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Connor McDavid shares the all-time low in his career

Published May 4, 2024 at 7:30 PM

With the Edmonton Oilers getting ready to face the Vancouver Canucks in the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Connor McDavid shares a career low point

The Edmonton Oilers were rolling coming into the postseason, and didn't slow down at all, handily defeating the LA Kings in round 1 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs in five games. The 2023-24 season wasn't always kind to Edmonton, though and team captain Connor McDavid has shared that it even contained a career low point.

In an interview with Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, McDavid explained that losing to the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 9 was pretty much rock bottom for the team, and himself personally.

"That was a low point, I would say even in my career, it felt like."

"We had a meeting the next day (after the loss in San Jose) and the meeting was, 'There's nowhere else to go. We're last.' That was a tough realization, you know?"

It was two days later that Oilers GM Ken Holland decided to fire coach Jay Woodcroft and hire Kris Knoblauch. It wasn't an instant homerun, but once things turned around, the Oilers looked like the team most analysts thought they could be going into the 2023-24 season.

"We went 24-3 at one point. It's the National Hockey League. You can't be counting on that every year. Certainly we're thrilled to be through the first round, and when you look back, I think that that adversity was a good thing."

The Oilers will be in an all-Canadian matchup in the second round against the Vancouver Canucks. An official schedule from the NHL has not yet been released. It has been a long time since these two teams have met in the postseason.

"The last time the Oilers and Canucks faced each other in the playoffs was in 1992. The Oilers won in six games.

What was happening in Canada then?

The Prime Minister was Brian Mulroney.
Alberta's Premier was Don Getty.
B.C.'s Premier was Mike Harcourt.

Canada's population was 28 million.
The Raccoons, Super Dave & CODCO went off the air.
The Big Comfy Couch, North of 60 and The Odyssey debuted.

Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space.
Canada celebrated 125 years.
The ban on homosexuals in the military ended.
The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series.

Current Oilers backup goalie Calvin Pickard was born.
Barbara Frum and Joe Schuster died.

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