Draisaitl: 'I've been pretty shit lately'

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Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl was as blunt as possible when talking about his recent slump.

"I can't speak for them (teammates), I can only talk for myself, and obviously I know I've been pretty shit lately," Draisaitl said to reporters on Monday, per TSN. "It happens, those stretches, they happen. Maybe it's a little too long for myself, but you know tomorrow's a new day."

Despite still being second in the league in scoring, trailing only teammate Connor McDavid, Draisaitl has been on a bit of a skid as of late. He's a -18 over his team's last 10 games, of which they've lost eight. During that span, he's recorded three goals and five assists.

"I've always been very good at assessing my own game and I have no problem saying that I haven't been playing to my capabilities," Draisaitl added. "Like I said, those stretches happen and I've always come out of them as a better player and I'm positive that it'll happen this time too."

The 24-year-old had an electric first half of the year, recording 22 goals and 61 points in 41 games. Once atop the Pacific Division, the Oilers now sit in fifth place.

Draisaitl: 'I've been pretty shit lately'
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