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Breaking: Oilers put Jack Campbell on waivers




UPDATE: The Oilers have placed goaltender Jack Campbell on waivers.

More to come on this developing story.

Read below for our earlier report on the Oilers' situation in goal, published earlier today.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Edmonton Oilers have completely unravelled. 

Late in another meltdown loss to the Vancouver Canucks last night, the Oilers' completely lost their composure, both on the ice and on the bench.

It really all started when superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl went ballistic and went after Canucks star players JT Miller and Quinn Hughes.

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Things got even worse after head coach Jay Woodcroft earned himself a game misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct. Woodcroft simply walked off the bench and left his team behind.

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The Oilers would go on to lose 6-2 and fall to 0-3 against the Canucks so far this season. 

After the game Woodcroft had about a dozen excuses for his team's play and wouldn't really fess up to what he said that earned him a game misconduct. Just... this guy is cooked, you can hear it in his voice.

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Excuse after excuse after excuse. Enough is enough. If you're gonna get heated and tossed from the game, at least own up to it. And call a spade a spade, your team's goaltending is awful. McDavid himself even commented on the team's awful goaltending and seems like he's had enough.

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"No one's in here is saying, 'We've got to turn more pucks over, or give up more two-on-ones and three-on-twos.' But for whatever reason, they're going in. They're going in off us, they're going in every which way."

- Connors McDavid

Translation: "Make a f***ing save!"

In all seriousness, McDavid is not the type to throw blame around but it's clear that he's frustrated with his team's goaltending. Last night's game played out like so many have for the Oilers to start this season. They start off great, give up a bad goal early, get behind the 8 ball a bit and then never recover. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Interestingly enough, the Oilers' AHL netminders Calvin Pickard and Olivier Rodrigue have both been outstanding to start the year. Sportsnet insider Jeff Marek wondered today if Ken Holland might recall one or even both goaltenders in an effort to shake things up in the crease.

From Marek's Sportsnet hit earlier today:

"Calvin Pickard's got a .939 save percentage, Olivier Rodrigue's got a .968 save percentage and they're playing in Bakersfield right now. Do you call them up? Do you call one of them up right now? It's not working with Stuart Skinner. It's not working with Jack Campbell.

- Jeff Marek

Neither Stuart Skinner nor Jack Campbell are waiver exempt, so the Oilers would likely have to carry three or more goaltenders on their roster if they want to call up either Pickard or Rodrigue. Thoughts, Oilers fans?

Source: Elliotte Friedman