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Greyone

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  1. Greyone

    OPEN LETTER TO KATZ

    One jersey toss leads to another usually. Come summer, people start reevaluating whether to spend on season tickets. That's how the fans voices are heard.
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    Chiarelli Fired!!

    Mike Johnson had an interesting opinion the other day. Daryl Katz has been an avid fan of the 80's Oilers and now he gets to work with many of them OBC at the helm. It may be too hard for him to let go and realize that his idols are not good at managing a hockey club in the 21st century. I think it's a valid point but sooner or later he needs to initiate the changes that are badly needed. I hope Katz did not buy the Oilers as a collector's memorabilia.
  3. 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.
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    Where's this train headed..?

    I meant Talbot...
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    Where's this train headed..?

    Controversial but: - the Oilers should consider trading McDavid in a Lindros-type deal package and get 5-6 solid NHL players. Otherwise, it will take 4-5 years to form the team to support McDavid and seriously contend. - Montoya should get a 1-yr bridge so there's stability in the net - since the Oilers can't afford any high profile goalies hitting the market this summer anyway.
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    Chiarelli Fired!!

    Agree. It's not going to be a process of finding the best GM but a GM candidate willing to take on the Oilers in their current state knowing it will be an uphill battle. Somebody that has bare minimum qualifications but no other prospects or shot at an NHL job and nothing to lose. I feel like that's how PC got his job in the first place... Either way, we are in for another 1-2 seasons of re-shaping the roster, addressing the cap crunch left behind by PC, re-defining the Oilers' identity, finding a new coach, a new system - i.e. no playoffs any time soon. I'm surprised people still spend their hard earned money attending the games as high as the ticket prices and concessions are. At the same time, it's January and the Oilers are still within a shot of the wildcard spot which is positive compared to last year.
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    Chiarelli Fired!!

    So what are some long-term GM options out there? Any guesses?
  8. Greyone

    Rebuild v4.0

    One thing that's hopefully clear by now is that the coaching is not the root of the problem.
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    Can we go 10 - 0?

    Yeah, no playoffs again this year. They'd need at least 45 points in the remaining 37 games, which is highly unlikely to happen. I don't see any catalyst that would spring the team up other than getting Klefbom back eventually. The recent losses to Vancouver (2x), LA and Arizona have been very sobering.
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    Where's this train headed..?

    It's not a train but a rollercoaster. The expectations are high before each ride, then we go through ups and downs and end up exactly in the same place where we started.
  11. All trades are futile if the players don't work hard and play as a team. If the Oilers miss the playoffs this year I believe that's it for P. Chiarelli. Hello, Ken Holland?
  12. Greyone

    Future of the Flames

    I was just teasing. Imagine if the two teams do end up playing each other in the playoffs this year. We can dream I guess.
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    Future of the Flames

    Ha! So you are a Flames fan not an Alberta fan! I knew it all those years!
  14. Greyone

    WILD @ OILERS - Dec 7 - 7pm mst, snw

    Surprised it's Talbot again especially since the Wild got 4 shots past him on 28 shots (.857 pct) on Oct 30.
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    Welcome Home! Coach Hitchcock

    The more defense oriented system is what the team desperately needs. Unfortunately, McDavid can kiss his Art Ross good bye - an I'm totally OK with that.
  16. There was an article on oilersnation yesterday why they should claim him. I guess it's another low-cost shot and finding a viable right handed winger as Chiasson is currently the only one. He'll probably start in Patrick Russell's spot?
  17. Koskinen is the starter tonight. Looks like Talbot will have to earn his starts going forward unless he gets traded soon.
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    Oilers sign Koskinen

    Yes, Koskinen is in the process of taking over as the #1 and Talbot seems to be only watching his starting job disappear.
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    GDT: Oilers @ Sharks 8:30 PM (MT) SNW

    Also worth noting, Katz bought the Oilers for $170 mil in 2008. The most current estimated value is $520 mil per Forbes.: https://www.forbes.com/pictures/5a1c09744bbe6f37e6587a58/12-edmonton-oilers/#4d031c994e1d
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    GDT: Oilers @ Sharks 8:30 PM (MT) SNW

    He just said in an interview that he knows what's wrong. By the sound of it he has a very clear understanding of the situation. He did not promise any major improvement overnight but he said within 8 - 9 days we'll see start seeing the changes.
  21. Greyone

    Fired!

    Hockey is not a democracy. A group of 20-something players who have been in the league for less than 5 years would by no means be qualified to make such decision.
  22. Greyone

    Fired!

    Yes. I'm afraid we'll see a wave of trade requests from the players who refuse to adjust their work ethic but that's a price to pay.
  23. Greyone

    Fired!

    The playoffs are not out of the question yet so it's encouraging to see a change happening at a time when the season is not completely lost. The Oilers have been out of a realistic playoff contention by Christmas time in the last two years. All they need is 75 points from the remaining 64 games. It's not an easy task but not unrealistic.
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    Fired!

    I was just listening to the Blues GM making the announcement after they fired Mike Yeo. It will be interesting to compare and see if PC accepts any responsibility at all.
  25. Greyone

    Fired!

    A hard but fair and well-organized coach is all we can hope for. The team desperately needs some structure, boundaries and clear expectations in terms of commitment and individual roles. I hope Hitchcock will bring his A game but remember, even Pat Quinn went 27-24-8 that one season he was behind the bench.
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