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07-06-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
If you think a shark has jumped, maybe limit the support. Been obvious for awhile.
Yeah Fonzie really put on the water skies for me when they rehired Mactavish after so transparently let Tambelinni twist in the wind for a year. Mactavish and the rest of the management team extolled the virtues of doing nothing at the 2012 UFA season, stared at the ground after the strike ended and in February when centers were dropping like flies, only got Smithson at the deadline. Then they fire Tambelinni as the fall guy and all of a sudden become impatient men of action? It's laughable. Mactavish and Lowe had direct oversight and authority over personnel decisions and agreed to do nothing all year. They gave up on the team, the season and fans to give Lowe an excuse to bring back a favorite old boy as GM even though he has zero experience in the role. Firing Kruger after a half season, no training camp and zero player improvements via skype just put a cherry on top of it. Philosophical differences probably involved suggesting that the assistant coaches were useless.

Ordinary fans may not think too deeply about this stuff but players, agents and other management around the league can see whats going on and it effects the Oilers ability to sign UFA and make trades. Most fans are still in denial about all of this, but a few people on this site can and have already passed through bargaining, anger or sadness. Acceptance probably involves doing something else until these guys disappear because it's not going to get better until that happens.

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