The Edmonton Oilers are probably without a doubt the league's most disappointing team to start the 2017-18 season.
While Connor McDavid continues to do his job with 32 points in 27 games, everybody else around him seems to be a shell of who they were last season.
Edmonton's struggles on the blueline and between the pipes are what easily stand out with a -14 goal differential and the team has given up the third most goals in the league after the lowly Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes.
After goalie Cam Talbot looked like the goalie of the future for the Oilers last year, he's had a mediocre start to the season with a 10-10-1 record, 3.00 goals against average and .903 save percentage. Backup, Laurent Brossoit hasn't done much better with a 1-4-1 record, 3.80 goals against average and a .872 save percentage.
Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has admitted to working the phones and it's possible he's found an option to help out between the pipes.
According to NHL Insider, Darren Dreger, the Buffalo Sabres are currently taking lots of calls on Chad Johnson and Robin Lehner. While neither would be mind blowing options to help the Oilers, at this point, there's probably nothing to lose.
NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman recently stated on Sportsnet 960 that the Oilers are willing to move some of their depth players like Iiro Pakarinen, Anton Slepyshev and Jujhar Khaira.
Teams are calling Buffalo, inquiring on Chad Johnson and Robin Lehner. Just checking on availability.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) December 4, 2017