The Edmonton Oilers suffered an embarrassing 7-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday. As a result, general manager Peter Chiarelli is under even more fire. He's failed in his role so far and will need to make some big moves if he wants to keep his job.
The team had a meeting on Monday instead of practice. Some players have already been moved.
Oilers change an 11:30 practice to a 10:30 team meeting with an availability following the meeting. Hmmmmm— Dustin Nielson (@nielsonTSN1260) January 21, 2019
Edmonton is currently 23-23-3 and sit at sixth in their division, which is much worse than they should be considering they have three of the best offensive players in the NHL in Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
The #Oilers have placed forwards Ty Rattie & Ryan Spooner on waivers.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 21, 2019
25-year-old Ty Rattie has only 8 points through 29 games. Ryan Spooner, the 27-year-old center, has been even more lack-luster with only three points in 24 games.
Chiarelli has found almost no success despite having a generational talent in Connor McDavid who
The only good move Chiarelli has made was drafting McDavid, but any casual hockey fan would have done the same thing given the chance. Chiarelli should not be praised for this.
Will today be the day Chiarelli gets fired? https://t.co/Nd8VL3OjTo— Terry Jones (@byterryjones) January 21, 2019
The Oilers will likely have to fire Chiarelli if they want to find the success that a McDavid-led team should have.