What We Learned: Oilers' latest struggles need a solution ASAP

I've put off writing this type of column for at least a month at this point, but the lights keep flashing and the sirens keep wailing, so here goes:

Something has to change in Edmonton in the very near future.

They are 5-5-3 in their last 13 games and the various ways in which they keep losing – blowing multi-goal leads, as they did on Saturday night against Colorado, or just having a no-show game from one of their big players – have to be frustrating for a team that went to a Western Conference Final last season. (Don't look up how that series went for them.)

It feels like a well-worn path at this point, but when Connor McDavid is on the ice at 5-on-5, the Oilers play like a top-5 team in the league, putting together 55.4 percent of the expected goals. But they only score 51.7 percent of the

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