The Edmonton Oilers lost another game Monday night. This one was a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
After the game, Oilers Head Coach Tom Renney showed that he might be over his concussion he received in Toronto early February, because he was fuming afterwards.
According to the Canadian Press, Renney was very critical of the Oilers work ethic, penalty killing, overall attitude and desire not to lose.
The Oilers are presently in 14th place in the Western Conference, 29th place in the National Hockey League and 19 points back of the Colorado Avalanche for a playoff spot.
The comments were accurate, but was the timing appropriate? Should he have expressed his frustration earlier in the season when the Oilers were still in contention? Or, is Renney trying to salvage his job, as in my opinion there is no guarantee he’ll be back next season?
On another note, TSN’s Ray Ferraro stated during last night’s broadcast that goaltender Devan Dubnyk will be given significant playing time for the rest of the regular season as the team will try to determine what to do for next season. I think Dubnyk has had his chance and the team should be looking in a different direction for the most important position in hockey.
The Oilers next play the Columbus Blue Jackets, the league’s 30th ranked team, Wednesday night.