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05-19-2013, 01:49 PM
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The Affliates of the Franchise

Back sometime near the end of the 2009-2010 season the Oilers were finishing last in the league. Someone on this board pointed out that it wasn't just the Oilers, but every team they were attached to.

2009-2010

Edmonton Oilers- Last in the NHL

Springfield Falcons - Last in the AHL

Stockton Thunder - 13th of 20 teams Overall

Oil Kings - 2nd last in the WHL (I'm unsure of how the Oilers are affiliated)

2012-2013

Edmonton Oilers - 12th in Conference (24th in League)

OKC Barons - Currently in the Conference Finals for the second consecutive year

Stockton Thunder - Currently in the Kelly Cup (ECHL Finals)

Edmonton Oil Kings - Lost in the WHL Finals after winning last year

So, other than the Oilers (the ones who really matter) there have been massive improvements in the quality of the organization. Is this just the natural flow of the rising and falling of teams, or is it one of the bright spots of Tambo's tenure? How much more confident are you in the development of prospects now opposed to 2009-2010? Do you see this success continuing?

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Back sometime near the end of the 2009-2010 season the Oilers were finishing last in the league. Someone on this board pointed out that it wasn't just the Oilers, but every team they were attached to.

2009-2010

Edmonton Oilers- Last in the NHL

Springfield Falcons - Last in the AHL

Stockton Thunder - 13th of 20 teams Overall

Oil Kings - 2nd last in the WHL (I'm unsure of how the Oilers are affiliated)

2012-2013

Edmonton Oilers - 12th in Conference (24th in League)

OKC Barons - Currently in the Conference Finals for the second consecutive year

Stockton Thunder - Currently in the Kelly Cup (ECHL Finals)

Edmonton Oil Kings - Lost in the WHL Finals after winning last year

So, other than the Oilers (the ones who really matter) there have been massive improvements in the quality of the organization. Is this just the natural flow of the rising and falling of teams, or is it one of the bright spots of Tambo's tenure? How much more confident are you in the development of prospects now opposed to 2009-2010? Do you see this success continuing?
Well to be fair , Tambo was always a good Assistant GM, he would have made a great one here . That being said , we (the oilers ) always have a tendency to place people in a position that is over their heads in term of skills , be that on the ice or in the office

But to get back on track , the answer is yes . A strong base will always keep the house strong

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Good prospects make for a strong future team. The Binghamton Senators are a good example of this; many of their players from their championship team are now playing in Ottawa.

Also I don't believe NHL franchises are permitted to have affiliates in a junior league, but the Oil Kings to the Oilers are as close as it gets when you consider how many of our draft picks play(ed) on that team.

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When they went to OKC they said look at the Texas Stars. What they meant by that is look at what making key veteran signings and having solid goaltending can do for a team. They went from a non-playoff team to the AHL finals in one year. This is what the Oilers tried to copy and it worked for them.

Having success at levels less than NHL isn't hard to do if you put the time and money in.

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you also have to account that the oilers didnt have a proper farm system with any kind of familiarity. they had roadrunner, falcons no team barons etc etc. i dont think its hard to imagine how hard it is for players to settle in when they dont even know where they will be next season. its alos why we havent developed many goalies as there has been no where for them to play.

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