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02-09-2013, 06:19 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
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Good grief, people are still blaming the coach? If you haven't noticed, the Oilers have finished DEAD LAST in the NHL two of the last three years, and second to last two years ago. And they've changed their coaching staff multiple times in those years!
You know what the problem is? A poorly constructed roster. Like it has been for the past several years. Don't be blinded by the quality young players--just because they're good young players, doesn't mean that they're good enough TODAY to make for a winning hockey team. A winning hockey team would likely have two more veteran, proven top six forwards, including one above average first liner, and especially, two proven NHL defencemen, including one above average first pairing defenceman.
When you consistently rely on inexperience to carry your team, unless that player is Sidney Crosby or Wayne Gretzky, it isn't going to work. Steve Tambellini has no idea how to read his own roster, fill it with appropriate veterans (hello Cam Barker, Ben Eager, Darcy Hordichuk, and especially Nikolai Khabibulin).
Agree with most of what youre saying, Lowe/Tambo did assemble this coaching staff too.
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