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07-05-2013, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Spawn View Post
I like the moves MacT made today.

The team though still has a lot of work to do and no matter how many people say "just be patient" we realistically have about 1 week before most teams are going to be done for the summer.

If MacT doesn't have that top 6 forward, and another center and another top 4 d-man by next Friday it is very unlikely the Oilers will to start the season.

MacT made all the right small moves today. The problem is that this team is not just small moves away from being a playoff contender. We desperately NEED the right big pieces. The kids are not enough. MacT better ****ing get it done. He doesn't get the benefit of the doubt, he doesn't get an extra year.
Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
lol, I just said almost exactly this before reading your post.

This team HAS to compete this year and imo has to be a playoff club. To have another year of abject failure is going to do more to demoralize the club, our young core, and have yet another platoon of players, a new generation, "conditioned to losing".

If they dont get more help, this team is putting all their chips on banking that the kids all make that step forward together. Which would be funny if it happened, because MacT would look like a genius savior.

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