Shocking Goaltending Solution for the Oilers Proposed by Insider Draws Criticism

Published November 24, 2023 at 12:43

Difficult Beginnings in the McDavid Era

The Edmonton Oilers are experiencing their most challenging start since Connor McDavid joined the team, currently holding a 5-12-1 record.

Historically, teams not in playoff contention by American Thanksgiving tend to remain out of the playoffs in April, a concerning trend for the Oilers.

The Oilers' Goaltending Struggles

A key issue for the Oilers this season is their goaltenders' underperformance. Jack Campbell has been demoted to the American Hockey League, and Stuart Skinner has faced significant struggles. Despite efforts, the Oilers haven't found a solution in the trade market.

A Surprising Shift in Strategy

Chris Johnston of TSN reports that the Oilers may reconsider their approach to goaltending. Despite Jack Campbell's initial struggles, indicated by an .820 save percentage in his first three games, his recent shutout has prompted the team to reevaluate.

They are considering relying on Campbell again as they seek internal solutions.

The Pressure on Ken Holland

Given Campbell's previous performance with the Oilers, marked by a .886 save percentage and a 3.53 goals against average, the decision to potentially reinstate him is seen as a critical move by General Manager Ken Holland.


With high tensions in Edmonton, it's imperative that the next steps are effective to avoid further backlash against Holland.

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Shocking Goaltending Solution for the Oilers Proposed by Insider Draws Criticism

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