The Edmonton Oilers Need To Wake Up And Play Better

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Jack Campbell (36) makes a save against New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Jack Campbell (36) makes a save against New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Edmonton Oilers are hosting the New York Rangers tonight as they play their second game without Connor McDavid. They need to play their game and they need to play it for a whole 60 minutes.

The Oilers showed a glimpse of how they could play against the Minnesota Wild the other night, but at the end of the day, the Oilers fell apart and completely gave the game away. They made a huge amount of mistakes and that led to them losing 7-4.

Life Without McDavid Could Be A Blessing In Disguise

With McDavid being injured and out of the lineup the Edmonton Oilers are missing a player that can single-handedly win you a game. I think at times the team plays with the “it’s okay we have Connor” attitude. This causes them to not play as hard as they need to.

Without McDavid, I thought they would play harder all over the ice because of the fact their star is out. I was hoping we would have seen it last game, so hopefully we see it tonight. There is no doubt after watching that game against the Wild that the Oilers need to play a smarter game.

The majority of goals against were mental breakdowns by the team and were easily prevented. If they can eliminate these goals against out of their game the Edmonton Oilers will be a hard-to-beat team. Unfortunatly, till they do they are a team that is fairly easy to beat and their current record is proof of that.

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How Can The Edmonton Oilers Earn Our Trust Back?

Right now the Edmonton Oilers have all of their fans nervous about the rest of the season. We all know the season has barely even started, but they have given us zero hope to look forward to by the way they are playing.

What can they do to win my hope back? I would like to see them win 3 of the next 4 games. If not I would at least like the Oilers, if they lose to it not be a complete tire fire, like it has been a majority of this season so far.

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This can all start tonight with a win tonight against the New York Rangers. If they win tonight I think it could be the start of some momentum for this team. There is only one big thing that is in their way and it is themselves.