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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    now that's a sentiment I can get behind. I still argue though that both tenders would be far better if there was anything resembling an actual defense in front of them. They are both good enough IMO, it's the team in front of them that is the problem.
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    Darnell

    He could be, but man he was playing very well for us before injuries hit him like a freight train. I'm not about to blame PC for injuries, that's completely unfair. I posted what could have been vs. what he really did in the GDT tonight, essentially if PC had NOT done the moves and trades he did and drafted instead, we could have seen this: Hall, Eberle, Barzal, Juolevi, Dermott all on this roster instead of Larsson, Puljujarvi and Spooner That's 3 high end forwards and two future high end defenders instead of 1 average defender, 1 wasted roster spot forward, and 1 failure of a prospect. EDIT TO ADD: Yes I campaigned to see Eberle moved as well, that's on me. But I don't get paid to be the guy who knows the right thing to do, that's on PC
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    Just imagine this team right now if: Hall for Larsson had never happened PC drafted Juolevi instead of Puljujarvi to address the missing D from the cancelled Hall trade Two firsts had not gone to the Islanders for Reinhart, and PC drafted Barzal and Dermott instead Eberle stayed instead of trading for Strome then Spooner We'd still have Hall AND Eberle plus added Barzal, and have two excellent defenders in Juolevi and Dermott Spooner is a waste of a roster spot and Puljujarvi is starting to look like a failure of a pick. Hall, Eberle, Barzal, Juolevi, Dermott for Larsson, Puljujarvi and Spooner. That's bad management if I've ever seen it.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    EXACTLY. thank you. The blame the goalie menatlity with this fanbase has to change. It's just like the management with it's blame the coach scapegoat. All it results in is patchwork fixes that don't address the REAL problems.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    Ya that's just wrong. You have a bias against one goaltender, which I totally understand considering Talbot's history here.. but it's still inaccurate. Talbots last 10 games: 1 shutout, 29 GA, .888 SV% Koskinens last 10 games: 0 shutouts, 32 GA, .809 SV% TALBOT: KOSKINEN:
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    nah... he could make any promises he wants and not have to actually do it, it's not like this team has any hope whatsoever of making playoffs.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    gotta get one more here pretty quick
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    nah don't ever shut up... keep saying your opinion, maybe somebody will eventually listen.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    Kassian, the only Oiler to actually show up tonight, scores a goal. Good for him, he deserves it.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    I read this, and sighed, with a tear developing in my left eye. truth.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    the rest of the team that you have not listed here wouldn't get us a second rounder. That isn't how this team is going to get fixed. It has to start at the top. Gut everything up there. New management and new scouting department. Deploy those scouts en force around the planet to find anybody with some talent that hasn't been found by the other 30 teams. We aren't trading our way out of this, and the drafting is going to take another decade.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    we don't have enough blue chip players of course. It's a tough market and other GM's aren't out to help us... I'm feeling a Draisaitl for Zack Hyman type of a trade coming up.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    does Koskinen suck too? he's let as many in as Talbot tonight, and he has a worse save percentage tonight.... Honestly I don't think half of our garbage lineup has to go... I think it's more than half.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    ya you are right. all we gotta do is trade for a decent goalie... or wait we have one. Just bench Talbot. THEN we start winning. THEN we make playoffs. Had I only known it would be so simple. You got one heck of an eye for the issues my friend. Great call.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    usually people get out of their bed to avoid a nightmare, on game nights it appears oilers fans are the opposite. it is literally the worst I have ever seen this team play.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    sorry for being so touchy, but this is the absolute worst I have ever seen this team play. I've never seen them play this outright stupid in my life. It's got me really on edge. well if changes don't get made like today, it's going to end up being a "quarter century of darkness" before we see a good team. Mark my words, McDavid follows in Tavares's footsteps the second his contract is done, IF he doesn't demand out before that.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    oh so now we can blame the team in front of the goalie since Talbot is gonzo right?
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    C2G are you guys gonna blame talbot for those last 2 goals? HUH???? yea I thought not. We have to start banding together and DEMANDING that this owner fix the puppeteers because we will NEVER see a winning team until he does a COMPLETE replacement starting right at the top.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    something like this? On second thought this was a bad choice. That team would have blown this one out of the water.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    come on you guys QUIT BLAMING THE GOALTENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW THE HECK ARE YOU IGNORING HOW THIS TEAM IS PLAYING IN FRONT OF THEM??? it's all you guys ever do, blame the goalie, blame the coach. START BLAMING THE REAL CULPRITS OF THIS FIASCO.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    in all the years of watching this team, including the decade of darkness, I have never seen this team play as stupid as they are playing thus far tonight. I have never seen a squad play with this little consistency, this lack of smarts, this little heart. There are literally no words to describe how absolutely devoid of common sense they are tonight.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    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.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    if there is enough talent then there isn't enough desire and heart. You need the whole package to play in the NHL. This team either doesn't have the talent or they don't have the competitiveness. In either case that makes them not good enough, and destined to be a loser team like they are showing right now. This important time where they absolutely HAVE to find that extra heart to win a game, and they come out so flat and outright playing stupidly that they look like they don't even belong in a minor league. The entire organization is a failure.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    almost time for this management to start blaming the coach again. Nice knowing you there Hitch.
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    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    yup, exactly. And we have been granted the best picks on average in the league for the last decade. It's worse than shameful... it's an absolute disgrace. There is no possible excuse to keep the current regime in place. None. The entire organization is a failure.
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