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01-09-2013, 03:59 PM
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Burke gone, what about tambo?

So if the oilers don't make playoffs this year, will Tambo be around next year?

I think he will, but I don't want him to be unless we have some proper and successful vets on our team other than Ryan Smyth.

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Well, he said that his goal is to make the playoffs (again) so yes, if the Oilers fail then he should be gone.

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01-09-2013, 04:02 PM
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The Oilers won't fire anyone except maybe the coach, and Kreuger will get more than a half season look.

The organization simply isn't run that way.

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I'd rather the Oilers didn't model their organization after the Leafs. Giving a man a chance to do his work is better than the rotating sideshow the Leafs GM position has turned into.

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I'd rather the Oilers didn't model their organization after the Leafs. Giving a man a chance to do his work is better than the rotating sideshow the Leafs GM position has turned into.
One problem: Tambellini hasn't done any work.

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One problem: Tambellini hasn't done any work.
hey smiling aint easy!!
I dont think Lowe hired Tambo to do any work anyways... He is hired so Lowe can run the team without losing his hair.

rebuilding a Canadian team isnt that easy..

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01-09-2013, 04:19 PM
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If they compete for a playoff spot I think he's safe. Tambo has been cautious, hasn't done anything crazy so really I can't complain too much about what he's done (at least since the rebuild started). I'd rather have him than some guy who goes and trades the first overall pick for something weird.

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30th, 30th, 29th and 3 different coaches during his tenure. I'm not sure if any other GM would be able to keep his job after those kind of results..

Having said that, I'm glad he did such a crappy job at improving this club so that we could end up with Hall, RNH, and Yakupov.

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If they compete for a playoff spot I think he's safe. Tambo has been cautious, hasn't done anything crazy so really I can't complain too much about what he's done (at least since the rebuild started). I'd rather have him than some guy who goes and trades the first overall pick for something weird.
Are you suggesting that flipping, say, Eberle and the Nuge (Prospect and a pick) for, say, Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville and Luke Adam, in a panicked move to get better now would have been a bad decision?

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Are you suggesting that flipping, say, Eberle and the Nuge (Prospect and a pick) for, say, Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville and Luke Adam, in a panicked move to get better now would have been a bad decision?
Are you suggesting that a team who has just finished last three years running under your tenure only needs to add two rookies to make the playoffs?

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One problem: Tambellini hasn't done any work.
Well that's not true. Here's a nice article summarizing Tambo's moves (not including signings), though I don't agree with several of the scores the writer associated with them. There have been some good moves and some bad moves.

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...s-he-has-made/

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If they aren't at least within 4 points of a playoff spot at the end of the season he should be gone. Although, I would laugh my ass off to see the Oil finish 9th and win the draft lottery again, just to see Tambos troll face one last time.

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Let the man do his rebuild, its a 5 year rebuild. Firing him now would be horrible.

Tambo hasnt done anything? Thats a good thing. Would you like him to throw away 1st round picks?

What has he done? He dealt Penner (who would go on to have a horrible season) for Klefbom (very good d prospect) Zharkov (decent prospect) and Tuebert (average d prospect) and freed up cap space.

He also landed Schultz.

The only thing I fault him for is not landing a D fa this past FA period.

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Are you suggesting that a team who has just finished last three years running under your tenure only needs to add two rookies to make the playoffs?
Plus the other 3 are a year older, a year better, and healthy. Not like they have all reached their peak and will have same PT totals as last year

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God I missed these threads!!

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01-09-2013, 04:52 PM
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If the Oilers finish near the bottom of the standings, fire him.

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01-09-2013, 05:03 PM
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Let the man do his rebuild, its a 5 year rebuild. Firing him now would be horrible.

Tambo hasnt done anything? Thats a good thing. Would you like him to throw away 1st round picks?

What has he done? He dealt Penner (who would go on to have a horrible season) for Klefbom (very good d prospect) Zharkov (decent prospect) and Tuebert (average d prospect) and freed up cap space.

He also landed Schultz.

The only thing I fault him for is not landing a D fa this past FA period.
And if we finish bottom 5?

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01-09-2013, 05:06 PM
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Lets be honest here. Any GM could of done what Tamby is done, Hall, RNH, Yakupov easy picks.

Can anybody find another team that has placed Last, Last, Second last and the GM kept his job?

Almost every move he has made has sucked, the only improvement he has done was 1st overall, which i think makes it obvious that he doesn't know how to build a team.

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01-09-2013, 05:13 PM
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Lets be honest here. Any GM could of done what Tamby is done, Hall, RNH, Yakupov easy picks.

Can anybody find another team that has placed Last, Last, Second last and the GM kept his job?

Almost every move he has made has sucked, the only improvement he has done was 1st overall, which i think makes it obvious that he doesn't know how to build a team.
Not almost every move has sucked. Some worked out some didn't, but that happens with every GM.

It is important to look at the team in context. When he took over they were about to go into a tailspin. The vets weren't good enough and neither were the prospects. The cup run led to long contracts for guys like Pisani, Horcoff etc..that turned into unmovable assets. You have to give him some props for going full rebuild once it was clear the Oilers were headed to the basement. He didn't try and "retool" ala Calgary and Burke...he pretty much cleared out the entire team and started over. There is what like 2 players left from those terrible teams?

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If the Oilers Don't improve this year tambo should be fired but if we compete for a playoff spot like i think we will then i think he stays.

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It's fantastic to have a story line that outweighs the "ratification of the CBA" or "Bettman apologizes"

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I dont see why there is so much hate towards him. Let him do what he came into do. We asked for a rebuild and were stoked on it and now in the 4th year of the rebuild we have no patience? Come on wait a season and see what happens. Why dont we see this year if doober can hold up for a year. Why dont we see if a healthy Whitney can give us a top 4. He has made bad moves and he has made great moves. But which GM hasnt. I would still say he has made a lot better of moves than a lot of GM's in the league. You also have to remember that he didnt have a lot to work with when he came in. If he had of made that blockbuster trade that we all wanted who wouldnt be here right now? Ebs? Hall? Nuge? Let him finish what he started. If we are still a mess in a couple years then yes give him the ax. But lets what and see how this team looks this year. Sure our defence is weak. But like ebs and hall both said. The responsibility is on everyone. We also need to stop turning the puck over. A lot of times the kids left us high and dry. Its a learning process. I hate how impatient some ppl are. Stick by your team and lets see what this team can do. If we cant do it then get someone else to blow it up once again.

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Its not like he came out and promised us a playoff run like Feaster. He has stuck to his plan. Of course he is gonna say he wants to make the playoffs. Everyone does. But lets see how this team turns out. We have a lot of interesting pieces coming in that could be the answer. And like I said what will doober do this year. Can he be a number 1? Goalies take a while to develop and he has had glimpses of being a legit guy.

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And if we finish bottom 5?
Look at situation, if its because of major injuries: keep him for one more year and make a significant trade

if its because players are sucking: Maybe let Tambo go and Im all for trading one of the big 4/5 to get a piece that can help us win. Im not married to these guys. If we can get Petroangelo, pull the trigger

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The Schultz signing itself should buy him a year. They handled it great as an organization. Some may say that it was not Tambo who stickhandled it (and it may not have been), but the reality is that they needed to get him, and they did.

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