Just In: The Frustration is apparent with Captain Connor McDavid at Practice

Published November 13, 2023 at 9:12 PM

Can the Oilers overcome the slow start to the Season

This 2023-24 campaign did not start off as planned for the Edmonton Oilers. In addition to a 3-9-1 start to the season, the early season coaching change was thought to have taken a toil on the players. That has now become apparent after practice.

McDavid does not hide any of his frustrations

Once the coaching change new broke in the league and with the players, many were surprised and shocked. McDavid, showing his frustrations after during and after practice Monday morning.


"I woke up to a text like a lot of you guys did as well," McDavid said Monday. "I know the narrative out there obviously, but it couldn't be further from the truth."

The narrative being that McDavid had input in that decision.

Trying to work with a new coaching is difficult, especially after having a slow start to the season. If the reports from practice are true, this could be the start to an even worse season for Edmonton.

Kris Knoblaugh will make his debut behind the bench Monday night as the Oilers host the New York Islanders.