The Edmonton Oilers were hyped up to be a contender this year after they finally made the playoffs for the first time since losing in the Stanley Cup finals back in 2006.
Oh how they've failed to meet those expectations.
The Albertan team is off to an abysmal 3-6-1 start to the 2017-18 season, and already their season could be in jeopardy.
Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos mentioned Saturday night that the team is unhappy with the deal it made with the New York Islanders - the one that saw long-time Oiler Jordan Eberle traded for Ryan Strome.
“The fact remains they’re disappointed in the Ryan Strome for Jordan Eberle deal. I think they’re not married to even keeping Strome if they can move him. I think they probably would," Kypreos said. "The question is: Would he bring anything in return of significance? But no question it’s a priority for (Oilers GM) Peter Chiarelli to find some scoring on the right side.”
Strome has merely 1 goal and 2 assists in 10 games played to Eberle's 2 goals and 7 assists in 1 more game played.
The deal is looking pretty lopsided early on - and with how badly Edmonton needs offense, Kypreos firmly believes that the 2011 5th overall pick could be on the move again.
Talk about a botched trade.
Here are the coach's comments following their most recent loss to the Washington Capitals.