The Edmonton Oilers are in the midst of a six game losing streak and for the first time in a while, the players were able to put that in the back of their mind and focus on having fun. They did so today at the Skills Competition.
“With the atmosphere that we’ve been in for a long time here, you want to try to loosen up and try to enjoy the moment,” said Ryan Smyth. “Today I thought that the players loosened up and had some fun, relaxed a bit but it was nice to see the fan support that we got and they’re true, loyal fans. We’re really grateful for that.”
Smyth continued, “There’s no question that everybody’s frustrated. I get it, I understand it. There’s winning and there’s misery and everybody’s miserable and rightfully so. We’ve got to, within this locker room, collectively come together and find a way through this together. There’s no easy way. You’ve got to put your hard hat on and go to work. But, you also got to enjoy it. There’s many worse things in life that are transpiring other than losing hockey games. We take our job serious and we want to make sure we care and the fans care about us and we want to give appreciation back to them.”