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01-28-2014, 03:45 PM
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I've noticed a lot of talk lately about the Canucks entering a rebuild phase - or at least being in a position to have that debate.

Now, I don't want to focus on the current status of the Oiler rebuild (not sure any Oiler fans do) but I do want to ask the following:

- Do you still think the Oilers' decision to rebuild was the right one?
- Given Calgary's closeup view of the Oilers, did they make their decision to rebuild soon enough? (Should they have even entered a rebuilding phase?)
- Have the Oilers made the rebuild concept more/less palatable to other teams?
- Do you think Flames/Canucks and other teams faced with a rebuild will actually learn anything from the Oilers mistakes?

I find it very interesting how easy it is to crap on the Oilers situation but I do think the initial decision to rebuild was the right one - and a very difficult one.

And I also think the Flames should endure more scrutiny for not rebuilding sooner and letting their most valuable assets fade to a point they yielded little in return, especially when all they had to do was look up the road to see what fate awaited them.

Anyway, just pondering.

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