Frustration reaches new high for Leon Draisaitl in post-game interview on Thursday

Frustration reaches new high for Leon Draisaitl in post-game interview on Thursday

This is leading to questions, trade rumours and more:

Chris Gosselin

The Edmonton Oilers’ dream to bring the Stanley Cup back to Canada has turned into a nightmare. On Thursday night, the home team failed to rally in Game 3 of the Finals against Florida, and the Panthers managed to get away with the 4-3 win, pushing their lead in the series to 3-0. The Cup could be awarded to the Cats on Saturday, in Canada…

After the third straight loss in this series, star forward Leon Draisaitl met with media and was visibly frustrated with the outcome of the game and Finals overall.

“I pride myself on being good in the playoffs and playing well, just can’t seem to get anything going.”

This is everything a frustrated Draisaitl had to say post game:

At the very start of the season, captain Connor McDavid and Draisaitl had made it clear that this year was Cup or Bust. If the Oilers get swept and Draisaitl’s frustration gets worse, you know that the many trade rumours surrounding the star forward will get worse. In the recent month, chatter has linked two teams have possible landing spots for Draisaitl in both the San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins.

Draisaitl is about to enter the final season of an eight-year, $68 million ($8.5M AAV) contract, and will get to earn a significant pay raise.

There is a huge buzz on what can happen next with Draisaitl and I’m only thinking more teams and more rumours will be linked to him before the start of the 2024-25 season. Especially if the Oilers fail to hoist the Stanley Cup…

Teams holding a 3-0 series lead in a best-of-seven final own an all-time record of 27-1.