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02-19-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Snot Rocket View Post

The Oilers are not yet a playoff team. 5-6-3 last in their division, 13th in their conference and 23rd in the league.
Sure they have buckets of talent, but they are still only a couple losses from hanging out with the Jets at the bottom and dare I say, there have been other teams with buckets of talent that never really had the right "it".

There is no wand that KC can wave to make magic happen. Scouting and researching players for a team and then moving on picks is a deliberate chess match. Picks, even first round, are not a sure thing and can be a couple years in development before they are ready. Sure it is exciting when a team trades for a player, especially if they are not doing well during the season, it gives fans hope.
Both Chipman and KC have said they are not going to rush players, and this process will take time.

Relax buddy...saying "Are we there yet? Drive faster" repeatedly didn't work when we were kids. Enjoy the ride, bumps and all.
This is also a great post. The Oilers have a lot of blue chip talent but terrible balance. They also have no clue how to win hockey games because they have grown in a losing culture. I would not point at the Edmonton Oilers as a way to build a team -- this coming from an Oilers fan.

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