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Leon Draisaitl Lashes Out at Teammates in New Interview

Leon Draisaitl Lashes Out at Teammates in New Interview

BY MARK PARSONS    SEPTEMBER 14, 2023  (4:00 PM)
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Leon Draisaitl is known for making T-Shirt worth comments about fans, teammates, and even the press. As mentioned on a recent episode of the Oilers Nation Podcast, while Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl certainly pulled their weight in the series against the Vegas Golden Knights, they showed their lack of depth as a team game after game.


While it can't be said that Vegas didn't deserve their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history, there were many games that the Oilers made very easy for the Golden Knights build confidence in themselves.


"We Didn't Play Our Best"



«I think that's series could (have gone) any direction,» Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl said on Thursday, after a captain's skate at Rogers Place. «But it didn't, and that's a fact. We just didn't play our best hockey when it mattered most. Not consistently enough, at least. In the long run, the last two games, they just outplayed us a little bit in some little areas. A couple of penalties here»

McDavid Weighs In



«It was a collection of little mistakes that add up, to lose the series,» said captain Connor McDavid, when asked on Wednesday at press conference for next month's Heritage Classic game. «Looking back, we're sitting there in Game 5, five minutes left in the second and in a real good place on the road and up by a goal. Feeling good about ourselves. And you find a way to be down two (goals) heading into the third period.»

«It's a collection of mistakes throughout the series that add up to a series loss. Something that we'll fix throughout the course of year.»

In just about every game in the series Vegas would score a goal - sometimes several - within moments of an Oilers goal. As a team that expects to do well in the playoffs, this is a problem they need to solve very quickly.

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