Connor McDavid not looking to leave the Oilers

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Connor McDavid (NHLI/Getty Images)

Connor McDavid is not looking to leave the Edmonton Oilers despite another soul crushing playoff loss. The Oilers were ousted by the worst team in the Return to Play format last year, and were swept in the first round this season.

It’s enough to make one think that the most phenomenal scorer of our time would want to be traded.

Connor McDavid not looking to leave the Oilers

“The regular season doesn’t mean anything,” McDavid said after being swept. Coming off the heels of another Art Ross winning campaign with 105 points expectations were high. The Oilers captain was upset afterwards. However, he appeared more stunned than anything in the wake of the loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

“We’re a group that expects more from ourselves…We want to push and continue to grow and, obviously, we didn’t do that in the playoffs. We’re still sour…We don’t have to reright the ship.”

Connor McDavid via The Athletic

The buzz all over the hockey world has been focused on, ‘what’s next for McDavid?’ Could he possibly want to be traded? “That’s not the case at all,” he said today. “We have a great core. We want to see this thing through together.”

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May 3, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Jimmy Vesey (24) defends against Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) in the third period at Rogers Arena. Oilers won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

The Oilers need to make some changes…again

Ken Holland did not make any significant moves at the NHL Trade Deadline. I believe there has to be a level of regret in him today. The Oilers need to get more scoring depth for one, and some actual defensive defenseman. The injury to Oscar Klefbom was a big one, but he should have brought in a replacement.

And a goalie…everyone knows they need a goalie. Holland has some work to do today.