"We hear the boos and we hear the stuff that's going on," the superstar forward told the assembled media, including TSN, at practice Monday. "We understand the fans are frustrated. We expect better out of ourselves, and they obviously expect better of us, so we need to be better. But the only people that seem to believe in us are the guys in the locker room, and we need to rally behind that."
When asked if part of the challenge is that some of the players don't think "those 23 guys" in the Oilers' locker room can turn things around, McDavid dismissed the notion.
"Well, if there are guys that believe that, then they should ... get out of the room," he said. "If you don't believe in this group and you're in the locker room, then you need to leave. I don't get that sense. I don't feel that way. I think that everyone in there believes in each other and believes we'll get it done."
The Oilers dropped both games of a back-to-back on home ice over the weekend, falling 5-2 to the Calgary Flames on Saturday and losing 7-4 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
Edmonton is 5-5-0 in its last 10 games, sitting three points out of a playoff position entering Monday's action.