Oilers forward takes shot at former head coach Dave Tippett

Published February 15, 2022 at 8:35 PM

On February 10, Edmonton Oilers General Manager, Ken Holland, fired Head Coach Dave Tippett after back-to-back losses and a club that had been trending in the wrong direction for too long.

Tippett's record in two-plus seasons in Edmonton 95-62-14 and featured first-round losses by the team in two post season appearances. He was replaced by Jay Woodcroft and Dave Manson, the Head Coach and Assistant of the team's AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.

The Oilers won their Woodcroft debut on February 11, defeating the New York Islanders 3-1 and followed it up with a 3-0 shutout victory over San Jose last night.

So why such an immediate, noticeable turnaround? Various members of the media had their opinions, from defensive posture to simple culture change to better managing McDavid's ice time to giving responsibility to players not named McDavid or Draisaitl:

When asked the same question earlier today, Oilers forward Warren Foegele didn't mince any words, seemingly taking a shot at Tippett's poor communication and attention to detail:

We'll see if the Woodcroft streak continues tonight as the Oilers face off against the Kings in L.A. at 8:30MT.
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