BREAKING: Growing Concerns for McDavid in Edmonton After Worrying Scene During Practice

Published November 13, 2023 at 2:43 PM

Knoblauch Holds First Practice as Oilers Head Coach


With the Kris Knoblauch era beginning in Edmonton today, he was observed familiarizing himself with the players before the morning practice session started.

"Nice moment from Knoblauch, when asked who got him where he is, got emotional talking about his wife who he abruptly had to part ways with to come to Edmonton. Credited Rob Daum as well. Exciting night for a coach with ties to the area."

The rapid changes made by the Oilers in such a short span of time must have been unsettling for the players, even if they were aware that changes were imminent as their performance took a downturn.

According to TSN's Ryan Rishaug, Connor McDavid appeared to be out of sorts during today's practice, which is never a promising sign for the world's best player.

McDavid "Shell shocked" During Practice: A Worrying Scene in Edmonton


"McDavid looked pretty shell shocked today. Said he woke up to a text message like everyone else yesterday, that he didn't know it was coming. Similar sense from Draisaitl. Both said this is on the players, not the coaches."

This is a concerning development, as adjusting to a new coach usually takes time, but the fact that Knoblauch and McDavid have a well-documented history makes this somewhat unexpected.

One thing that has become increasingly evident is that the Oilers' fortunes often mirror those of McDavid. With his point production not meeting his usual standards, the Oilers find themselves lacking in many aspects.

Kris Knoblauch faces significant challenges even before coaching his first game, and it's clear that he has his work cut out for him.

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BREAKING: Growing Concerns for McDavid in Edmonton After Worrying Scene During Practice

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