Doesn't look happy. Do we even phone people to ask if they wanna be with the Oil?
Tambi's probably sick of all the No's.
If you're a player, it doesn't matter if you're a fourth liner, first liner, and you look at this organization, why in hell would you want to come here? Your family is here (Smyth) or well, now I'm going to call them dubious reasons (Justin Schultz).
That's it. No player in the league wants to come here, lest they catch the culture of losing that permeates from the once-great City of Champions. There is a rotten stink in the dressing room of the Oilers hall of glory.
You wouldn't guess once that the dynastic 80's Oilers or the hard-working tough-as-nails 90s ones once laced up in there.
Well we're tied for the 4th pick over all right now. This team doesn't seem to have the will to make up any ground so I can't see that situation improving at all. Looks like a top 5 pick at this years draft. Probably number two or three. However, since every team is out playing us first pick is hardly out of the question. In fact it's only three points away. Maybe they should change the name to the Oil Tankers.
If I were the Oilers, I'd try to take a run at Dallas Eakins from the Leafs, he's a fantastic coach. Hope it doesn't happen, I prefer to keep Eaks in the organization. However, he's too good of a coach for the AHL, and if he was to be promoted(which he deserves) I'd hope it's out west.
He does wonders with young players, and helps them develop into smart players.
I haven't heard the whole show so I'll take your word on that. I just heard him say how you can't make trades during the season so there's nothing Tambo can do.
I heard Brown and Tencer going at it a while back on whether the Oilers should be expecting some improvement or not after all these years of ********. Brown was in full apologist mode. It was quite painful to hear, really.