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Sounds like McLellan wants Oilers to ‘get rid of some players’

Selling at the trade deadline can be great for a team’s future. It can also open up an opportunity for a guy being moved as a “rental.” You don’t see coaches getting too excited about their rosters being depleted during this time very often, however.

In the case of the Edmonton Oilers, Todd McLellan might just look at this situation as “addition by subtraction.”

You can watch the very interesting press conference in the video above, but this moment was singled out by the media:


McLellan didn’t mince words when asked directly about Justin Schultz, describing his night in the 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators as disappointing for the team and individual.

Earlier on Tuesday, TSN’s Darren Dreger said that if you’re an Oiler beyond Connor McDavid, you shouldn’t consider yourself “an untouchable.”

If McLellan had the opportunity to see that, he might be nodding his head in approval.