Video: Leon Draisaitl Gets Into It With Oilers Reporter

Tensions are high around the Edmonton Oilers and on Tuesday it was on full display as superstar forward Leon Draisaitl ended up in a heated exchange with reporter Jim Matheson. The hall-of-fame reporter asked Draisaitl what he felt was the number one reason the team was losing of late. The response was must-see tv.

Draisaitl has a history of being very direct with the media so it shouldn't come as full surprise something like this happened. The team is struggling of late, there's pressure for changes and their general manager appears to be totally fine with status quo. Status quo, and adding Evander Kane apparently. The Oilers are 18-15-2 on the season, already six points out of a playoff spot. Playing at a 2-6-2 clip in their last 10, the panic button is well within reach. Expect to see movement of some sort out of Edmonton sometime this week.