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  1. 2 points
    Ok boys - I have it. I know who our next GM should be. See, this team is absolutely fubar'd it really is. It's full of horrible contracts that you can't buy out and you can't trade. Most of them AHL players. But there is a person who can help - a person who can turn it around. I hear he's the best Magician in the world and trust me, that's exactly what we need - someone who can make these players 'disappear'
  2. 2 points
    what's ridiculous is panning Talbot every single chance you get, yet giving a free pass to the goalie who's actually playing worse. That's ridiculous. They are both playing bad, real bad. They should BOTH be gone. And the damn fools that brought them in instead of finding REAL goaltenders should be on the same bus.
  3. 2 points
    LEADER BOARD: 420 23 PTS ELLIS 16 PTS HAPPY 14 PTS O8 9 PTS YUKE 8 PTS C2G 7 PTS WINDSOR 7 PTS FOGGY 7 PTS SHARPIE 7 PTS OJF 2 PTS  Game List 51-55: @ PHI @ MTL VS CHI @ MIN VS SJS PREDICTIONS: BRONCO 4-1-0=8 PTS FOGOLIN 3-1-1=7 PTS SHARPIE 3-1-1=7 PTS HAPPYHAPPY 3-2-0=6 PTS TEAMELLIS 3-2-0=6 PTS OILERS8 3-2-0=6 PTS 420SINCE1974 2-3-0=4 PTS VIRGINIAOILER 1-3-1=3 PTS OJF 1-3-1=3 PTS BROLO 0-5-0=0 PTS  ELCID 0-5-0=0 PTS
  4. 2 points
    A team is a product of management. Look at sekera injury...we should have addressed it, sekera injured again...failure to address. Expecting two rookie wingers with no real NHL experience to provide production. If you think PC was solely responsible after statements of speaking to advisors,commitee and Lowe throughout his time here. Heck it is well known kurri sold Gretzky on Koskinen and he approached PC.....I thought he was the ambassador for the game not a scout? Then you allow a lame duck GM sign him to a contract.....but wait it was approved? Oh by who? Coffey signing.....no experience.....this is another entitled signing. Look at the history of this OBC picking from scraps of other teams and the failure....nothing changes....Manning,petrovic,spooner.....and now talk of Gags return? Really he cannot make the Canucks and were putting feelers out.... 8 coaches,4 GM's and a complete roster replacement..... the same mistakes and results....what has not changed here..? oh none of the former management has been removed and we have added two more of their teammates from the past with zero team building experience. The OBC is clearly present and immune from accountability...we hear small leaks of their ever present involvement.....one has to ask the involvement with the players on a daily basis telling them stories of the glory years as we as fans have witnessed they sure love to celebrate the glory years every time they can address it. If the OBC has no involvement why are they here? Why do they have titles? One only has to look at the pressers to see the ego and arrogence from the OBC to understand their involvement had to be sheltered from fans and other teams....but they still operate. It has been clear the Reinhart trade was driven by Mac T and Bob Green. The team is the direct product of poor management.....how does the former management survive 8 coach and 4 GM firings......by being entitled to promotion with no accountability and allowed to add friends Wayne and Paul with zero track record of team building. Add layers to protect your position. The cancer is here and spreading.....cut it out now. Hire people based on performance and we will not be in for another decade of despair.
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  6. 2 points
    Part of the reason is that we don't seem to have an identity, a culture. PC helped us get heavier, but we haven't played heavier. Or 'identity' is hail mary and hope it gets somewhere near McDavid. Our play seems so frantic at times, this is more than just a lack of talent, it is a lack of vision, a common goal. One that needs to be more specific than "score more than the other team." We need to decide what we are: a heavy, grinding team; a finesse team; D-first? O-first? Blue-collar workhorses like the Guerin/Weight/Smyth era of the late-90's/early 00's? That squad wasn't a contender, but they were miles more entertaining to watch than the current mess. When a leader has an idea of the artwork he wants to make, he has a better idea what tools he needs to get. Chia was a lawyer, not an artist. The RWS boys think they know how to win; but they have forgotten why they won. They are putting the structure before the foundation. When a leader merely wants to make 'good art,' (or in the Oilers case, to 'win') the results are as different from the Mona Lisa and an abomination.
  7. 2 points
    Two points. One, there's nothing wrong with having your ex-players work in hockey operations as long as they have results to show. Oilers don't have the result. Two, the legacy of the 80's dynasty is not relevant anymore. None of the players are old enough to actually see any of the 80's stars play. The pride of the 80's champions has disappeared and it is not a solid foundation to build on anymore. Might as well scrap it all and start from scratch. It's painful to watch Flames succeed like they have done so far this season but even more painful is watching Canucks doing just fine without the Sedins. Those of us who expected 5 years of terrible hockey in Vancouver are surprised.
  8. 2 points
    Fired,Fired and not promoted to an exclusive new title of executive to the puppet master? Oh right he was not an ex Oiler idol.. Funny how there is accountability for coaches and GM's that are not ExOiler Idols. Read the stories how MacT,Howson and Lowe will help in the interm... like they ever lost control. John Shannon reports he cant wait to hear what comes out about what went on with Chia while GM here....bombshell is coming.... This better be the first move to clean house because if Katz thinks this city will support his shadow ex Oiler Management any longer he will lose all support. FIRE EM ALL....
  9. 2 points
    Chiarelli & Nicholson should be fired right now
  10. 2 points
    Trick question. Both are correct!
  11. 2 points
    so much for the cap space that was freed up with Talbot being gone next season
  12. 2 points
    Nah ...... some old timer will be brought in to do a "Core Review" that will take a year and a half to conduct ..... then they'll Skype fire PC just as he's about to give a eulogy at a family member's funeral, and re-hire McTavish, cuz he bought a business degree from a Central American mail order university.
  13. 2 points
    If this team was a horse, we'd just shoot it! DK please just put a freeze on everything, no trades, no forensic audits, nutin, let's mitigate any further potential damage. Then be a big boy and start investigating for a new management team immediately. Once you have found your replacements, gas everyone associated with any of the previous six rebuilds, so that we can get on with rebuild 7.0...
  14. 2 points
    Hitch was gone next year anyways. He only signed on to finish this season out and go back to retirement. I honestly hope he quits early, and explains exactly why he's quitting early so some onus does get put on the higher ups. it might be the only way we see change.
  15. 1 point
    Well statistically we can finish worse than at any time in history thanks to vegas introducing the 31st spot...
  16. 1 point
    Agree gut the Entire organization , but Katz won’t do it . This has gone from one of the best built organizations with Sather at the helm and Barry Fraser’s excellent scouting to the worst franchise in pro sports .. epic ...
  17. 1 point
    So... Henri Richard?? Don't know man. He turns 83 this month.
  18. 1 point
    PHI: Talbot, Larsson, + EDM: Simmonds and Gostisbehere
  19. 1 point
    I think it's pretty clear that he's drastically increased his value. Let's all hope that he remembers who it was that gave him another shot in the NHL, when no other teams in the league would.
  20. 1 point
    I don't care how bad our power play is. Power play effectiveness should in no way whatsoever have any bearing on how or when penalties are called. Maybe the reason the power play is so ineffective and sucking the life out of the team is because they get so few opportunities to run it.
  21. 1 point
    The effort in most games is lacking. In your opinion, what is the OBC doing that creates this poor effort.
  22. 1 point
    Jones' development Nurse's offense Koskinen's play Lucic out of his slump Hitch making the organization get real
  23. 1 point
    NEW LEADER!! CONGRATS TO 420 THE WINNER OF THE LAST SET!! LEADER BOARD: 420 23 PTS ELLIS 16 PTS HAPPY 14 PTS O8 9 PTS YUKE 8 PTS C2G 7 PTS WINDSOR 7 PTS FOGGY 7 PTS SHARPIE 7 PTS OJF 2 PTS  Game List 51-55: @ PHI @ MTL VS CHI @ MIN VS SJS PREDICTIONS: BRONCO 4-1-0=8 PTS SHARPIE 3-1-1=7 PTS TEAMELLIS 3-2-0=6 PTS OILERS8 3-2-0=6 PTS 420SINCE1974 2-3-0=4 PTS VIRGINIAOILER 1-3-1=3 PTS BROLO 0-5-0=0 PTS ELCID 0-5-0=0 PTS
  24. 1 point
    I think Mike Commadore has something he needs to say to Talbs
  25. 1 point
    Could someone please take the keys away from this group. They are nothin but a bunch of numpties! This should be something they visit in the off season when you can evaluate everything available, watch his performance through the year etc. I am really starting to hate this organization.
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