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05-01-2013, 11:42 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
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Bucky and Smith. Both ex-Oilers that are obvious nepotism positions. Pretty hard to argue IMHO. Bucky has survived four coaching changes. Huddy was replaced by Smith. All ex-Oilers.
What is your point? That there is nepotism in hockey, no ****. Smith and Bucky seem like capable asst. to me, I am just wondering what the basis for firing them would be. Smith was a tough as nails dman with a great service record and clearly knew the position for which he teaches. Bucky, while not a skilled forward, gave every ounce of try in his body every night and got beat up many times sticking up for teammates. Most importantly both knew what it took to be successful in this league. I know some may get sick of the old boys club but IMO I think that history and tradition is worth hanging on to.
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