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02-26-2012, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by oilfan22 View Post
It's deals like the Bishop trade that make me question Tambo's ability to have a handle on what's happening in the business world of the NHL. It seems we've seen many times over the last couple of years you hear about transactions and think 'why couldn't the Oilers do this'? Outside the Pronger deal to the Oil that many years ago (and I still think he fell into the Oil laps rather than us finding him), I can't think of many 'smart' pick ups.
Anaheim's 2nd round pick will be better than Ottawa's so it's pretty clear they could have made the deal. Bishop has been talked about on here for a couple of weeks now so it's not like it's a surprise. So, I ask again, was Tambo sleeping?
I keep trying to preach this. I was ripped apart in the "Bring a nice book with you on monday" thread because apparently the trade deadline isn't somewhere a team like Edmonton can improve their future.

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