The Edmonton Oilers began the 2013-14 season with two losses and looked absolutely lost as the team adapts to a new division and new direction under Dallas Eakins.
While the goal scoring has been there, the questions on defense and in net have remained as Devan Dubnyk has struggled out of the gate.
Though it is still early in the season, general manager Craig MacTavish will be relatively impatient if the Oilers do not begin to see results on the ice.
It will be important for MacTavish not to overreact but to allow his team to adapt to Eakins and figure out systems on the ice as everything begins to come together.
Things are sure to improve as the season goes along, as line combinations take shape and players begin to find their strides, but here are the biggest takeaways from the beginning of the Edmonton Oilers’ 2013-14 season.