One of the most consistent players so far this season has been Warren Foegele. He just like Holloway, plays a very heavy and hard game. The only difference is he is an older player. So, if Knoblauch is worried about Holloway’s youth then Foegele will be getting a bump.
For some reason, Woodcroft didn’t throw out Foegele in almost every scenario for this team. In the past, Foegele has been a streaky player. That being said, when he is playing well like he is now he needs to be utilised to the max.
That is a two-way street when it comes to Foegele as well. When he is on bump him up your lineup, but when he is struggling you can move him down the lineup. Foegele could be the poster boy for accountability. That is exactly what Knoblauch needs right now.
At the end of the day, the Edmonton Oilers need to start winning games. Is changing the coach going to turn this team around? I don’t know, but it is one of the areas that they could address this early in the season.
The Edmonton Oilers need to work harder and if they aren’t working hard there needs to be consequences. So far this season there has been none. Hopefully, Knoblauch can right this ship and get this team going in the right direction.
The Edmonton Oilers get a chance to start the turnaround tonight as they host the New York Islanders. The puck drops tonight at 6:30 PM down at Rogers Place. Will the Knoblauch regime start things off with a solid win? We will need to see what happens. They used a big bullet in the chamber, there wasn’t much left to do.