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01-11-2009, 04:38 PM
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He may have answered the question, but he didnt have to do it like that.

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Only in Edmonton could you be so awful at your job for eight years and not have to worry about job security because you're best buddies with the boss. This franchise will not accomplish a damn thing with MacTavish and Lowe running the show.. I know Tambellini is the GM, but he's just a puppet.
Exactly. This team needs to quit hiring former Oilers so that situations like with MacT don't happen. It's like me owning a business and then hiring my incompetent brother. Sure he sucks at his job but how do you fire family without it being messy?

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All's he did was tell the truth, nothing wrong with that.....

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Only in Edmonton could you be so awful at your job for eight years and not have to worry about job security because you're best buddies with the boss. This franchise will not accomplish a damn thing with MacTavish and Lowe running the show.. I know Tambellini is the GM, but he's just a puppet.
Well they already took us to game 7 of the cup finals, which is more of an accomplishment than most other teams in the NHL since the lockout..

But let's put it all on the coach and Lowe.. The players have absolutely nothing to do with it at all..

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Craig's impatience got the best of him and he said something he should not have. It really should be none of the media's business who they call up but you have to protect your assets and this is just a poor way to handle this by Craig. Let the pro scouts from other teams determine he is slow and cannot help - don't do their homework for them and ensure he never nets you anything in a trade.

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Craig's impatience got the best of him and he said something he should not have. It really should be none of the media's business who they call up but you have to protect your assets and this is just a poor way to handle this by Craig. Let the pro scouts from other teams determine he is slow and cannot help - don't do their homework for them and ensure he never nets you anything in a trade.
That's a very good point as well.

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Well they already took us to game 7 of the cup finals, which is more of an accomplishment than most other teams in the NHL since the lockout..

But let's put it all on the coach and Lowe.. The players have absolutely nothing to do with it at all..
They did so via Pronger dragging them into the playoffs, and then Roloson getting hotter than any other player in the playoffs.

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Well they already took us to game 7 of the cup finals, which is more of an accomplishment than most other teams in the NHL since the lockout..

But let's put it all on the coach and Lowe.. The players have absolutely nothing to do with it at all..
Wow. One fluke run in damn near a decade, one in which they only made the playoffs because Vancouver sucked more. Hell, we should give these guys the keys to city and throw them a parade.

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Well they already took us to game 7 of the cup finals, which is more of an accomplishment than most other teams in the NHL since the lockout..

But let's put it all on the coach and Lowe.. The players have absolutely nothing to do with it at all..
So three months of magic make up for the rest of the eight years being mediocre? Despite what was promised by Lowe prior to the lockout ("things will be different post-CBA, just stick with us"), it's been arguably worse. Three playoff appearances in 7 seasons, probably gonna be 8 after this season.

And lol @ that sentence comment from you. When the team has had EIGHT different rosters achieving the same mediocre results, you don't think the coach and GM that have been there every year have a lot to do with the situation?

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Craig's impatience got the best of him and he said something he should not have. It really should be none of the media's business who they call up but you have to protect your assets and this is just a poor way to handle this by Craig. Let the pro scouts from other teams determine he is slow and cannot help - don't do their homework for them and ensure he never nets you anything in a trade.
Do you really think profesionnal scouts who watches prospects all year long don't know this already

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The Oilers aren't a lacrosse team

so there is no need for Robbie Schremp.

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so there is no need for Robbie Schremp.
Good to know that you didn't watch when he was up here.

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OMG, Robbie Schremp must be the most popular AHL dude. There's always discussion about him whenever Edmonton makes roster moves, when Edmonton starts camp...

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Good to know that you didn't watch when he was up here.
We don't need to, Mac-T spelled it out for us pretty clearly.

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The Oiler fans getting upset are likely the same ones who still think Schremp will be a PPG player in the NHL. MacT is probably sick to death of reports and everyone else asking about Schremp this, Schremp that. He done some slick moves in a competition. Okay, who cares? Good on MacTavish. Schremp's had chances to improve, he's been up with the club and I'm sure MacT told him what he needs to do, but he still hasn't done those things. No need to treat him like a child.

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What a BS thread. Does anyone have an idea what the question was? I suspect it was about why Robbie wasn't called up and MacT answered it perfectly. He wanted to put an end to it and that answer should do it. Schremp is soft, slow and couldn't check his hat at the door. He's made no commitment to improving his game in the minors which has lead to his benching in back-to-back games in the minors. Seems MacT knows what the situation is and called it perfectly.
The is entirely false and proves you've never seen him play more then one game.

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The Oiler fans getting upset are likely the same ones who still think Schremp will be a PPG player in the AHL. MacT is probably sick to death of reports and everyone else asking about Schremp this, Schremp that. He done some slick moves in a competition. Okay, who cares? Good on MacTavish. Schremp's had chances to improve, he's been up with the club and I'm sure MacT told him what he needs to do, but he still hasn't done those things. No need to treat him like a child.
Easiest "fixed" ever?

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Good to know that you didn't watch when he was up here.
If we are talking about "fluke runs" then why don't we mention that last time Schremp was up with the big team he got a fluky 3pts in 4 games. That is all. Mac T is absolutley right on with regards to his assessment of Robbie. Game number 3 with Rob up the Oilers had to bench him against the Sharks. We all know the Sharks are a superior team, but Robbie was as extremely mis matched and flat footed. He contributes little to no hustle, he is slow, and he brings no physical presence whats so ever. Thank you for the honesty Craig.
FYI- He was also bang on with regards to Penner and Nilson as well

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We don't need to, Mac-T spelled it out for us pretty clearly.
His first game up he was the best forward on the ice and a star of the game, but thats right Mac-t knows best.

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The Oiler fans getting upset are likely the same ones who still think Schremp will be a PPG player in the NHL. MacT is probably sick to death of reports and everyone else asking about Schremp this, Schremp that. He done some slick moves in a competition. Okay, who cares? Good on MacTavish. Schremp's had chances to improve, he's been up with the club and I'm sure MacT told him what he needs to do, but he still hasn't done those things. No need to treat him like a child.
Or the ones who actually watch this team, and know how much we suck. Also maybe the same ones who seen Rob play 4 solid NHL games this season before getting sent down for no reason. Yup the same ones who all think Mact is a bonafide idiot of a coach. And last but not least the same ones who want Mactavish fired today!

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His Shtick is getting old. Time to look in the mirror MacT.

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Yeah how many other coaches do you see "calling it perfectly" in a press conference like that about their prospects? Do you know what white lies are?

MacT should've said "we felt it wasn't the right time to bring Robbie up" and saved his "honest evaluation" for a 1-on-1 with him. Something like this probably just demoralizes Schremp even more. I'm sure he can't wait to get called up to EDM to play for a coach who thinks he's slow, soft and incapable of playing at an NHL level.
Well in fairness how many coaches endure 3 years of questions over one prospect? People in Edmonton act like Schremp is some sort of savior who is being held back by big bad MacT.

I agree he could have handled it better, but a diplomatic answer wasn't going to satisfy the media and fan base.

On another note I don't understand why the Oilers don't move Schremp when he has no real future with the team.

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The is entirely false and proves you've never seen him play more then one game.
Don't you just love posters who pose as a fan of another team just to antagonize others?

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Or the ones who actually watch this team, and know how much we suck. Also maybe the same ones who seen Rob play 4 solid NHL games this season before getting sent down for no reason. Yup the same ones who all think Mact is a bonafide idiot of a coach. And last but not least the same ones who want Mactavish fired.
People get so caught up with numbers it's not even funny. Schremp did not play 4 solid NHL games. In fact he was a detriment to the team in two of those games.

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His first game up he was the best forward on the ice and a star of the game, but thats right Mac-t knows best.
May I surmise that your assertion is that McTavish is intentionally not icing the best team he can?

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