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"We Screwed Up"

Posted 11:12 AM ET | Comments 11
After eight years of this. After eight years of false promises, excuses, and mistakes. I think this is the one thing fans need to hear the most. The Edmonton Oilers have been a shining example of mediocrity for almost an entire decade. Yes, we have had the likes of Tambellini, Mactavish, and Lowe stand in front of media and say things like "obviously we aren't where we want to be," or "the fans are our top priority and we are doing everything we can to give you the best team possible."

At the end of the day all I want is to see Lowe or Mactavish say this, "We Screwed Up." "We thought we knew what was best for this team and we were wrong, and we apologize." The reason I am bringing any of this up is because of word that both Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma will be fired today. Think about that for a second, a team that had 109 points in the regular season. Edmonton had 67 points, that's 42 points more, they nearly doubled the Oilers. After losing in the second round in Game 7, to an extremely good New York Rangers, the higher ups in Pittsburgh are saying that isn't good enough.

Yet guys like Smith and Buchberger remain. Kevin Lowe still remains in office, and after a dismal season in which Eakins lead this team back into the lottery, after seemingly making strides the year before. Trotz has been fired from Nashville. Who in Edmonton wouldn't want the chance to have him as a coach?

Yes the argument can be made for continuity. Give Eakins the chance to establish a system. MacT needs more time to make changes. My point is the phrase "losing culture," has been thrown around with this team for a number of years. Normally it's used when talking about specific players.

Now it seems like that has spread into management, apathy is running rampant and the only thing I see in the future is another lottery finish.

And that's just depressing.
Filed Under:   Oilers   hockey   management  
May 16, 2014 9:14 PM ET | Delete
So your claim is that Lowe, MacT, Buchberger, Smith are apathetic about the Oilers? You assume that another GM could come in here and make the Oilers Cup contenders over night? Good call, there are no disadvantages at all running an NHL team in Edmonton.
May 16, 2014 11:20 PM ET | Delete
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May 16, 2014 11:25 PM ET | Delete
derp.....who are these bloggers that come out every few months and speak as they know anything? This blog blows.
May 17, 2014 11:13 AM ET | Delete
@ Iggybfffreelancer has been around for a while...so it is not as if he just signed up to write a blog.Just FYI...since you are talking about how people need to know before they speak
May 17, 2014 12:54 PM ET | Delete
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May 17, 2014 2:29 PM ET | Delete
@oilhorsecocksucker....as I was saying he never comes around except once in every few months to write a blog.....read before you comment twit. Never said anything about him being new.
May 17, 2014 2:38 PM ET | Delete
iggybuttfuckface....you act like you know shit but you are just a cum swallower...you complain about what everyone has to say and you are as bad or worse stupid fucktard...there is a reason why people do not come around and it is shit lickers like you...you fucking nub
May 18, 2014 11:27 AM ET | Delete
@oilhorsecocksucker. No most of those that no longer come around were Cloutier cumguzzlers like yourself. Go back to your moms basement jizz gargler.
May 18, 2014 8:27 PM ET | Delete
everyones right! LOL
May 20, 2014 2:42 PM ET | Delete
June 5, 2014 8:58 AM ET | Delete
Are you two bitches married to each other? What a joke.
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