Thread: Speculation: Oilers hire Tyler Dellow
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08-05-2014, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
- Over the past 7 or 8 years of this franchise average joe from this forum could do at least as good if not a better job of running the team.
Yeah, seriously doubt it. You think a nobody fan who has zero connections in this league will be taken seriously in any kind of trade talk and/or signing talk? Nope. There's a reason why the people who are in charge are in charge. And fans are notoriously bad at evaluating value of players. Not saying that MacT or Lowe are gods at this either, but when people on here say things like this, it just makes me shake my head. Go talk to Katz and show him that you could do a better job, if you think you actually could.

- The guy they just hired was not a paid hockey man, he was joe fan like anyone else that thought he knew better than the pros and low and behold he is now hired.
As was mentioned, Dellow is obviously not the average fan. He, along with a few other stats guys have been hired recently. Why some people are acting like the Oilers are screwing up when other teams have been doing the same thing, is ridiculous.

The average fan is not as dumb as people think.
True, but just because they are smart, does not mean that they can run a professional hockey team.
The average hockey exec is not as smart as people think.
True, but they likely have more knowledge and experience with hockey than the average fan.

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