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01-25-2011, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by taunting canadian View Post
The thing is, I specifically pointed out NYI's 16 year record of futility, a historical fact. It technically "remains to be seen" if the Oilers can match that (which would take more than a decade), but that argument is a relatively weak justification to pretend that there is no "difference" (in quotation marks) between the Islanders' and Oilers' current historical records of futility. It is an actual factual difference between the Islanders and Oilers, as opposed to a speculative similarity based on projections of the future.
For sure. The Oilers certainly may avoid a 16 year stretch. They're only working on 5 right now. I guess we can start worrying when they approach year 14 or 15 without a sniff.

I thought you were arguing whether Tambellini in particular had the chops to bring the Oilers out of the perpetual tailspin. I guess I misread your intent.

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