Edmonton Oilers

Report: Edmonton Oilers firing Jay Woodcroft after a 3–9–1 start to 2023–24

The Edmonton Oilers are not in a good spot in the standings whatsoever. Having already had two four-game losing streaks already in just 13 games, they find themselves with a 3–9–1 record. On the last game of a short road trip, they managed to get back into the win column with a decisive win over the Seattle Kraken, but the morning after the Oilers had a bigger organisational shift planned.

Oilers to relieve Woodcroft of his duties

Woodcroft’s tenure as head coach is over, as reported by Elliotte Friedman. In three seasons with the Oilers, Woodcroft first posted a 26–9–3 record after taking over from Dave Tippett, followed by a 50–23–9 record in his first full season.

The firing comes after major underperformances so far this season from the team’s goalies in Stuart Skinner and recently waived Jack Campbell. Worse yet, Connor McDavid is far from playing at his usual calibre.

When it rains it pours, and now the Oilers are pouring one out for the end of Woodcroft’s tenure.

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One Comment

  1. Holland should be let go. Big trades he screwed up , big contracts signed – Campbell & others. Goalie coach should be ran out of town. Coffey might be a good asset for defense & they all need it. Made another big mistake Halland, getting rid of Jay.

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