With the addition of Connor McDavid, 2015-16 was supposed to be the year Edmonton showed significant progress on the ice.
We’re less than two months into the season, McDavid’s out because of a broken clavicle, and the so-called progress just hasn’t been there.
On Wednesday, the Oilers hit a new low, as they were handed their fifth loss in their last six games at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes.
“We got outcompeted in the second period, badly,” Mark Letestu told the team’s website. “Whether it was little puck battles or even just executing on systems. It played right into their game. When you get behind a team like this that’s so dominant in the circle it’s tough to generate chances to come back. We didn’t deserve to win this one at all.”
After the game, head coach Todd McLellan didn’t hold back:
Edmonton collected 14 points in the first 22 games of the 2014-15 season and after the same amount of games this year, they have just one more point.
They’re currently alone in last place.