The Week that Was
Hahahaha, no. This week was terrible for the Edmonton Oilers. I mean the game against Anaheim wasn’t awful, still lost 2-1. Then came the giant stinker from last night: a 5-0 loss to the dreaded Calgary Flames.
Why are people upset? It’s game 80, Oilers aren’t making the playoffs for a tenth straight year. Well, that stinker was the last Battle of Alberta game at Rexall Place and the Edmonton Oilers failed to show up to the damn game.
Edmonton Oilers Stars of the Week
After that effort, there is not going to be any stars given this week except for one: Todd McLellan. Boy has this guy gone through a lot this season and it’s recapped by this awesome press conference from last night’s post game.
Look at that fire in his eyes. This is a guy that freaking. hates. losing. He’s not accepting this sad show effort that was given last night. He even swore in the press conference! McLellan does not beat around the bushes to how bad the Oilers were last night. I think he has his own list of players he would love to keep and players he would jet into the sun. It was a horrible team effort and McLellan attacks the issue with the attitude in the room. Did he mention specific players? No. He still doesn’t throw specific players under the bus (well, now that Justin Schultz is gone).
I loved the comment about how they will work on Monday. You can bet your life that they will be bagged skated. Oilers fans are in a very sour mood today and I can’t blame them (personally I’m going to avoid social media today because of that).
It’s a tough loss for sure but remember, it’s a crappy loss for a crappy team. They happen. I know everyone wants to blow up the team but I don’t think that’s quite right. There will be changes, there will be old faces gone replaced by new faces. Yet, dismantling an entire team? When has that ever worked out?
Edmonton Oilers News and Notes
April 30th is the Draft Lottery. I think everyone has that circled in their calendars.
At the Oilers Rig I’m looking at Chiarelli’s moves One Year In. Latest addition were the summer trades.
Connor McDavid was named rookie of the month for March. This was McDavid’s third rookie of the month award and is the only rookie this season to win multiple ones.
Around the League
Dustin Byfuglien destroyed Mark Stone
Wilson destroyed Zadorov too
Maroon is a beauty.
The Week Ahead
The Edmonton Oilers wrap up their season with a back to back games against the Vancouver Canucks including Wednesday for their final game at Rexall Place and Saturday at Roger’s Arena.
That’s the week that was, have yourselves a good week and follow me on Twitter.