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04-11-2013, 08:41 AM
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The media in Edmonton is finally getting on the Oiler brass
That much is not earth shattering in Oil Country. Three years into this traditional, patient rebuild, the playoffs weren’t a must. Next year, yes, but not this.
What has become clear here is that the kids are delivering.
Here’s the big question though: Can the general manager do the same?
We’re never overly sure who has the final say at Oilers HQ, but even if general manager Steve Tambellini is the front man for the conglomerate of himself, team president Kevin Lowe and his right-hand man Craig MacTavish, then that too is fine. There’s nothing wrong with a team effort – if it gets results.
But who on the team takes responsibility for Ales Hemsky, the epitome of poor leadership and professional indifference, who stands as an awful example for an impressionable core.
When you talk about changing a losing culture, you talk about moving out Hemsky – a player seemingly satisfied with an April exit, season after season.
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