The Edmonton Oilers have a lot of things to worry about, and apparently forgetting to tell players that they have been waived is one of them.
On Monday afternoon, the team announced that forward Brendan Perlini was placed on waivers – a very normal transaction considering the 25-year-old has managed to earn just five points in 23 games and was on the waiver wire earlier this season. What isn’t a regular occurrence is having the player’s mother dive deep into the replies of the team’s Twitter account to shame management for lacking some basic communications skills.
Pretty darn bad when the players has to find out from his mom off Twitter don’t ya think!!! #😏
— VICKI PERLINI (@vickiperlini) February 28, 2022
"Pretty darn bad when the player has to find out from his mom off Twitter don’t ya think!!!” Vicky Perlini posted.
I’m sure Brendan appreciates his mother's sly dig, and considering the amount of supportive replies she has received, so do some fans.
Telling players about future transactions isn’t regulated or mandatory, but it's always appreciated to hear what your employer's plans are, especially when they directly impact your livelihood. Everyone can relate to that. So the young winger having to find out he’s on the wire once again this season by talking to his mom is a scuff on the Oilers’ front office.
A slip-up like this would be thought about for maybe a single minute if the team was enjoying a successful campaign. But considering the Oilers were poised to take two of the best players in the sport in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl and run into the sunset with the Stanley Cup lifted high above their figurative heads, but instead are struggling to keep a playoff spot, makes it another stain on a disappointing season thus far.
Hopefully the Oilers' front office is a little more communicative with any players they deal before the March 21 trade deadline.
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