"“Two things: Stop changing the lines every game! Familiarity and trust is paramount to a lines success! The Beatles did not change the drummer every song. Like it or not, Woodcroft is essentially a rookie coach in the NHL and in many situations we are being out coached and playing Connor all over the place and on every special teams is not going to fix that. Connor is a great captain, but he is already carrying the team on his back on the ice, I think he needs a meaningful break. Go Oilers Go!!” — Larry Emmerson"
Memo to Larry – statements like this are why Jay Woodcroft is the head coach and you aren’t.
Are you actually ignorantly comparing a musical band to an NHL hockey team? What an asinine thing to say. They’re two completely different things. A musical band doesn’t have 12 other guys capable of playing drums, nor is it as physically demanding as playing hockey.
I don’t know what team you’re watching, but it’s obviously not the Edmonton Oilers. If you knew what you were talking about you would know that a) the Edmonton Oilers are getting scoring from more than just Connor Mcdavid b) It is 100% logical to play the best player in the world on all lines and in all situations and c) Line juggling is a common tactic of coaching staffs.
Are you seriously suggesting that we always play the same players together all the time? What if one player or the entire line is struggling? What if a player deserves a promotion to the top six from the bottom six? Do you keep playing him in the bottom six? What if a bottom-six player is struggling and a farm team call-up is deserving of a chance to play in the short term? Do you sit the call-up and keep the player who is struggling in the lineup? What if there’s an injury? Do you just not play anyone in that spot?
You obviously don’t have a clue what you’re talking about and your comment is completely out of touch with reality.
Do better, Edmonton Oilers fans.