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07-02-2013, 02:51 AM
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Re: Tambo

I didn't think he was as bad as many here made him out to be either - I'm pretty sure his mandate was to lose, acquire high end talent through the draft, and not make any major screwups that would hurt the Oilers' cap - but his inability to turn Hemsky, Whitney, Khabby, etc. into picks plus having the team go into a tailspin after the trade deadline sealed his fate.

I also hated the hire of MacT, but I do like that he didn't get taken advantage of at the draft and parlayed 6 draft choices into 10.

Fact is, trading for Schneider would have hurt the Oil more than it helped, Chicago wasn't trading Bolland within the conference, and neither was Minnesota (in regards to Clutterbuck).

The only move that was possibly questionable was choosing Nurse over Nichuskin, but on that one I'm more than willing to give the team's scouting dept the benefit of the doubt.

On the other hand, if he doesn't fill any holes over the next week, I'll probably join the chorus calling for his head.

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