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(Thread Reader)   Let's look at Oilers general manager Ken Holland's body of work over the last decade to see how he might right the ship. Yeah, Edmonton's boned   (threadreaderapp.com) divider line
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2022-01-18 11:40:29 AM  
He's the 'nobody ever gets fired for buying IBM' version of a GM.
 
2022-01-18 3:23:00 PM  
I'm a Jets fan going back to the WHA days when I was a wee lad. Suffering all through the 80s because of Gretzky and company I'm perfectly happy to see the Oilers be a tire fire. Call me shallow.
 
2022-01-18 3:35:51 PM  
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2022-01-18 3:37:38 PM  

Curt in WPG: I'm a Jets fan going back to the WHA days when I was a wee lad. Suffering all through the 80s because of Gretzky and company I'm perfectly happy to see the Oilers be a tire fire. Call me shallow.


With the exception of their 2005-2006 Stanley Cup Final run, the Oilers have been trash since the early 90's.
 
2022-01-18 3:45:58 PM  
Kind of hard to hold Detroit's years against him.  I'm sure Mr. I was telling him to 'keep the streak' going rather than do what is best for the franchise.
 
2022-01-18 5:42:19 PM  
No defense, over the hill and ready to retire goaltending and riding the hell of a hot streak of two players.

Doesn't help the Canadian/East Coast media aided the overhype.

/both Alberta clubs are overrated this year
//wonder if Darryl Sutter would've done better as Edmonton coach instead of showing up to the Flames again
 
2022-01-18 6:28:24 PM  
List is missing the Zack Hyman contract.  If they get four full years out of that I'd call it a wash.
 
2022-01-18 6:45:16 PM  
You never know, the NHL might repeal the salary cap and stop scouting Europe again. Then he'd be awesome.
 
2022-01-18 7:02:35 PM  
BTW, watched a clip of Draisatl huffing and puffing from a simple question from the media.

"Name one thing that could help the team."

Leadership is ... blaming the media guy and ducking the question.

I mean, options:
"We need (younger/veteran) help."
"We need to approach games differently."
"We need toughness."
"We need a different atmosphere in the locker room."
"We need a coaching change." (See Vancouver how the dam finally burst)
"I demand a trade unless ..." ultimatum

Nah, go the easy route.
 
2022-01-18 7:16:08 PM  
8 games tonight including the retirement of Willie O'Ree's number and no hockey thread?
 
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