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02-13-2013, 03:55 PM
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Tambellini by far

Can't respect any GM who ices a 30th, 30th and 29th place team in the last three years, while rocking a smile. Besides drafting 1st overall, he hasn't done much of anything that deserves praise. Getting Schultz was a good move, but the fact that the Oilers needed Gretzky and Coffey to beg him to come to Edmonton, shows how desperate the Oilers are for defensive talent.
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02-13-2013, 03:56 PM
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Feaster. He needs to keep his mouth shut cause all he does is put pressure on his players. Plus he's in denial that his team can be re-tooled, rather than re-built. His team already had enough big contracts on it, then he hands Dennis Wideman a massive deal.

At least he drafted Baertschi.

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02-13-2013, 04:06 PM
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Feaster. He needs to keep his mouth shut cause all he does is put pressure on his players. Plus he's in denial that his team can be re-tooled, rather than re-built. His team already had enough big contracts on it, then he hands Dennis Wideman a massive deal.

At least he drafted Baertschi.
He isn't allowed to rebuild, so far Wideman has been worth every penny, he plays top line minutes and has been very effective playing them and he has taken one of the worst pp's in the league and made them into one of the best. The worst thing Feaster has done is show confidence in his team o the horror

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02-13-2013, 04:08 PM
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Feaster. He needs to keep his mouth shut cause all he does is put pressure on his players. Plus he's in denial that his team can be re-tooled, rather than re-built. His team already had enough big contracts on it, then he hands Dennis Wideman a massive deal.

At least he drafted Baertschi.
To be fair, I think that's a verdict from ownership not to rebuild.

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02-13-2013, 04:09 PM
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Don Maloney. Can't even spend to the cap, relying on lesser players that no one else wants.
Is this a joke?

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Feaster. I'm sure he's a good legal mind but he doesn't have a clue about hockey.

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02-13-2013, 04:15 PM
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Sather is a **** GM. Has been for years.

He;s just lucky he's in an attractive market with money to spend.
Burke remarked in an interview that Sather is one of the smartest GM's in the league and that others are hesitant to trade with him because they're afraid they'll get screwed. The Gomez trade, for example.

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We call it "skinning a guy". The problem is if you skin a guy in a deal and you'll never make another trade with him again. And if you skin guys a lot, then a whole bunch of guys say 'you know what, I better not deal with that guy: he's too sharp.' You can be too good at the job to a point where, you know, Glen Sather's a genius and there was a point when guys were really nervous about picking up a phone and calling Glen Sather because he won so many deals. He made so many good deals in a row. You can be too sharp for your own good if you make too tough of deals or too many of 'em, but in general, the best deal you have is a deal that you both make again.
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02-13-2013, 04:25 PM
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Sather is a **** GM. Has been for years.

He;s just lucky he's in an attractive market with money to spend.
Wrong. He's rebuilt the team post lockout while maintaining an average to elite team in the process. The team is packed right now with homegrown talent and he's continued to probably be the best trading GM in the business.

Homegrown guys include:
Lundqvist (7th round), Girardi (undrafted free agent), Staal, MDZ, McD (never played for the habs or their ahl team), Callahan (4th), Stepan (2nd), Hagelin (6th), Kreider, Miller

Dubinsky and Anisimov were both second rounders who helped us a lot when they were with us and for what they eventually brought in for us

And possibly the best post-lockout trade in the entire NHL:
Gomez for McD and the cap space to sign Gaborik

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02-13-2013, 04:33 PM
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probably tambo, it's nice to see the kids but....not exactly well deserved. kind of off topic, sometimes i don't know what ***** and ******** mean, expand your vocabulary instead?

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02-13-2013, 04:33 PM
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2 competant lines now, Justin Schultz, a new coach... things are lokoing alright.
Must be hard drafting the consensus 1st overall pick 3 years in a row....

Tambellini has been awful in just about everything he has done. His team looks just as awful as it did 3 years ago.

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02-13-2013, 05:02 PM
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Must be hard drafting the consensus 1st overall pick 3 years in a row....

Tambellini has been awful in just about everything he has done. His team looks just as awful as it did 3 years ago.
Who cares how he did it? Our management accepted the harsh reality of a rebuild and out team looks much better than it did 3 years ago. Wat are u smoking on?

I guarantee you will be singing a different tune once you realise these harsh realities that we faced 3 years ago.

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02-13-2013, 05:19 PM
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How can anyone argue against Tambo? I'm an oiler fan but man that guy is god awful. all he does is sit on his ****ing hands and speculate.

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02-13-2013, 05:22 PM
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Has to be Tambellini

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02-13-2013, 05:28 PM
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Snow because Wang is the cheapest mother ****er you will ever hear of in your life.

Tambellini because he literally does nothing.

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Tambo.
Having said that, a team looking to rebuild should hire him on a 3 year contract. No one knows how to tank like he does.

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02-13-2013, 05:55 PM
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Tambellini.

30th 30th 29th. Probably 29th-30th again this season.

Nuff said.

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02-13-2013, 05:56 PM
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Tambellini doesn't deserve any credit for the group of potentially elite talent that the Oilers now have. While Eberle was a shrewd draft choice, a mentally challenged chimpanzee could have drafted Hall, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov. Had he managed to bring in top-end talent in a different manner then maybe he'd deserve some praise, but acquiring it through winning a draft lottery three years in a row is certainly not anything commendable.

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tambo, feaster

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Don Maloney. Can't even spend to the cap, relying on lesser players that no one else wants.
The guy who build the Western conference finalists last year on a strict budget? You can't be serious.

My vote goes to Garth Snow, honourable mention to the clown in Edmonton as his final product is yet to be delivered.. Either way, its pretty easy to draft 1st every year.. Schultz was recruited by Wayne Gretzky, and the weak blue line/no pressure environment.. I can't give the GM credit for that.

Snow offering every draft pick he had to move up two spots has to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Then, he picked the 6th best defenseman on the board.

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Feaster. He needs to keep his mouth shut cause all he does is put pressure on his players. Plus he's in denial that his team can be re-tooled, rather than re-built. His team already had enough big contracts on it, then he hands Dennis Wideman a massive deal.

At least he drafted Baertschi.
Wideman has been very good so far. 5yrsx5mill isn't exactly massive.

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02-13-2013, 06:09 PM
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Unless we see some results in the next 3-5 years, I think Tambo has to be a candidate for worst GM in the League.

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02-13-2013, 06:14 PM
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Now that Howson is gone, who is your choice as the worst GM in the league?

I pick Tambellini. The Oiler's have not made the playoffs during his tenure. In fact they've been among the absolute worst teams in teh league the majority of time he's been GM.

He's also done a poor job at selecting coaches. Ralph Kreuger is already the third coach he's hired.

Runner up would be Jay Feaster.
how?

i think he's done everything he possibly can right (hes basically tied by the hands by ownership)

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Joe Nieuwendyk is my vote. Tambellini is awful but they're in a rebuild stage and are hard to judge.
Stars aren't in a rebuild stage? They haven't gone full rebuild but check their roster, look at how many kids are playing. They're in a rebuild phase even if the goal is still to try and win.

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Joe Nieuwendyk. The James Neal trade should have gotten him fired alone.
Oh please. He took a chance trading an underperforming Neal for an underutilized Goligoski. Niskanen was terrible for the Stars after Zubov left as well. Goligoski hasn't been living up to what we were expecting but that's the nature of any trade, you take a chance, sometimes they work sometimes they don't. Neal would not be the player he is today for the Stars, no way no how.

Nieuwendyk has been phenomenal in the draft as well (see Texas Stars leading or close to leading the AHL in points), with the exception of the Scott Glennie pick. Don't even get me started on trading Visnevski + a 4th for Kari frigging Lehtonen. That EASILY trumps the Neal trade. Hell recently he picked up Aaron Rome (very similar to Fistric in skill level, meaning not incredible) on the cheap, then traded Fistric for a 3rd round pick. Basically got an extra pick for nothing. I don't think that's the sign of a bad GM. To say Joe is the worst GM is to blatantly ignore everything he's done right, which is most things. Cognitive dissonance.

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02-13-2013, 06:27 PM
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Feaster. He needs to keep his mouth shut cause all he does is put pressure on his players. Plus he's in denial that his team can be re-tooled, rather than re-built. His team already had enough big contracts on it, then he hands Dennis Wideman a massive deal.

At least he drafted Baertschi.
lol okay

he brought in both great prospects, and actual roster players... you can say what you want to but our future is looking more and more bright each year

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Wrong. He's rebuilt the team post lockout while maintaining an average to elite team in the process. The team is packed right now with homegrown talent and he's continued to probably be the best trading GM in the business.

Homegrown guys include:
Lundqvist (7th round), Girardi (undrafted free agent), Staal, MDZ, McD (never played for the habs or their ahl team), Callahan (4th), Stepan (2nd), Hagelin (6th), Kreider, Miller

Dubinsky and Anisimov were both second rounders who helped us a lot when they were with us and for what they eventually brought in for us

And possibly the best post-lockout trade in the entire NHL:
Gomez for McD and the cap space to sign Gaborik
I think Sather does a tremendous job fleecing, uh I mean trading with other GM's. You just have to take the check book away from him on FA day because the Redden, Drury, and Gomez contracts were brutal.

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