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02-27-2014, 12:23 PM
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Moose Coleman
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Originally Posted by rboomercat90 View Post
You're actually comparing the old boys club in Edmonton, the guys that can't get out of the basement, to the guys in Detroit who not only make the playoffs every season but have also won Stanley Cups?
The Oilers are hardly the only team that looks within its ranks or at personal connections when hiring people.

Just a few other examples.

Cam Neely is President of the Bruins.
The Sabres hired Bryan Murray's nephew.
Minnesota's GM is Cliff Fletcher's son.
Doug Wilson in San Jose used to play for them.

Hockey is pretty much one big old boy's network

Also worth mentioning: not a single one of the head coaches that have passed through the revolving door here since 2009 had previous affiliations with the org, nor did the abject failure of a GM that preceded MacT.

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