Oilers' Darnell Nurse drops profanity in postgame rant

He and his teammates are clearly feeling frustrated.



The Edmonton Oilers have dug themselves into a pretty deep hole early on this season, currently sporting a eyebrow raising 1-5-1 record through seven games and finding themselves dead last in the Pacific Division. Their latest setback came in the form of a 3-0 shutout at Rogers Place at the hands of the New York Rangers. 

With star forward Connor McDavid remaining out of the lineup after an injury he suffered earlier in the week, the Oilers were unable to get any offensive production out of the likes of Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Zach Hyman, all of whom were denied by veteran Rangers goalie Jonathan Quick and his 59th career shutout.

And the fans in attendance certainly let their team have it, raining down a chorus of boos as the clocked ticked time away to zero. The frustration in the dressing room with the stunning early season struggles is obvious, and defenseman Darnell Nurse was clearly displeased with what he saw as a lack of a full game effort from his team. 

"You can't win in this League If you're not bringing 60 minutes efforts," he said. It's as simple as that. We have to reset, and can't feel sorry for ourselves. We can move on." 

When asked about holding one another accountable in the dressing room, Nurse went on to drop the f-bomb when discussing what needs to change. 

"We gotta be better, like to a man," he said. "That's as simple as that. That's the dialogue, everyone knows. You know, it's easy to point fingers and what not. Like, I mean we got everyone just looking in the mirror at this point. We have to be a whole lot f***ing better." 

The Oilers are getting set to take on their provincial rival Calgary Flames tomorrow night in the NHL Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium; the Flames themselves are also struggling to start the year with a 2-5-1 record. 

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