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06-06-2012, 07:07 PM
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He got rid of JFJ and Pouliot.
But 1ST and foremost; MACT

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06-06-2012, 07:12 PM
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I haven't read anything about people being unhappy about drafting RNH, Hall or Yakupov, in fact I think your confusing our unhappniess with our disdain of Steve's GM performance.

Agreed the draft was needed, the FA's and big trade were not working out for this team. Lets be honest here, any GM could of draft RNH and Hall this wasn't some miraculous move on Steves part.

Are you trying to imply that the Edmonton brass directed Steve to be a terrible GM? Unless you have some insider knowledge I fail to see how you would know what was asked of him. I think its more likely that he was a terrible GM and good players fell into his lap.

As for the Lord of the Rings reference, that movie could of ended in 5 minutes. Get on griffin fly to mountain and drop the ring in bang, or you could do it the Steve Tamby way of dragging something out ever so slowly and just hope it works out.

But hey to each his own.
So people aren't unhappy about getting Hall, RNH, and Yakupov, they're just unhappy about HOW they got them? Were there other options to get these guys?

I'll continue with my LOTR comparisons.

You agree that destroying the ring (drafting 1st) is a good thing, you just don't like the route you have to take in order to get to the fires.

You're right, any GM could have drafted Hall, RNH and Yakupov. And any GM who did that would also look just as bad as Tamby doing it.

As for your question as to whether or not I am implying that the Oilers brass directed Tamby to be a terrible GM, yes, yes they did. My insider information was when they came out and said that they were rebuilding. How can you show yourself to be a "good" GM and finish 30th? By being a terrible GM, I mean not making moves that would make the team better immediately. If Tamby wanted better players, he could have traded for them. But what would the price have been?

I'm not arguing that he hasn't shown that he's capable of taking this team to the land of glory. But its unfair to knock Gollum's navigational skills when he took you to where you told him it was necessary to go. It's not his fault it smells worse than you had expected.


The HF Model
1. Decide to rebuild

2. Convince impact players that, contrary to player polls, Edmonton is not the 2nd last team you'd like to play for. And it's not always this cold.

3. Manage to ice a team of free agents/trade acquisitions that is solid in goal, capable on defense, and with skilled and gritty forwards who are competitive every night.

4. ????????

5. Draft 1st overall.


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06-06-2012, 07:16 PM
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Blah.

I'm not a fan of Tambo. Mostly because he can't speak in public and he doesn't represent the Oilers brand in a positive light.

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06-06-2012, 07:16 PM
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To me this depends on the context of how this rebuild was started. 2-3 years ago was Katz OK with a Pittsburgh/Chicago/Washington style rebuild with multiple years in the lottery?

If they all signed up for that, then IMO it's disingenuous to fire the GM for basically just doing exactly what you wanted him to do.

Renney was dead man walking here the moment he pulled that goalie in the Calgary game and the CBC cameras cut to Hall's reaction. I knew right then and there that he wasn't going to be renewed here. I also think his failure to develop Paajarvi and get much out of Hemsky/Belanger/Eager also contributed a lot.
So the team WAS expected to do better?

Yay or nay?

Again, if so then Tambo has no business being extended.

Im not a fan of Renney, and the game/play you selected as an example was inexcusable.

But what about Tambo's mistakes?

Signing Barker? Foster? Khabibulin?

Trading Brodziak for sock tape?

For every mistake you can attribute to Renney, Im sure you could find two or three for Tambellini.

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06-06-2012, 07:21 PM
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So the team WAS expected to do better?

Yay or nay?

Again, if so then Tambo has no business being extended.

Im not a fan of Renney, and the game/play you selected as an example was inexcusable.

But what about Tambo's mistakes?

Signing Barker? Foster? Khabibulin?

Trading Brodziak for sock tape?

For every mistake you can attribute to Renney, Im sure you could find two or three for Tambellini.
If they said going into the Hall draft that they were OK with doing the Pittsburgh route (which I suspect is what they agreed upon) and getting a few more high picks for the next 1-2 years to surround Hall with high end talent, in the same manner as Toews was on a stacked team and so was Crosby ... then IMO you can't fire the GM for simply doing what he was supposed to do.

Not unless it's a special situation where someone incredible becomes available on the open market as a GM.

They did improve by 12 points this year. If they improve by another 12-14 next year, they'll be right around where Colorado was this year, competing for a playoff spot down the stretch.

Honestly we probably fluked out into getting the 1st overall this year. If RNH/Hall didn't get hurt or Hemsky had a stronger bounce back season, we're probably drafting 4th or 5th.

What killed us really is Renney got virtually no secondary scoring out of Hemsky, Paajarvi, Omark, Belanger. Our GA wasn't great, but it actually wasn't that bad.


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06-06-2012, 07:24 PM
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I wasn't sure if I was watching a new press conference or one from last summer when Tambellini declared that quote, "We have our eyes on the playoffs."

Yeah, sure.

Fool.

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06-06-2012, 07:29 PM
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We have acquired Hall and RNH, and have been just as bad this season as we were the two preceding seasons. Yes, just as bad. If it wasn't for Columbus imploding horrendously and guaranteeing themselves 30th place, we'd have easily found a way to fall to the bottom of the pit again. We had Barker, Peckham and Omark just waiting for the coach's call.

Instead, the rotten three were benched, Dubnyk played a lot more, and we skunked out a few more essentially meaningless wins with a healthier lineup than years past. With two #1s playing some marvelous hockey. With Eberle rising to role of franchise player.

What does this mean? It means that the rest of the lineup has gotten MUCH WORSE. At a time when Tambellini should be finding building blocks for moving forward, he has acquired refuse from several sources, and left more holes in his lineup than there existed before he arrived.

This is the work of a shatty GM. After Edmonton, his NHL career is over.

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06-06-2012, 07:37 PM
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We have acquired Hall and RNH, and have been just as bad this season as we were the two preceding seasons. Yes, just as bad. If it wasn't for Columbus imploding horrendously and guaranteeing themselves 30th place, we'd have easily found a way to fall to the bottom of the pit again. We had Barker, Peckham and Omark just waiting for the coach's call.

Instead, the rotten three were benched, Dubnyk played a lot more, and we skunked out a few more essentially meaningless wins with a healthier lineup than years past. With two #1s playing some marvelous hockey. With Eberle rising to role of franchise player.

What does this mean? It means that the rest of the lineup has gotten MUCH WORSE. At a time when Tambellini should be finding building blocks for moving forward, he has acquired refuse from several sources, and left more holes in his lineup than there existed before he arrived.

This is the work of a shatty GM. After Edmonton, his NHL career is over.
Pittsburgh had Whitney (5), Fleury (1), and the mighty Crosby (1), the greatest player of his generation who went on to get 102 pts in his rookie year and his team still finished low enough to draft Staal.

What does this mean? Nothing. It's not over yet.

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06-06-2012, 07:42 PM
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So the team WAS expected to do better?

Yay or nay?

Again, if so then Tambo has no business being extended.

Im not a fan of Renney, and the game/play you selected as an example was inexcusable.

But what about Tambo's mistakes?

Signing Barker? Foster? Khabibulin?

Trading Brodziak for sock tape?

For every mistake you can attribute to Renney, Im sure you could find two or three for Tambellini.
I agree with most of what you're saying, but Roy could still turn out to be a good goalie down the road.

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06-06-2012, 08:05 PM
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If the worst deals that Tambo made were signing a defenceman for 1 year and getting a Stanley cup winning goaltender in a mentor role then I am considering myself lucky.

Fans are just pissed off because if they were GM they would have somehow convinced all the big name free agents here.

It's weird how a Khabby, Brodziak, Belanger, and Whitney have all played better elsewhere but are/were whipping boys in Edmonton. That's a coaching issue not Tambo.

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06-06-2012, 08:07 PM
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Tambo addresses the media
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06-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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"it's a multi year deal"
*Big tambo smile*

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06-06-2012, 08:22 PM
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"it's a multi year deal"
*Big tambo smile*

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06-06-2012, 08:23 PM
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"it's a multi year deal"
*Big tambo smile*
So the rebuild is going to last for a few more years.

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06-06-2012, 08:26 PM
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"it's a multi year deal"
*Big tambo smile*

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06-06-2012, 08:31 PM
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06-06-2012, 08:47 PM
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I just imagined you doing that. In fact if we are bottom 3 next year i will down a bottle just like that at the end of the year during his press conference.

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06-06-2012, 08:49 PM
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Why is the press conference at a casino, haha?
lol, i just stayed there for 3 days and left yesterday, wish i would have known this was going to happen there, would have been interesting to run into Tambo and company there.

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06-06-2012, 08:55 PM
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If he takes Yakupov, I'm willing to give Tamby a chance.

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06-06-2012, 08:59 PM
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I just imagined you doing that. In fact if we are bottom 3 next year i will down a bottle just like that at the end of the year during his press conference.


Then die of alcohol poisoning.

Good luck with that

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06-06-2012, 09:10 PM
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Then die of alcohol poisoning.

Good luck with that
Elephants can hold their alcohol.

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http://oilersnation.com/2012/6/6/is-...y-cup-champion

Newbie...........and this is a first time post.........Thought this article was interesting since it offerred more detail than tambellini has in the past during his tenure with the Edmonton Oilers.........

Nail Yakupov will be an Edmonton Oiler in my opinion. I also wonder if Steve has been lurking various oiler sites and guaging fan opinion with regards to his inaction and lack of information sharing, since his replies in this article were not as guarded as normal.........

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Elephants can hold their alcohol.

I wasn't aware that PACKY D ELEPHANT was a real elephant.





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So why fire Renney then?
Because management thinks it is time to change from a development style coach to a coach that can get the most from his players and win games.

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http://oilersnation.com/2012/6/6/is-...y-cup-champion

Newbie...........and this is a first time post.........Thought this article was interesting since it offerred more detail than tambellini has in the past during his tenure with the Edmonton Oilers.........

Nail Yakupov will be an Edmonton Oiler in my opinion. I also wonder if Steve has been lurking various oiler sites and guaging fan opinion with regards to his inaction and lack of information sharing, since his replies in this article were not as guarded as normal.........
The issue I have with articles like this, and a lot of the posts in this thead, is the disturbing lack of suggested Tambo replacements.

No one wants him as GM, but no one will offer up alternatives.

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