McDavid's post-game comments add fuel to the fire that he may want out of Edmonton

Published January 16, 2022 at 12:05
BY MIKE ARMENTI
The Edmonton Oilers blowing a 3-1 lead against the Ottawa Senators looks like it may have been the straw that broke the camel's back for Connor McDavid, who was absolutely distraught following the disappointing loss.

McDavid is always a man of few words, doing most of his talking out on the ice, but what we witnessed during the Oilers' post-game media scrum was a man who has run out of things to say. With rumours already swirling that the league's best player may want out of Edmonton, McDavid's demeanor during the post-game session with the media in Edmonton didn't do much to dissuade that train of thought.


McDavid is now 25 years of age and has not yet seen a deep playoff run in Edmonton, despite the fact that he has led the league in scoring in 3 of the last 5 seasons. What is his organization doing to provide him with the best possible chance to win? They're certainly not addressing the team's biggest need, which is a quality goaltender.


Last summer, GM Ken Holland had a chance to sign UFA Jacob Markstrom in Edmonton, but instead elected to ink oft-injured winger Zach Hyman to a 6-year deal worth $5.5M per season. Markstrom signed a 6-year deal worth $6M per season just down the road in Calgary.

After seeing McDavid struggle to put a sentence together last night in Edmonton.. that was hard to watch. Plain and simple, if you have the best player in the world in your organization, you move heaven and earth to bring him a championship. Edmonton is squandering a golden opportunity with McDavid. Not only that, but they're wasting the best years of his career.

If I were Connor McDavid, I would be pissed off, let down, and would be clamoring for a way out. This summer is going to be an interesting one in Edmonton if they miss the playoffs.
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