Today's the day I have up hope on the season. They need to go 16-7-1 in order to have a mere 55% chance of making the playoffs... it ain't happening, no matter how many points they're technically out of a playoff spot. More to the point, the players gave up hope, you can tell by the way they play.
yeah tambo might just go down as the worst GM in the history of hockey... has any GM ever finished last, last, 2nd last and then lottery (our likely finish this year) and NOT been fired? has that ever happened? an honest question
He will get let go at the end of the season. He has to. Problem is Craig MacTavish will be his replacement.
If the team isn't good enough to win on most nights that's one thing... if they get out-skilled that's another but looking disinterested, passionless and gutless EVERY. Single. Night is another thing entirely.
I watched tonight's game with my dad and he's been traditionally positive about this re-build but even he's lost hope. He's getting old and he's starting to doubt if he's ever going to see another Oilers playoff game.
I hate this team. I hate Tambellini. I hate Krueger. I hate Lowe. Please do something Katz. I'm so sick of losing while other teams have an off-year, blow it up, hire a good coach and are able to make the playoffs the next.
This organization is depressing. Seven years ago we were in the Stanely Cup Finals. It feels like it's been fifteen.
Just blow it up, fire management and start re-tooling. We need it. This team is so uninspired right now, they need a spark and so do the fans. It's getting ridiculous at this point. We have not improved one bit.
Hate to break it to you, but judging by how Katz handled arena negotiations, this man is all about the money. Wins don't matter to him. So long as fans are packing the arena to watch sad sack hockey, he will continue to employ slugs to run the team.
Even if a miracle happens and they fire Tambellini, you know the next hire will come from within. It's the "Oiler Way" which they have so closely guarded for so long (I don't know why, the success of "Oiler Hockey" has been... less than stellar since 1990.)
It's what we deserve, people. Get used to it, it will matter less.
I know you're really hating on Ebs tonight, but the fact of the matter is, we shouldn't have even had to go to OT against a team like this. That's on the team as a whole.
Not hating on him, he's my 2nd favourite player. Just saying those chances in OT have to go in the net. Ya, I'm not saying its his fault we played so bad, as we definitely didn't deserve to go that far in the game. I worded it weird and edited after I posted it.
People can call us bandwagoners but I can't get up for a game now unless changes are made. Ill keep an app own on the phone or flip channels while the game is on. It's just horrendous how low this team has gotten. Just a joke.
Counting the years of suckage from when the "rebuild" supposedly "started" is just giving Tamby a pass. Its buying into the marketing the Oilers want you to swallow. This team has flat out sucked for five years at least now.
Why should they get a pass for the first three years of their ineptitude?