McLellan on struggling Oilers: ‘Maybe we get rid of some players’

An irate Todd McLellan says the Oilers should be embarrassed by their lack of spirit and effort, and the solution is to maybe get rid of some players.

Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan is not happy.

He spoke to the media after his team’s dismal performance in a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday, addressing the state of the franchise and the atmosphere in the dressing room.

The Oilers sit tied for 30th in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto has three games in hand. Edmonton is 2-7-1 in its last 10 games and has now lost four in a row.

This is McLellan’s first year as head coach of the club. The Oilers have finished in 28th the last two seasons and have not reached the playoffs since 2006.

If the Oilers do make any personnel changes, they have a little less than a week to do so with the deadline on Feb. 29.