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BLOG: Nurse’s thoughts on Oilers struggles

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have lost 10-straight games, a tough pill for everyone in the organization to swallow. Darnell Nurse, the Oilers seventh-overall pick in 2013, has been watching the team from Sault Ste. Marie, where he captains the OHL’s Greyhounds.

“You never want to see that happen,” Nurse said on Oilers Now. “They have the right pieces in place and the right coaches and things like that to turn this thing around. You have to have all the faith in the organization that they’ll be able to do that. Obviously, there are still friends and guys I’ve grown relationships with on the team. You hope for nothing but the best but my main focus remains here in Sault Ste. Marie as we try to make a run for it this year.”

Nurse also expressed his support for Oilers Head Coach Dallas Eakins, having learned from him in training camp and played for him in two NHL games this season.

“He was a great help to me and in helping me refine my game and the things I need to work on to play at that level,” Nurse said. “He’s a great coach and someone who really helped me in order to help me find my way to play in the NHL games.”

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