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01-04-2010, 03:34 PM
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Kevin Lowe on Oilers Lunch Today

Anybody else hearing this crap?

He says that the teams plan is to not finish in the bottom 5, C'mon Kevin wake up man, Your team stinks and you guys are asleep at the switch, also Bob should have been a bit more tougher on him when he said that.

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01-04-2010, 03:35 PM
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......................... if you read between the line he is saying he wants to finish in the bottom 2.

What do you expect him to say? "We plan to lose every game for the rest of the year"?

We all want a lottery pick but we don't want to watch a lottery team play. People complain about how much the Oilers suck when they play bad, now people complain when they say they don't want to finish in the bottom 5.

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Anybody else hearing this crap?

He says that the teams plan is to not finish in the bottom 5, C'mon Kevin wake up man, Your team stinks and you guys are asleep at the switch, also Bob should have been a bit more tougher on him when he said that.
He also said the fans need to be more supportive of the team on home ice.

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01-04-2010, 03:36 PM
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he can't come out and say the oilers are 'planning" to finish in the bottom 5, the oilers would be fined for tanking...

he's just saying what anyone in his situation would say

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what do people expect him to say publicly....

This team is going to loose the next 40 games so that at the draft they make sure that they pick High in the 1-3 range? Of Course he is going to say that the Oilers are not planning to suck for the rest of the season, it would look worse IMHO and I don't know if the League would look favorably on a comment like that either. It is ok for the fans and the media to talk about it but not very professional for management to say it.

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Anybody else hearing this crap?

He says that the teams plan is to not finish in the bottom 5, C'mon Kevin wake up man, Your team stinks and you guys are asleep at the switch, also Bob should have been a bit more tougher on him when he said that.
I just heard the very end after seeing your thread. Lowe says hey we won 5 in a row so we can win 7 in a row and claw ourselves back into this thing.

They are struggling at home because they are nervous and squeezing their sticks too hard etc...

That is pretty classic Lowe though. They start thinking one thing, hey maybe we need to rebuild. Well wait a second we just won two in a row. So let's forget about the rebuild and use up the rest of our cap space and strike out on another rainbow.

Obviously he can not say we want to tank it. But honestly history kind of shows that this is along the lines of the way he seems to think. I mean what about teams that sell off all their vets at the trade deadline. Clearly they are tanking and rebuilding.

At least Stauffer threw in a little veiled jab at Lowe. Basically saying after recent years the Oilers should realize you draft a star player to build around instead of trying to sign/trade for one. So drafting becomes ultimately important. Lowe did not really directly address that other than at the end of saying nothing, he said drafting is important.


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Anybody else hearing this crap?

He says that the teams plan is to not finish in the bottom 5, C'mon Kevin wake up man, Your team stinks and you guys are asleep at the switch, also Bob should have been a bit more tougher on him when he said that.
Well I mean, what do you want him to say?

"Yeah well, the players aren't playing well at all, we're going to tank and see what happens"

Hell when has any executive said something like that.


I don't really care what he says, as long as he doesn't trade the pick away, and doesn't touch our prospects, the rest will take care of itself. This team won't come close to sniffing the playoffs, and more likely than not, we'll have a Top-5(probably top-3 pick).

So Kevin Lowe/Tambo DON'T TRADE ANY PICKS OR PROSPECTS!! Trade anyone else(minus Penner, Hemsky, Brule, Vish, Smid and one of Gags/Cogs)!

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If Lowe is indeed making speechs like the one mentioned then we can only assume that he still has a ton of pull on moves and such with this team. How he still has any fingers in the Oiler pie is totally beyond me after some of the horrendous moves he has made.

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I just heard the very end after seeing your thread. Lowe says hey we won 5 in a row so we can win 7 in a row and claw ourselves back into this thing.

They are struggling at home because they are nervous and squeezing their sticks too hard etc...

That is pretty classic Lowe though. They start thinking one thing, hey maybe we need to rebuild. Well wait a second we just won two in a row. So let's forget about the rebuild and use up the rest of our cap space and strike out on another rainbow.

Obviously he can not say we want to tank it. But honestly history kind of shows that this is along the lines of the way he seems to think. I mean what about teams that sell off all their vets at the trade deadline. Clearly they are tanking and rebuilding.

At least Stauffer threw in a little veiled jab at low. Basically saying after recent years the Oilers should realize you draft a star player to build around instead of trying to sign/trade for one. So drafting becomes ultimately important. Lowe did not really directly address that other than at the end of saying nothing, he said drafting is important.
Well then there is the root cause of our problems, management is unable to make the hard choice and this results in perpetual wheel spinning.

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01-04-2010, 03:49 PM
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If Lowe is indeed making speechs like the one mentioned then we can only assume that he still has a ton of pull on moves and such with this team. How he still has any fingers in the Oiler pie is totally beyond me after some of the horrendous moves he has made.
He's the president of hockey Operations, I think that would indicate that his fingers are in the Oilers pie.

Tambillini is the GM now, he's the one making the moves so you don't have to worry about Lowe messing up and player decisions.

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This caller talking now knows his ****.

He's bang on...

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This caller talking now knows his ****.

He's bang on...
can you quote him for those of us radio challenged?

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Lowe said he would see in the next 20 games what happens. If it becomes evident that they are too far out of the playoff race, they will try to go in the rebuild mode (not exact words) but otherwise, they will not trade they're picks for emergency help (aka. Kotalik last year) so they aren't gonna do anything stupid.

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He also said the fans need to be more supportive of the team on home ice.
Can you ask for fans to be patient at this point?

Rexall really has become a dungeon of doom & gloom and the fans are lame for sure....but the Oilers franchise should be happy with the gates they're still getting because with such a long period of poor teams...it really could (and maybe should) be much worse.

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I just heard the very end after seeing your thread. Lowe says hey we won 5 in a row so we can win 7 in a row and claw ourselves back into this thing.

They are struggling at home because they are nervous and squeezing their sticks too hard etc...

That is pretty classic Lowe though. They start thinking one thing, hey maybe we need to rebuild. Well wait a second we just won two in a row. So let's forget about the rebuild and use up the rest of our cap space and strike out on another rainbow.

Obviously he can not say we want to tank it. But honestly history kind of shows that this is along the lines of the way he seems to think. I mean what about teams that sell off all their vets at the trade deadline. Clearly they are tanking and rebuilding.

At least Stauffer threw in a little veiled jab at Lowe. Basically saying after recent years the Oilers should realize you draft a star player to build around instead of trying to sign/trade for one. So drafting becomes ultimately important. Lowe did not really directly address that other than at the end of saying nothing, he said drafting is important.
We won 5 in a row and still weren't in the playoffs, now we are further away and he thinks 7 in a row makes things okay? If we win 7 in a row we would be in ninth, and that is with everyone in front of us losing. Then what happens after that 7 in a row we lose 3 and are back to 13th?

As for the drafting is it really that bad? Sure we didn't get a Tavares or Hedman yet, but we have been doing pretty good considering where we have been drafting.

Maybe we get lucky and draft one of those studs, but what is the plan if we don't? It seems that Hall is the answer, what happens if we draft him and he gets a serious injury? The plan should be to make a more balanced team not a team that relies upon drafting 1st overall.

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Lowe said he would see in the next 20 games what happens. If it becomes evident that they are too far out of the playoff race, they will try to go in the rebuild mode (not exact words) but otherwise, they will not trade they're picks for emergency help (aka. Kotalik last year) so they aren't gonna do anything stupid.
So Lowe is the one deciding what direction this team should go into? Seems like this is something you would want to hear from your GM not the Director of Rexall sports.

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We won 5 in a row and still weren't in the playoffs, now we are further away and he thinks 7 in a row makes things okay? If we win 7 in a row we would be in ninth, and that is with everyone in front of us losing. Then what happens after that 7 in a row we lose 3 and are back to 13th?

As for the drafting is it really that bad? Sure we didn't get a Tavares or Hedman yet, but we have been doing pretty good considering where we have been drafting.

Maybe we get lucky and draft one of those studs, but what is the plan if we don't? It seems that Hall is the answer, what happens if we draft him and he gets a serious injury? The plan should be to make a more balanced team not a team that relies upon drafting 1st overall.
Not to worry. This team can't win 7 in a row if you hand-wrote them the first 3 W's. That 5 game run was a study in luck. In the East, no less.

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So Lowe is the one deciding what direction this team should go into? Seems like this is something you would want to hear from your GM not the Director of Rexall sports.
Seems like Lowe still has some say in decisions still. So he knows what's going to happen.

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Can you ask for fans to be patient at this point?

Rexall really has become a dungeon of doom & gloom and the fans are lame for sure....but the Oilers franchise should be happy with the gates they're still getting because with such a long period of poor teams...it really could (and maybe should) be much worse.
I agree, we were told the samething last year and then in the off-season promised a good season. Not that I am complaining about how things are going, but you lie to us and expect us to cheer our butts off for one of the worse teams in the league?

I'm telling you it is all alcohol related. The weekend games people are louder and the liquor lines are longer. Maybe they need to drop liquor prices and noise volume will go up.

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Seems like Lowe still has some say in decisions still. So he knows what's going to happen.
From what I gather it is a group decision to some of the decisions, which isn't that bad I guess but why is Lowe always the one having these conversations? Is it because the director of rexall sports does very little and katz feels lowe should work for his money?

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Anybody else hearing this crap?

He says that the teams plan is to not finish in the bottom 5, C'mon Kevin wake up man, Your team stinks and you guys are asleep at the switch, also Bob should have been a bit more tougher on him when he said that.
They can plan all they like, but the talent level of this team will leave them in the bottom 5 regardless.

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what do people expect him to say publicly....
Sorry for sewering the hockey team, my resignation is effective immediately. Also, please dont retire my number, as I dont deserve it.

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If they were going to try and salvage the season we would have signed a goaltender by now.

Honestly, they could probably coax Weekes out of retirement if they really wanted to improve. Yes, begin the Weekes sucks comments, but he's better than what we have now.

Nobody "wants" to finish in the toilet. It is destiny at this point however. The Oilers often treat their fans like children.

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remember when people liked Kevin Lowe?

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They can plan all they like, but the talent level of this team will leave them in the bottom 5 regardless.
Bottom 3, no better than that. If we lose the next few...the sell-off has to be coming here doesn't it??? At least Moreau and Staios. Staios should be mercy traded to a playoff team.

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