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02-12-2013, 10:16 AM
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No issue with him getting waived. He's not a good hockey player and the coach clearly had no interest in giving him an opportunity.
My question is why did the Oilers sign him in the first place? It is clear from the 4 games and 8 minutes that he's gotten that Krueger has had zero interest in giving him even the slightest chance. Did management not discuss with their new coach whether or not they should bring him back?
Just a waste of a contract spot on the 50 limit.
Exactly. A 100 times. Exactly.
And the answer as to why?
Because the media & fans in Edmonton screamed bloody murder that we NEEDED guys like this. Thats why SMAC came through here (twice) and thats why Hordichuk and Eager BOTH got signed on the same day.
Don't get me wrong...the team was/is needing toughness.
But this was never close to a solution.
You can't change the identity of a team by swapping out 4rth line players.
The identity of a team is mainly determined by who the top 6 guys are and how they play the game.
Tambo blew it. Again.
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