Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said the struggling organization was "under scrutiny" for underperforming despite an influx of high draft picks and young talent in recent years.
The Oilers (6-15-5) are mired in an 11-game losing streak, but MacTavish didn't announce any personnel changes in a testy news conference Friday.
Coach Dallas Eakins is in his second season behind the bench for Edmonton, last in the Western Conference with 17 points. But MacTavish suggested that Eakins isn't going anywhere.
Veteran forward George Parros announced his retirement after nine NHL seasons.
Known for his trademark mustache and long hair, Parros became a fan favorite for his tough style of play and protecting teammates on the ice. He made his biggest impact during his run of five-plus seasons with Anaheim, winning the 2007 Stanley Cup with the Ducks.
Parros also played for the Kings, Avalanche, Panthers, and Canadiens during his career. He had 36 points and 1,092 penalty minutes over 474 regular-season games.
- Associated Press