Jason Labarbera: clears
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11-18-2013, 02:05 PM
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Another great move by Mactavish finally exposed. For all
you guys that are screaming "HE SIGNED PERRON!"
hes done way more of these bonehead signings.
I don't think I've seen one person ever claimed he "signed Perron"...
MacTavish made a ton of moves that a lot of us like(d) at some point or another, including this one. It just didn't work out. Everyone, for the most part, was even on board when Acton and Hamilton were signed because we wanted to see if Eakins had an influence on players he was coaching out in Toronto and if they could translate their success with him into the Oilers system.
It's a sign that he is more competent than his predecessors in that he knew Labarbra wasn't working out and removed him immediately, where as Tambo would have rode him out for the entire year, preaching patience and that he will turn it around.
Only move that MacTavish made that most people weren't on board with was the Smid trade, but it's starting to grow on me. Broissot is the huge wild card in who wins this trade in a couple of years.
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