The Oilers head coach makes a surprise lineup change.

Published April 13, 2023 at 9:08 PM

With the playoffs only a few weeks away, NHL head coaches have time to work with their assistance and develop a strategy for who their first-round opponent will be.

Most NHL teams will have a pretty good idea by now who they will be facing it needs to be prepared for what's coming.

This gives head coaches a chance to try different lines and put players with others that were unexpected or not thought of. Head coach Jay Woodcroft decided to throw a curveball at oiler fans by inserting
Kailer Yamamoto is on the first line with McDavid and Kane.

Oiler fans felt this was unexpected it had resulted in a few memes on Twitter voicing their confusion.

I do feel with Evander Kane's recent inconsistent play and the fact that Yamamoto has great speed will help compliment Connor McDavid and give him a scoring winger while keeping Leon dry seidel down the lineup to spread out his offence.

The Oilers have a few weeks of runway to try these lines and see if they will work.
April 13   |   233 answers
The Oilers head coach makes a surprise lineup change.

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