton Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers got swept out of the first round over a week ago now, but honestly, there are still a few more things we have to say about it.

While this was a tough loss to watch, the Edmonton Oilers did play some pretty good hockey throughout the entire series. The Winnipeg Jets got the better of the Oilers in game one, and they were not able to find an answer the rest of the series.

I think the biggest reason the Jets won was the fact that they shut down Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Sure the two led the team with five and four points respectively, but all around the top guns were always trying to get things done with guys defending them so closely and so many opportunities were missed because of tipped shots and just great defense on their end.

The Jets rallied together and fought as a team, it didn’t seem like the Oilers did that, and now they go into a long off-season wondering what they can change for next season.

Personally, I believe there are some players the team should add to take this group to the next level. If they can elevate their lineup then they should be good. I mean in reality, they were a couple of bounces away from winning all of those games, so this series could have looked completely different with even a few extra guys and maybe after not re-signing a few as well.

So let’s get into three reasons the Oilers were swept in round one.