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    This is sports... people are passionate. Public entertainment will draw both good and bad responses. Americans are more vocal with nasty thoughts at the games. Canadian fans follow their teams and are crazy analyzing every aspect of the game like stalkers. Unfortunately you will always have a few who go to far and are idiots... players get paid huge...suck it up and grow some thick skin as this doesn't happen often. Oh the media is tough when your not playing well....maybe you should have become a doctor and committed malpractice or a cop and accidentally failed on the job... yeah no one else gets backlash when not doing their job. McDavid handled it one ear and out the other. Ebs it was tough hearing the media here... duh after years of failure I'm guessing this would happen any where... it was often not pointed at him but the team.

    I think McDavid handles himself just fine. Lol at how he handled hecklers when he went for dinner. These ex Oilers like the lime light and riding coat tails so they can hang around and brag...egos gone wild. Best thing this team could do is banish all ex had your celebration of ego stroking now show yourself the door or get a restraining order to keep them away. No other franchise has players who have done nothing in their career after they've hung up their skates hanging around ....this is a joke!
  3. Oilers Coaching Coffey as coach....this story made me throw up into my own mouth. For the love of this franchise please tell me this owner is not going to continue to allow ex Oilers with no experience or developed success use this team as their own personal PlayStation.

    Any strides forward with Ralph Krueger,Todd Nelson were abruptly cut short by ex Oilers. I can't wait for Todd and PC shelf life to run its course here as I bet we will here about constant interference like Tom Renney alluded too. Some things never change..... Nicholson thinking a couple tweeks will have them in the hunt for a silver mug is about as realistic as me adjusting a couple of my lotto max numbers expecting to win the big one next Friday.
  5. Oilers Coaching

    Zero experience... look at Gretzky awesome player and walked into a job as nhl coach failure. A few ex Oilers are out there actually working from the ground level after their playing careers to have experience. All the ex Oilers here are given these positions and not because they have a resume of success or any track record. Too many unqualified ex Oilers has been the legacy of this franchise failure for the last 18 years and with more and more coming in the Ballard years in Toronto will seem short.
  6. Oilers Coaching

    Exactly.... nobody in this league is or has knocked at the door ever for Lowe, Mac T, Gretzky after he coached, Coffey, Mess. Howson returned after his blue jacket stint... If it was not for Katz no franchise in this league would want any of these players involved. Lowe and Mact have the most experience out of the bunch as they were gifted entitled positions without any accountability or track record. Most franchises would have fired them years ago. The rest of these ex Oilers have no experience or history ..... Coffey coached his! Mess did a potato chip of the year material. What a joke this franchise is.
  7. Oilers Coaching

    Yeah a coach with no experience. Mess thought he was entitled to be coach of the Rangers..Sather said No! If the Oilers hire Mess as a coach then this franchise doomed worse then ever. Mess was a great player but has not done anything to earn any position .....

    Nicholson proved one thing...he is window dressing. We are evaluating...really? Can Nicholson be involved in this? His response on exactly what Gretzky and Coffey's roles here are about as clear as interviewing a concession worker in the building. Let's face it Bob Nicholson was brought in When the fans finally demanded accountability. Nicholson was a very convenient target with Hockey Canada credentials but what most fans missed was here was a man with personal relationships with both Lowe and Gretzky. The first long evaluation proved Nicholson was a pawn as Lowe and Mact were protected from blame and yet again awarded new titles but they had to clarify Lowe would not have any influence on team. We all witnessed Lowe's ego thinking his rings make him an authority on building winning teams as well as total lack of understanding thinking their is two tiers of fans and only season ticket holder are the important ones...really who actually believes this ego would stick around with no say in the Oilers? Mact So a new GM would want this guy as his right hand man. This has to be the most ridiculous stupid move to accept for any incoming new GM. Then we get the Reinhart trade....PC eats the blame. It is well known Green and Mac T had love in their hearts for this former Oil King. After witnessing Reinhart not being capable to make an Nhl roster it would appear to be right inline with the former inept management influence and poor selection of talent. Howson...yup another inept piece with a new title Yes Nicholson sure cleared the house... We Have Mess hanging around,Gretzky ,Coffey. But Nicholson has to provide PC is in charge when he cannot explain what the two former Oilers really do here. Yeah I don't think McDavid needs Gretzky to help him understand what being a superstar is....McDavid has grown into this from early in his career. I would not doubt that the focus and attention on the Dynasty years as well as all these celebrations have made are young team feel they have expectations they cannot live up to.... This is an Rich owner who for some reason thinks his friends and idols of the glory dynasty years will help him achieve the same success. Other the luck in 2006 playoff run that they stumbled into because the Canucks fell on their face this team has not achieved success. Lowe,MacT and Howson have had many attempts and all have failed....How many players did they project would lead this team from the basement who no longer have careers? Now let's add Gretzky into the mix who had no success as a coach. Let's add Coffey as he coached his son in Bantam....well our team looks like a Bantam team at times. Look how these former boys on the bus absolutely failed to recognize or address holes in the team for years..... look how this continues...short on defense.. no back up tender.... poor assessment on players. Look what left the team last year and the replacements..... The cancer has not been removed nor is it in it is operating in the shadows. The inept management lives and has grown with more former Oilers in the group....yes they were a dynasty team but have no proven success in building a success full team. If you think these former Oilers are hanging around with no influence on this team you are sadly mistaken. As much as the marketing tries to deceive the fans the truth is present. As long as the seats are full,buckle up for another decade of despair.... This owner clearly has decided his former Oiler idols get to play franchise builder even though there has been no resume of accomplishment or success.
  9. Jeebus like Talbot hasn't had his confidence rocked this year then he gets to enjoy a game where they give him this wonderful non existant defensive coverage. Nothing like having players camped out waiting to slide a pass into the net...a free for all.... I have seen bantam teams have better defensive coverage.Gawd this team is so broken.
  10. Roflmao! Oh that comment has teeth!

    I totally agree, normally i only watch the Oilers and once playoffs come, all the other teams. This season i have watched several teams. The first thing you notice is many teams do not have the pure skill the Oilers do but they have a team structure. Most teams move as five man units with short crisp passes and they support each many times every game do we find one oiler who decides I'm doing this by myself and I'm doing it with no support. We have to be leaders in turnovers and cross ice passes in to the opposition forecheck. I'm not sure if we are a slow team as much as we are caught observing one player or maybe two trying to do it all. If I didn't get to see who was coaching on the bench I'd guess Eakins,Mac T?

    My first response is which team is PC going to improve?

    That is true...what I find odd is Lucic was done as a Bruin and PC knowing this thought he would be good here. I know for two or three years before PC arrived many here thought a player like Lucic was what we needed. Makes no sense. yup were to small lets get size now were to big and slow.... Maybe size doesn't matter and we need to get heart and emotion.
  14. Lucic signs with Edmonton

    Lucic has always played a hard game and has some great hands for a guy his size.. a big do all player with a solid hockey IQ..... Somehow this franchise has yet again robbed a player of everything he once did great. Is this franchise a graveyard...a curse? Dubnyk is a vezina quality goalie Hall looks reborn...playing a fantastic game Eberele even looks to have regained form Something is not right here and hasn't been for over a decade.

    You know as a fan I wanted to almost deny we got soaked for Hall ,Ebs and Maroon. I look at this deadline and what teams paid for players.... PC got bent over on these question about it. Looking at these three players most GM's would have had a list of picks and prospects to go along with what we got. There should be no our cupboards are empty. Is this all on PC or are the good old boys having a part in this. Either way the same absolutely dumb hockey decisions are being made. At this point I highly doubt McDavid will ever raise a cup here unless they go on a tear and win the lottery another five or six years. The franchise is inept and it starts with the owner.