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10-29-2013, 11:00 PM
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Did anyone watch via a Leaf feed? Those guys are great and terrible at the same time in a Gene Principe way.

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Some friendly banter before the game started aside, I really think that the Oilers just need a little more time.

Sounds cliche but even top picks in the league cannot be counted upon to win games for you when they are just 21.

Just look at the growth of Kessel as an example. He was an immature, shy 21 year old kid who loved to score goals. As the seasons went by, he became a complete two way threat, then Ron Wilson was fired, Carlyle came in and he became a 200 ft player.

Players like RNH, Eberle, Hall etc will go through those same pains because they aren't Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin.

If I was the owner of the Oilers, I take out a broom and do a COMPLETE cleaning of the Oilers management. Nobody except McTavish (he can't be judged right now) and possibly Eakins should remain...give them a year and see how they do.

If they fail in 2015, it's time to head into a new direction with a new GM and a new coach (for the last time).

Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, RNH are four great players that just need more time. Compare it to real life...when a teenager faces adversity, he's more likely to think negative.

The Oilers give up a goal and they begin to collapse. I think the Oilers will hit their stride when RNH, Hall, Eberle are 24-25.

Nurse and Klefbom developing, acquiring some quality UFA defenseman will go a long way in turning the Oilers around.

I definitely see a bright future for the Oilers but it might take more time than expected.
It's depressing when opposing fans find more positives than we do.

Unfortunately this team needs to start winning now. There are no excuses this year for not being in the race in March.

It's not even November and we're already talking about McDavid.

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Just waiting for one of our kids to ask for a trade at the end of the year then its gonna be a ****** time as a fan.

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Why didnt you guys hire burke? Worst of all he went to a rival.
Because Kevin Lowe knows a thing or two about winning.

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10-29-2013, 11:01 PM
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81 man games lost in 14 games. Injuries have been PLAGUING the team since Laraque left. Somebody please break the Laraque voodoo curse.

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Just waiting for one of our kids to ask for a trade at the end of the year then its gonna be a ****** time as a fan.
I don't think anyone's going to take them at this point.

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10-29-2013, 11:01 PM
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Flames fan coming in peace. How the hell have you guys put up with this crap for so long? I'd be done by now if I was an Oilers fan.
That's the difference between an Oiler fan and a Flames fan.

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Some friendly banter before the game started aside, I really think that the Oilers just need a little more time.

Sounds cliche but even top picks in the league cannot be counted upon to win games for you when they are just 21.

Just look at the growth of Kessel as an example. He was an immature, shy 21 year old kid who loved to score goals. As the seasons went by, he became a complete two way threat, then Ron Wilson was fired, Carlyle came in and he became a 200 ft player.

Players like RNH, Eberle, Hall etc will go through those same pains because they aren't Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin.

If I was the owner of the Oilers, I take out a broom and do a COMPLETE cleaning of the Oilers management. Nobody except McTavish (he can't be judged right now) and possibly Eakins should remain...give them a year and see how they do.

If they fail in 2015, it's time to head into a new direction with a new GM and a new coach (for the last time).

Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, RNH are four great players that just need more time. Compare it to real life...when a teenager faces adversity, he's more likely to think negative. As you age, you develop a "defense mechanism" and fight back and overcome adversity.

The Oilers give up a goal and they begin to collapse. I think the Oilers will hit their stride when RNH, Hall, Eberle are 24-25.

Nurse and Klefbom developing, acquiring some quality UFA defenseman will go a long way in turning the Oilers around.

I definitely see a bright future for the Oilers but it might take more time than expected.
You have no idea how often this has been said by visiting forum fans.

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10-29-2013, 11:02 PM
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Some friendly banter before the game started aside, I really think that the Oilers just need a little more time.

Sounds cliche but even top picks in the league cannot be counted upon to win games for you when they are just 21.

Just look at the growth of Kessel as an example. He was an immature, shy 21 year old kid who loved to score goals. As the seasons went by, he became a complete two way threat, then Ron Wilson was fired, Carlyle came in and he became a 200 ft player.

Players like RNH, Eberle, Hall etc will go through those same pains because they aren't Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin.

If I was the owner of the Oilers, I take out a broom and do a COMPLETE cleaning of the Oilers management. Nobody except McTavish (he can't be judged right now) and possibly Eakins should remain...give them a year and see how they do.

If they fail in 2015, it's time to head into a new direction with a new GM and a new coach (for the last time).

Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, RNH are four great players that just need more time. Compare it to real life...when a teenager faces adversity, he's more likely to think negative. As you age, you develop a "defense mechanism" and fight back and overcome adversity.

The Oilers give up a goal and they begin to collapse. I think the Oilers will hit their stride when RNH, Hall, Eberle are 24-25.

Nurse and Klefbom developing, acquiring some quality UFA defenseman will go a long way in turning the Oilers around.

I definitely see a bright future for the Oilers but it might take more time than expected.
Thanks. appreciate it. At this point I just hope we are out of the bottom 10 this year. play 500 the rest of the season and call it a victory.

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10-29-2013, 11:02 PM
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Why didnt you guys hire burke? Worst of all he went to a rival.
I wish we had, but the while Kevin Lowe is "President of Hockey Operations", it wasn't going to happen.

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Just waiting for one of our kids to ask for a trade at the end of the year then its gonna be a ****** time as a fan.
**** any of "our kids" who want out. If they weren't such pansies this team wouldn't suck as much.

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Just waiting for one of our kids to ask for a trade at the end of the year then its gonna be a ****** time as a fan.
Maybe our "kids" are overrated.

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10-29-2013, 11:02 PM
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One thing I hope is Eakins doesn't put Hanna/Dubnyk in net Saturday. Bachman is the best option you guys got. I see Bachman, and I see he has a playing style very similar to Reimer's. (Now you may think of this as complement/trolling based on whether you think of Reimer as mediocre or pretty good goalie).



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Who was that clown that just said he's excited about the parade route? ****ing Leafs organization and fans are a joke. So are we.
That clown would be Tim Leiweke, president on MLSE. He has also promised major improvements for Raptors, and that Toronto F.C. will make the playoffs next year.

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When the oilers do trade one of the kids to get the help they need-- this place will go nuts

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LOL.

This deserves more views.

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We just need to trade for Weber, Crosby and Lundquist. That should solve our problems,

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I wish we had, but the while Kevin Lowe is "President of Hockey Operations", it wasn't going to happen.
They should have had their barn fight, with a new contract as PoHO suspended from the ceiling.

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**** any of "our kids" who want out. If they weren't such pansies this team wouldn't suck as much.
Agree. Thanks for keeping it real.

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This season is done. Trade Hemsky, ask Eakins what the hell he's doing with the line match ups, and draft whoever in the top 10.

No point in trading any of the kids as we'll just get fleeced from a position of weakness.
Who do you guys think we should target if we're picking out of the top 2? I'm thinking Willie Nylander. 5'11", 175 lbs. You can never have enough skill wingers. Plus, his dad **** on our team already, drafting him here will be payback of sorts.

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This isnt even close to a "this year" problem. Ive been saying none of what ails this team has been dubnyk since last year. This team is simply garbage, no if ands or buts. Last year they got good goaltending and were lucky in enough games to be respectable when they really werent. Now the bounces arent really going their way and the goaltending has been weaker...and here we are.
not so fast there...Dubie doesn't get a free pass he was hot garbage to start the year

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Eakins is taking an eternity for his post-game, I hope he's whooping this whole team except Bachman

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Switching coaches year after year has been awful for the development of our players.
Not developing players has been awful for the development of our players

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Eakins is taking an eternity for his post-game, I hope he's whooping this whole team except Bachman
I hope the players are whooping him.

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Eakins is taking an eternity for his post-game, I hope he's whooping this whole team except Bachman
Eakins has spend up the rebuild by murdering the entire roster. The Oilers will resume play for the 2014-15 season.

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