Oilers Star Forward Sick and Tired of Team's Structure

The Edmonton Oilers continue to be an offensive fire-powering juggernaut, but one problem...they can't keep the puck out of their own net. Goaltenders Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner continue to struggle to start the 2022-23 season. Oilers most recent loss was a 5-4 defeat to the hands of the Washington Capitals and star forward Leon Draisaitl has seen enough.

Draisaitl met with the media after the game and had this to say about what's going on in Edmonton:

It's getting old, battling back. It's exhausting. It's tiring. We just give up too many goals. We give up goals on the kill. We give up two-on-ones. Not good enough right now. ... I'm no penalty-killing juggernaut. I think maybe right now we're a little hesitant. We don't really know when to pressure, when not to pressure, and then we just sit back and teams find a way to take advantage of us. Something that needs to be cleaned up.

The Oilers gave up four power-play goals to the Capitals and will need to improve on the PK. Draisaitl's comments come only days after Campbell called his game pathetic and admitted his game isn't where it needs to be.

Seems like there's some serious trouble in paradise in Edmonton as anything but a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is going to be a disappointment. Management may have to look into acquiring some talent that's going to help shut down other teams.  

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