Don’t Do Nothing
It doesn’t take a sports scientist to notice that there is something wrong with the Edmonton Oilers right now. The problem is figuring out what the problem is. Over the last couple of games, the Oilers haven’t tried to change much in their line-up.
Moving forward I think some changes need to be made. Whether that be swapping some NHL and AHL players around in hopes of getting new life on this team or just healthy scratching a player who is struggling.
The one thing the Oilers can do is nothing. Nothing isn’t working, why it isn’t working? I don’t know, but that honestly doesn’t matter. They need to win games and win games fast, so it is time to try almost everything.
Another move is firing the General Manager, Ken Holland. He doesn’t have a contract past this year, so you have to wonder if he is really in it. He is ultimately who is responsible for this team. Putting someone else in that role may see something differently and make a change for the better.
All That Matters For The Edmonton Oilers Now Is Winning
At the end of the day, I honestly don’t care what the Edmonton Oilers do to improve this team, as long as it starts to deliver wins. The loss last night to the San Jose Sharks just proved that there is something very wrong with this team today.
There are only 70 games left in the season and the Oilers are way behind the pack. They need to string together wins and fast or they will be playing meaningless hockey in January and will be sellers and no buyers at the trade deadline. Hopefully, Oilers fans are keeping up with top NHL prospects if that is the case.