Oilers fan coming in peace
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08-25-2012, 08:09 PM
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As a second Oilers fan coming in peace I will ask this, is there any conceivable way you guys alter your path and go rebuild route? Also, would you guys get behind it? I ask this from the perspective of an armchair GM who sees the perfect storm, a stellar upcoming draft class and a middling team with two aging stars nearing the end of their contracts. The thing is, at least your team has enough grit and character to make the games watchable if you do sell off Kipper and Iggy. As an Oil fan, the 09-10 season was flat out painful watching Nilsson, POS and the like just coast and avoid contact.
What could Iggy fetch? Kipper? I'm thinking each would net a 1st and very good prospect, in a draft that may be comparable to 2003. On one hand I want it to happen to watch Feaster eat his words, on the other I want to see legit battles of Alberta as well as western road trips be referred to as death valley again.
It depends on the type of rebuild for how I would feel about it and if the owners would allow it, if it was a Oilers style sell off every thing and be at the bottom for a few years very few would get behind it and the owners would never allow it, but if we were to just sell off a few pieces ( for example Kipper and Iginla) and get good return on those few while still have a decent team (still having Cammy, Tanguay, Gio, Wideman, Jbo, etc) it would be easier to sell to fans as the team could still push for a playoff spot but also be rebuilding. That is the only way the owners would consider a different rebuild type than now.
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