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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737083 is a reply to message #737080 ]
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I am not necessarily against the hiring but it's such an Oilers thing to do!!
Just like with Lucic, mgmt pined and moaned about Lucic type players for years and then when they got him he was well past his prime and the game had changed.
Same with Holland...the braintrust has emulated the Detroit model for as far back as I can remember...only problem is Detroit stopped using their own model about 5 yrs ago and has been spending close to the cap and in a rebuild for the last 2-3!!
So yeah, why not bring Holland in??!! lol
Who knows?! Good or bad nothing shocks me with the Oilers!!



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737085 is a reply to message #737083 ]
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As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....


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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 07:15

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....


Just so we are clear, Stevie Y would also have been dissed as well. No person that ever played hockey can also be a good GM .....



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737093 is a reply to message #737087 ]
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Burgeoboy wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 04:48

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 07:15

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....


Just so we are clear, Stevie Y would also have been dissed as well. No person that ever played hockey can also be a good GM .....

I sure would. Until the men responsible for the last 20 years of debacle are held accountable and removed, I have no reason to believe the last 20 years won't continue.



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737095 is a reply to message #737087 ]
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Burgeoboy wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 04:48

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 07:15

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....


Just so we are clear, Stevie Y would also have been dissed as well. No person that ever played hockey can also be a good GM .....


What it comes down to on this and any other platform is that until the Oilers start winning playoff games no hire will be the right one. Katz and OEG could build the ideal GM from scratch and this forum in particular would sh1t all over it.



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737097 is a reply to message #737095 ]
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PoolParty wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:57

Burgeoboy wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 04:48

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 07:15

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....


Just so we are clear, Stevie Y would also have been dissed as well. No person that ever played hockey can also be a good GM .....


What it comes down to on this and any other platform is that until the Oilers start winning playoff games no hire will be the right one. Katz and OEG could build the ideal GM from scratch and this forum in particular would sh1t all over it.


That’s the whole point! We don’t care who the GM is, it doesn’t matter.

The only way there will be organizational change is if entrenched management goes. The only staff move(s) that we would’ve been happy with, are ones where Kevin, Craig, Scott, and company were removed from the organization. Many were hoping that with the new GM, there would be capacity and willingness to remove old management. We think Holland won’t do this, therefore, it’s not a popular move. If the new GM seemed like someone who was going to release entrenched management, then we would be happy. Pretty straight forward.



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737096 is a reply to message #737085 ]
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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737100 is a reply to message #737096 ]
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It is amazing to read the posters on here talk about no way Holland comes here, he just signed an extension, & no main stream media person is saying it so it can't be true. My god are some of you brainwashed. Oh I need someone to say the same thing 100 times before I believe it.

I think for a lot of us we are disappointed as how this played out. Yes there weren't a ton of candidates that came forward as sexy but they also interviewed people that insiders didn't discuss as well. So maybe that is a step in the right direction.

What isn't great about this is Holland was one of the guys guiding Bob on what to do properly and Bob ended up failing at that in that he hired Holland. We will see if Kretzky gets kept on, my hunch is that he will and will either be AGM or lead scout but be "groomed" for GM so it helps with optics in a few years if Holland retires.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737114 is a reply to message #737110 ]
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Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:18

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737119 is a reply to message #737114 ]
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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:18

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".



I for one think the Oilers deserve the benefit of the doubt that this, the 5th GM since Sather left, will finally have some ability to do the job unlike the previous 4. And I hope his "autonomy" doesn't mean he is too proud to get feedback from all the winners in the offices upstairs.



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 Re: Ken Holland accepts Oilers GM offer [message #737124 is a reply to message #737119 ]
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CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:18

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".



I for one think the Oilers deserve the benefit of the doubt that this, the 5th GM since Sather left, will finally have some ability to do the job unlike the previous 4. And I hope his "autonomy" doesn't mean he is too proud to get feedback from all the winners in the offices upstairs.


It's true. Why do all these negative nellies not want to wait to see if the exact same management group with one more old guy who they know from Team Canada can produce different results from the same group with a different Team Canada relationship last year?

I'm sure that McDavid has boundless patience for this carousel to go around a few more times, right? Why is everyone so impatient? I've been told before (by Oilers media guys) that you can't really judge a GM until you're 4 or 5 years in to their reign!



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Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:38

CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:18

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".



I for one think the Oilers deserve the benefit of the doubt that this, the 5th GM since Sather left, will finally have some ability to do the job unlike the previous 4. And I hope his "autonomy" doesn't mean he is too proud to get feedback from all the winners in the offices upstairs.


It's true. Why do all these negative nellies not want to wait to see if the exact same management group with one more old guy who they know from Team Canada can produce different results from the same group with a different Team Canada relationship last year?

I'm sure that McDavid has boundless patience for this carousel to go around a few more times, right? Why is everyone so impatient? I've been told before (by Oilers media guys) that you can't really judge a GM until you're 4 or 5 years in to their reign!



I am willing to wait and see with Holland. I mentioned in the spec thread at one point that I dont have any real idea what happens with these guys behind closed doors so maybe he is best for the job.

He has done nothing wrong to the Oilers so until then he has my support.

The rest of the OBC is long out of my circle of trust.



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Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:38

CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:18

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".



I for one think the Oilers deserve the benefit of the doubt that this, the 5th GM since Sather left, will finally have some ability to do the job unlike the previous 4. And I hope his "autonomy" doesn't mean he is too proud to get feedback from all the winners in the offices upstairs.


It's true. Why do all these negative nellies not want to wait to see if the exact same management group with one more old guy who they know from Team Canada can produce different results from the same group with a different Team Canada relationship last year?

I'm sure that McDavid has boundless patience for this carousel to go around a few more times, right? Why is everyone so impatient? I've been told before (by Oilers media guys) that you can't really judge a GM until you're 4 or 5 years in to their reign!


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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:18

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




This coming from the guy that said no way Holland comes here and no main stream media person is saying it (last week) so there is no way....



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McDavid97 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:18

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




This coming from the guy that said no way Holland comes here and no main stream media person is saying it (last week) so there is no way....


I didn't think he was coming. Given his relationship with Nicholson, his pedigree and experience, I could understand why Nicholson would be interested in Holland but I didn't see a fit for Holland to come to the Oilers. Am I not allowed to give an opinion?



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:32

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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




This coming from the guy that said no way Holland comes here and no main stream media person is saying it (last week) so there is no way....


I didn't think he was coming. Given his relationship with Nicholson, his pedigree and experience, I could understand why Nicholson would be interested in Holland but I didn't see a fit for Holland to come to the Oilers. Am I not allowed to give an opinion?


Sure, have an option. Put in typical fashion you were condescending about it and repeated yourself hoping someone would buy your BS.

Now, again typical, instead of backtracking and admitting you were 100% wrong you are doubling down.

Maybe look outside of the bubble you live in. The world can be fun, yours seems filled with anger and ignorance.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:32

McDavid97 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:25

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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 08:02

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

I said a similar comment on twitter and in another thread recently. I can't think of a candidate that hasn't got carved up by Oilers fans. Even McCrimmon, who was the sexy pick and they didn't even get a chance to go after, got carved for lack of experience. Some questioned how much involvement he even had with putting Vegas together. I even saw someone throw him under the bus because he picked Reinhart from the Oilers in the expansion draft.

Where I disagree with you is I think even Yzerman would have received negative because I am sure he's made the odd bad move because no one is perfect. OR someone will bring up that his team hasn't won anything so he can't make a winner.


What's really amazing is that the exact same people that hired Chia just used the exact same process to hire Holland (no interview, hired based off of reputation), and there are still people out there saying, "THIS time it's all totally going to work out, just give it a chance".

The problem isn't the name of the person they're hiring, it's that the whole process and mindset of this organization is so obviously flawed and literally nothing has changed. That's why they can go through 4 GMs and 6 head coaches, and still be awful.


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




This coming from the guy that said no way Holland comes here and no main stream media person is saying it (last week) so there is no way....


I didn't think he was coming. Given his relationship with Nicholson, his pedigree and experience, I could understand why Nicholson would be interested in Holland but I didn't see a fit for Holland to come to the Oilers. Am I not allowed to give an opinion?


Here is some of your comments:

Because Rod Pederson was known for being this amazing source of credible information. icon_rolleyes

When someone like Friedman who actually has legit contacts mentions it, then I will see it as having legs.

I have seen by multiple people that supposedly Holland hasn't even been asked. He just signed a new deal to be the Pres in Detroit.


It's one thing to have an opinion but when you say oh X didn't say it yet it can't be true.

So Friedman and others never said anything about Holland being interviewed or mentioned being a lead for the GM job until the last few days when this contract was offered to them. They may have hinted if other candidates are out he might be one that would be there. All the talk was about Kretzky feelings, McCrimmon, Burke, and Hunter. Wow magically they were all wrong when they said that... it's amazing isn't it. Just because people you follow doesn't say it doesn't mean it did / didn't happen. You question the ones that got it right a week ago (whether or not it was a guess) but don't question whether the people you follow actually know everything.

Edit added:

So either this decision was rushed in the last few days (although some said it a week ago) and they just picked Holland or maybe these "insiders" actually didn't have the inside scoop... shocking.

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I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.

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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.



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Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:35

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.


What if he is the Pres of Hockey ops and GM, then can he?

I have said it a few times. I don't know if he is the right guy. I didn't think he was coming because I didn't see the upside for him and leaving the City and organization you have been with for over 30 yrs and uprooting your entire life at 63 would be extremely hard. I saw a tweet yesterday that before he could say yes, he had to meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss in person to tell her he was leaving and I assume say sorry for leaving and hug it out. I don't see him doing all that to come in and be a puppet and happily accept working with a bunch of guys who are lousy at their job.

If I was Holland, I have a job, a good job. Maybe not exactly the job I want but it's a good job, pays me well. I am in a City I am extremely comfortable with, my family is happy to live there, I am with an organization I know extremely well, that treats me like a King and I am comfortable with. So when the Oilers come calling, I am telling them I am not leaving all that unless I am allowed to surround myself with my people. I could be 100% wrong but if I was in his shoes, even if I was buddies with Nicholson and a few others, no way I make that move. I am not coming here to tarnish my legacy and potentially make myself look like an idiot by taking a job that has no chance of succeeding if all the same people are allowed to stay.

I get you guys think I stick up for Oilers no matter what but I am not. I am just looking at this like a business guy would. I wouldn't leave a situation I am comfortable with to take a job where sure maybe I got a raise but baring a miracle, probably doesn't go well if you aren't allowed to make changes.

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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:35

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.


What if he is the Pres of Hockey ops and GM, then can he?

I have said it a few times. I don't know if he is the right guy. I didn't think he was coming because I didn't see the upside for him and leaving the City and organization you have been with for over 30 yrs and uprooting your entire life at 63 would be extremely hard. I saw a tweet yesterday that before he could say yes, he had to meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss in person to tell her he was leaving and I assume say sorry for leaving and hug it out. I don't see him doing all that to come in and be a puppet and happily accept working with a bunch of guys who are lousy at their job.

If I was Holland, I have a job, a good job. Maybe not exactly the job I want but it's a good job, pays me well. I am in a City I am extremely comfortable with, my family is happy to live there, I am with an organization I know extremely well, that treats me like a King and I am comfortable with. So when the Oilers come calling, I am telling them I am not leaving all that unless I am allowed to surround myself with my people. I could be 100% wrong but if I was in his shoes, even if I was buddies with Nicholson and a few others, no way I make that move. I am not coming here to tarnish my legacy and potentially make myself look like an idiot by taking a job that has no chance of succeeding if all the same people are allowed to stay.

I get you guys think I stick up for Oilers no matter what but I am not. I am just looking at this like a business guy would. I wouldn't leave a situation I am comfortable with to take a job where sure maybe I got a raise but baring a miracle, probably doesn't go well if you aren't allowed to make changes.


The guys hiring him are the ones you want fired. And they're his buddies. And he's being paid a ton of money to come here. And they've promised him free wine.

I will be shocked if there's much of anyone let go here. And even if they are, I think you'll have to watch to see if they actually leave. Remember, we've fired MacTavish and Howson before, but like a zombie movie, they just keep coming back.

Honestly, we should just count ourselves lucky if they don't hire back Buchberger.



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Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:10

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:35

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.


What if he is the Pres of Hockey ops and GM, then can he?

I have said it a few times. I don't know if he is the right guy. I didn't think he was coming because I didn't see the upside for him and leaving the City and organization you have been with for over 30 yrs and uprooting your entire life at 63 would be extremely hard. I saw a tweet yesterday that before he could say yes, he had to meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss in person to tell her he was leaving and I assume say sorry for leaving and hug it out. I don't see him doing all that to come in and be a puppet and happily accept working with a bunch of guys who are lousy at their job.

If I was Holland, I have a job, a good job. Maybe not exactly the job I want but it's a good job, pays me well. I am in a City I am extremely comfortable with, my family is happy to live there, I am with an organization I know extremely well, that treats me like a King and I am comfortable with. So when the Oilers come calling, I am telling them I am not leaving all that unless I am allowed to surround myself with my people. I could be 100% wrong but if I was in his shoes, even if I was buddies with Nicholson and a few others, no way I make that move. I am not coming here to tarnish my legacy and potentially make myself look like an idiot by taking a job that has no chance of succeeding if all the same people are allowed to stay.

I get you guys think I stick up for Oilers no matter what but I am not. I am just looking at this like a business guy would. I wouldn't leave a situation I am comfortable with to take a job where sure maybe I got a raise but baring a miracle, probably doesn't go well if you aren't allowed to make changes.


The guys hiring him are the ones you want fired. And they're his buddies. And he's being paid a ton of money to come here. And they've promised him free wine.

I will be shocked if there's much of anyone let go here. And even if they are, I think you'll have to watch to see if they actually leave. Remember, we've fired MacTavish and Howson before, but like a zombie movie, they just keep coming back.

Honestly, we should just count ourselves lucky if they don't hire back Buchberger.


Obviously we differ in what we think will happen. I don't see Wayne who's basically the Oilers ambassador with a nicer title getting fired. I don't expect Klowe to get fired either. But I am talking the day to day guys. The guys doing most of the work. I don't see Holland coming here and being told "here are your right hand men".



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Outside of TSN, no one is reporting anything officially. Wonder if there's some internal matters that need to be settle before they have the official press conference. Not even shill Stauffer has peeped anything yet.


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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:35

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.


What if he is the Pres of Hockey ops and GM, then can he?

I have said it a few times. I don't know if he is the right guy. I didn't think he was coming because I didn't see the upside for him and leaving the City and organization you have been with for over 30 yrs and uprooting your entire life at 63 would be extremely hard. I saw a tweet yesterday that before he could say yes, he had to meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss in person to tell her he was leaving and I assume say sorry for leaving and hug it out. I don't see him doing all that to come in and be a puppet and happily accept working with a bunch of guys who are lousy at their job.

If I was Holland, I have a job, a good job. Maybe not exactly the job I want but it's a good job, pays me well. I am in a City I am extremely comfortable with, my family is happy to live there, I am with an organization I know extremely well, that treats me like a King and I am comfortable with. So when the Oilers come calling, I am telling them I am not leaving all that unless I am allowed to surround myself with my people. I could be 100% wrong but if I was in his shoes, even if I was buddies with Nicholson and a few others, no way I make that move. I am not coming here to tarnish my legacy and potentially make myself look like an idiot by taking a job that has no chance of succeeding if all the same people are allowed to stay.

I get you guys think I stick up for Oilers no matter what but I am not. I am just looking at this like a business guy would. I wouldn't leave a situation I am comfortable with to take a job where sure maybe I got a raise but baring a miracle, probably doesn't go well if you aren't allowed to make changes.


Reasons to leave:

$25 Million.
Detroit is not a nice city. Edmonton is nicer.
Few people who were first in command, want to be second in command.

Reasons to go:

I agree, he might actually have free reign of the entire org. If he does, awesome. If he doesn't, then the team might as well have stayed with Chia or Keith.



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Magnum wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:35

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.


What if he is the Pres of Hockey ops and GM, then can he?

I have said it a few times. I don't know if he is the right guy. I didn't think he was coming because I didn't see the upside for him and leaving the City and organization you have been with for over 30 yrs and uprooting your entire life at 63 would be extremely hard. I saw a tweet yesterday that before he could say yes, he had to meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss in person to tell her he was leaving and I assume say sorry for leaving and hug it out. I don't see him doing all that to come in and be a puppet and happily accept working with a bunch of guys who are lousy at their job.

If I was Holland, I have a job, a good job. Maybe not exactly the job I want but it's a good job, pays me well. I am in a City I am extremely comfortable with, my family is happy to live there, I am with an organization I know extremely well, that treats me like a King and I am comfortable with. So when the Oilers come calling, I am telling them I am not leaving all that unless I am allowed to surround myself with my people. I could be 100% wrong but if I was in his shoes, even if I was buddies with Nicholson and a few others, no way I make that move. I am not coming here to tarnish my legacy and potentially make myself look like an idiot by taking a job that has no chance of succeeding if all the same people are allowed to stay.

I get you guys think I stick up for Oilers no matter what but I am not. I am just looking at this like a business guy would. I wouldn't leave a situation I am comfortable with to take a job where sure maybe I got a raise but baring a miracle, probably doesn't go well if you aren't allowed to make changes.


Reasons to leave:

$25 Million.
Detroit is not a nice city. Edmonton is nicer.
Few people who were first in command, want to be second in command.

Reasons to go:

I agree, he might actually have free reign of the entire org. If he does, awesome. If he doesn't, then the team might as well have stayed with Chia or Keith.


I agree with you. If you are just going to keep everyone, then it would have just been easier to keep Keith Gretzky. Part of me thinks they would have gone that way but they knew Edmonton would go nuclear which they should. This might shock people but I would have freaked out if they just hired Gretzky and kept everyone.

Where I differ from Adam when I talk about the organization and who to fire. I know he would like to see the Oilers go scorched earth. As in Katz is the owner and no one is left. This includes Wayne who personally I think is just the Oilers Ambassador but they gave him a VP title because it sounds better. When I say I think Holland will be allowed to fire/bring in his own people. I am talking the day to day guys. I don't see a scenario where Holland takes the job and he's told who is staff is. He's Pres & GM and then Nicholson tells him his right hand men are Howson, Mac T & Sutter.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:44

Magnum wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:35

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.


What if he is the Pres of Hockey ops and GM, then can he?

I have said it a few times. I don't know if he is the right guy. I didn't think he was coming because I didn't see the upside for him and leaving the City and organization you have been with for over 30 yrs and uprooting your entire life at 63 would be extremely hard. I saw a tweet yesterday that before he could say yes, he had to meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss in person to tell her he was leaving and I assume say sorry for leaving and hug it out. I don't see him doing all that to come in and be a puppet and happily accept working with a bunch of guys who are lousy at their job.

If I was Holland, I have a job, a good job. Maybe not exactly the job I want but it's a good job, pays me well. I am in a City I am extremely comfortable with, my family is happy to live there, I am with an organization I know extremely well, that treats me like a King and I am comfortable with. So when the Oilers come calling, I am telling them I am not leaving all that unless I am allowed to surround myself with my people. I could be 100% wrong but if I was in his shoes, even if I was buddies with Nicholson and a few others, no way I make that move. I am not coming here to tarnish my legacy and potentially make myself look like an idiot by taking a job that has no chance of succeeding if all the same people are allowed to stay.

I get you guys think I stick up for Oilers no matter what but I am not. I am just looking at this like a business guy would. I wouldn't leave a situation I am comfortable with to take a job where sure maybe I got a raise but baring a miracle, probably doesn't go well if you aren't allowed to make changes.


Reasons to leave:

$25 Million.
Detroit is not a nice city. Edmonton is nicer.
Few people who were first in command, want to be second in command.

Reasons to go:

I agree, he might actually have free reign of the entire org. If he does, awesome. If he doesn't, then the team might as well have stayed with Chia or Keith.


I agree with you. If you are just going to keep everyone, then it would have just been easier to keep Keith Gretzky. Part of me thinks they would have gone that way but they knew Edmonton would go nuclear which they should. This might shock people but I would have freaked out if they just hired Gretzky and kept everyone.

Where I differ from Adam when I talk about the organization and who to fire. I know he would like to see the Oilers go scorched earth. As in Katz is the owner and no one is left. This includes Wayne who personally I think is just the Oilers Ambassador but they gave him a VP title because it sounds better. When I say I think Holland will be allowed to fire/bring in his own people. I am talking the day to day guys. I don't see a scenario where Holland takes the job and he's told who is staff is. He's Pres & GM and then Nicholson tells him his right hand men are Howson, Mac T & Sutter.


Whoa whoa whoa...let's not get crazy here. No one has told him he has to keep Sutter! If a Sutter firing is enough to impress you with his unbridled autonomy then you may be pleasantly surprised. It's possible they let Holland make a deeper cut than that too...Dustin Schwartz could get axed too!



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Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 13:04

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:44

Magnum wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:58

Adam wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:35

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30

I would have liked to have been able to pick more people to be fired in the poll.


It's pretty rare that you're allowed to fire UP. Vice-Chairs out-rank General Managers I'm afraid.


What if he is the Pres of Hockey ops and GM, then can he?

I have said it a few times. I don't know if he is the right guy. I didn't think he was coming because I didn't see the upside for him and leaving the City and organization you have been with for over 30 yrs and uprooting your entire life at 63 would be extremely hard. I saw a tweet yesterday that before he could say yes, he had to meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss in person to tell her he was leaving and I assume say sorry for leaving and hug it out. I don't see him doing all that to come in and be a puppet and happily accept working with a bunch of guys who are lousy at their job.

If I was Holland, I have a job, a good job. Maybe not exactly the job I want but it's a good job, pays me well. I am in a City I am extremely comfortable with, my family is happy to live there, I am with an organization I know extremely well, that treats me like a King and I am comfortable with. So when the Oilers come calling, I am telling them I am not leaving all that unless I am allowed to surround myself with my people. I could be 100% wrong but if I was in his shoes, even if I was buddies with Nicholson and a few others, no way I make that move. I am not coming here to tarnish my legacy and potentially make myself look like an idiot by taking a job that has no chance of succeeding if all the same people are allowed to stay.

I get you guys think I stick up for Oilers no matter what but I am not. I am just looking at this like a business guy would. I wouldn't leave a situation I am comfortable with to take a job where sure maybe I got a raise but baring a miracle, probably doesn't go well if you aren't allowed to make changes.


Reasons to leave:

$25 Million.
Detroit is not a nice city. Edmonton is nicer.
Few people who were first in command, want to be second in command.

Reasons to go:

I agree, he might actually have free reign of the entire org. If he does, awesome. If he doesn't, then the team might as well have stayed with Chia or Keith.


I agree with you. If you are just going to keep everyone, then it would have just been easier to keep Keith Gretzky. Part of me thinks they would have gone that way but they knew Edmonton would go nuclear which they should. This might shock people but I would have freaked out if they just hired Gretzky and kept everyone.

Where I differ from Adam when I talk about the organization and who to fire. I know he would like to see the Oilers go scorched earth. As in Katz is the owner and no one is left. This includes Wayne who personally I think is just the Oilers Ambassador but they gave him a VP title because it sounds better. When I say I think Holland will be allowed to fire/bring in his own people. I am talking the day to day guys. I don't see a scenario where Holland takes the job and he's told who is staff is. He's Pres & GM and then Nicholson tells him his right hand men are Howson, Mac T & Sutter.


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So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




You're correct, I don't work for the Oilers, nor was I a part of the hiring team.

I'm basing it on the fact that every single step of this process has played out in the open, including who was on the Oilers list every step of the way (and Holland often wasn't included), the fact that Mark Hunter got two interviews, and details of Holland's contract offer before he even accepted it, but I had not read anything suggesting that Holland had been interviewed, or even received serious consideration up until a few days ago.

Now, do I think the Oilers called Holland and asked him a few questions before offering him the position? I think that's entirely possible. Do I think that they actually put him through a hiring process commensurate with running a $100M business? Not for a second.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 09:25


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




You're correct, I don't work for the Oilers, nor was I a part of the hiring team.

I'm basing it on the fact that every single step of this process has played out in the open, including who was on the Oilers list every step of the way (and Holland often wasn't included), the fact that Mark Hunter got two interviews, and details of Holland's contract offer before he even accepted it, but I had not read anything suggesting that Holland had been interviewed, or even received serious consideration up until a few days ago.

Now, do I think the Oilers called Holland and asked him a few questions before offering him the position? I think that's entirely possible. Do I think that they actually put him through a hiring process commensurate with running a $100M business? Not for a second.

I think the Oilers leak whatever information they want to leak. So I think they leaked some of their candidates. I also think that there were other people they interviewed that we don't know about. Supposedly Holland before he said yes, had to go meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss to tell her personally that he was leaving. They probably had a cry and hugged it out. So if Holland felt the need to tell an 86 yr old woman he was leaving before he said yes, do you think he would want it leaked out what so EVER that he got interviewed? I have no clue if it happened but is it completely impossible they interviewed him and it didn't get out?



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:37

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 12:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 09:25


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




You're correct, I don't work for the Oilers, nor was I a part of the hiring team.

I'm basing it on the fact that every single step of this process has played out in the open, including who was on the Oilers list every step of the way (and Holland often wasn't included), the fact that Mark Hunter got two interviews, and details of Holland's contract offer before he even accepted it, but I had not read anything suggesting that Holland had been interviewed, or even received serious consideration up until a few days ago.

Now, do I think the Oilers called Holland and asked him a few questions before offering him the position? I think that's entirely possible. Do I think that they actually put him through a hiring process commensurate with running a $100M business? Not for a second.

I think the Oilers leak whatever information they want to leak. So I think they leaked some of their candidates. I also think that there were other people they interviewed that we don't know about. Supposedly Holland before he said yes, had to go meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss to tell her personally that he was leaving. They probably had a cry and hugged it out. So if Holland felt the need to tell an 86 yr old woman he was leaving before he said yes, do you think he would want it leaked out what so EVER that he got interviewed? I have no clue if it happened but is it completely impossible they interviewed him and it didn't get out?


Holland has been under contract with the Red Wings the whole time. The Oilers need to get permission from the team to talk to him, so there's no ability to keep this secret from the Illitch's.

Rishaug tweeted this out 6 days ago:

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@TSNRyanRishaug: Ken Holland is not an option for the Oilers at this point and no permission has been sought from Det. to speak with him. No change from @DarrenDreger
report last week, Holland is not on the short list of candidates for the job as of now.


https://twitter.com/TSNRyanRishaug/status/112295964343141171 2




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Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 12:46

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:37

Goose wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 12:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 09:25


So what do you base your comment on he didn't get an interview? Do you work for the Oilers? Were you part of the hiring team? I saw your same comment tweeted by an Oilers blogger. Doesn't work for the team, just another Oilers blogger who apparently has "contacts".




You're correct, I don't work for the Oilers, nor was I a part of the hiring team.

I'm basing it on the fact that every single step of this process has played out in the open, including who was on the Oilers list every step of the way (and Holland often wasn't included), the fact that Mark Hunter got two interviews, and details of Holland's contract offer before he even accepted it, but I had not read anything suggesting that Holland had been interviewed, or even received serious consideration up until a few days ago.

Now, do I think the Oilers called Holland and asked him a few questions before offering him the position? I think that's entirely possible. Do I think that they actually put him through a hiring process commensurate with running a $100M business? Not for a second.

I think the Oilers leak whatever information they want to leak. So I think they leaked some of their candidates. I also think that there were other people they interviewed that we don't know about. Supposedly Holland before he said yes, had to go meet Marian Illitch, the wife of his dead boss to tell her personally that he was leaving. They probably had a cry and hugged it out. So if Holland felt the need to tell an 86 yr old woman he was leaving before he said yes, do you think he would want it leaked out what so EVER that he got interviewed? I have no clue if it happened but is it completely impossible they interviewed him and it didn't get out?


Holland has been under contract with the Red Wings the whole time. The Oilers need to get permission from the team to talk to him, so there's no ability to keep this secret from the Illitch's.

Rishaug tweeted this out 6 days ago:

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@TSNRyanRishaug: Ken Holland is not an option for the Oilers at this point and no permission has been sought from Det. to speak with him. No change from @DarrenDreger
report last week, Holland is not on the short list of candidates for the job as of now.


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Come on man, you don't think guys get talked to before the team gets permission? I have read multiple people say that Nicholson talked to Holland numerous times during the process to pick his brain about things. You don't think the Oilers situation and what he would do came up ever? Even if it wasn't an "official interview". I read an article this morning from a link I saw on Twitter. I will try to find it. Supposedly Nicholson offered Holland a job a while ago to be a bit hire up but Holland said he wanted to be a GM. They didn't have permission to talk to him.

In an interview with Holland, do you have to go over his experience? No.
Do you have to go over if he's qualified like you would any first time GM? No.
Are you having to do a reference check on if he can be an NHL GM? No.

So what's left. You would talk about what he wants to do with the Oilers.

I will put it another way. McCrimmon was the "sexy" pick and before Holland became available, he was just about the lock to get the Oilers job based on what all the hockey people were saying. The Oilers never got official permission to interview him but you can't tell me that McCrimmon didn't have conversations with the Oilers and basically get interviewed and then he went to Vegas and said "I want to be a GM, I have a legit chance to get the Oilers job, promote me or I am leaving." Surprise surprise he gets promoted. So maybe Holland didn't get flown into Edmonton, sit down in the Oilers offices and get formally interviewed. But no one is going to tell me he didn't get unofficially interviewed over a span of many weeks. As I have said, I am not saying I think HOlland was the right guy. I literally don't know right now but the whole notion that all teams just follow the rules to the letter, never talk to anyone before they have permission is BS to me.



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Come on man, you don't think guys get talked to before the team gets permission? I have read multiple people say that Nicholson talked to Holland numerous times during the process to pick his brain about things. You don't think the Oilers situation and what he would do came up ever? Even if it wasn't an "official interview". I read an article this morning from a link I saw on Twitter. I will try to find it. Supposedly Nicholson offered Holland a job a while ago to be a bit hire up but Holland said he wanted to be a GM. They didn't have permission to talk to him.

In an interview with Holland, do you have to go over his experience? No.
Do you have to go over if he's qualified like you would any first time GM? No.
Are you having to do a reference check on if he can be an NHL GM? No.

So what's left. You would talk about what he wants to do with the Oilers.

I will put it another way. McCrimmon was the "sexy" pick and before Holland became available, he was just about the lock to get the Oilers job based on what all the hockey people were saying. The Oilers never got official permission to interview him but you can't tell me that McCrimmon didn't have conversations with the Oilers and basically get interviewed and then he went to Vegas and said "I want to be a GM, I have a legit chance to get the Oilers job, promote me or I am leaving." Surprise surprise he gets promoted. So maybe Holland didn't get flown into Edmonton, sit down in the Oilers offices and get formally interviewed. But no one is going to tell me he didn't get unofficially interviewed over a span of many weeks. As I have said, I am not saying I think HOlland was the right guy. I literally don't know right now but the whole notion that all teams just follow the rules to the letter, never talk to anyone before they have permission is BS to me.


So just to be clear, I speculate that the Oilers didn't interview Holland, because no one was reporting about it and it's pretty much on par with how the Oilers always do things, and I'm being an irrational conspiracy theorist. But then to prove your point, you make up an entire scenario about what happened between McCrimmon and the Oilers and Vegas, pretty much out of whole cloth?

From Ken Campbell at The Hockey News:

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This time was supposed to be different. And for a while, it actually was. The Edmonton Oilers canvassed the hockey world for candidates to fill their vacant GM position. They talked to people around the league, compiled a comprehensive list of names and did their research on each of them, extensively interviewed them and got their input on everything from how to get the Oilers out of a cap hell to their top coaching candidates. One person who was interviewed said he spoke with Oilers president Bob Nicholson for six hours and came away impressed with how well prepared Nicholson was and how much he had done his homework.


So then what did Nicholson and the Oilers do? After all that work, they went out and threw $5 million a year on a five-year contract at Ken Holland, a guy who wasn’t even interviewed and whom Nicholson has a relationship from his time at Hockey Canada. For a franchise trying to shake the old-boy network image, it was a curious way to go about things.


https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/both-the-oilers-and-k en-holland-are-taking-a-big-gamble

But let's put that aside, because at the end of the day, you're correct and neither of us know what the actual process was.

I actually agree with you that the Oilers probably called up Holland at some point (maybe even before they asked for permission to talk to him). But they're about to pay this guy $25M and let him run, with full autonomy apparently, a $100M business, and you don't think they should be asking him about his experience?

I would want a detailed breakdown of just about every move he's made in the last 5 years. Specifically, what his thought process was in giving long deals, with no-move clauses to guys in or approaching their 30's like Abdelkader, Nielsen, Helm, and Kronwall.

And in terms of what he wants to do with the Oilers, I'm not looking for platitudes or talking points. I would want a detailed breakdown of what he thinks the Oilers have done wrong and what he thinks they've done well and how he plans on fixing this mess.

I haven't seen any indication that any of that stuff happened. As close as 6 days ago, no one was reporting that Holland was a serious contender for the Oilers job, mainly because it didn't appear like he wanted it. Then, within a day or 2, all of a sudden he's their guy and a $25M offer is on the table and we're just waiting for Holland to accept it or not? Does that honestly sound to you like a robust process was followed?



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More like $550M.


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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

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Jay wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:27

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

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Jay wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:27

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

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Jay wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 11:27

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 03:45

As I sit back and laugh at the insane comments here I cannot but wonder who could the Oilers have hired that would not get dissed. Minus Stevie Y of course. No one.....it is a wonder no one wants to play in Canada. You guys are insane man .....

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I was disappointed by the hire. I do hope it works out. Like others have said it has a lot to do with the person who did the hiring and the way they did it. I'm sure they talked to Ken but didn't do the thorough process they did with everyone else. I think their first choice was McCrimmon who I believe they never got permission to talk to but I think the job was his if he wanted it. Sort of like Eakins was the flavor of the month and hired him even though they actually had a season where there was finally improvement. Once McCrimmon was gone they just threw money at Holland. I hope he brings in his own staff including an assistant GM to mentor that is not KG. This GM process they bragged so much about and had to ask the other teams how to do(I'm sure they were happy to help bobby out just like they all loved Peter) went out the window in the final few days and reverted back to the same Knee jerk decision that has plagued this team for over a decade. Hope Ken has learned his lessons with the cap and with being to loyal to older players. Fans have a right to be skeptical after all this management group has done and blamed everyone else for but themselves. I'm looking at you Reider


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Who does Holland Remove First (within 6 months)?[ 33 vote(s) ]
1.MacT 4 / 12%
2.Howson 8 / 24%
3.Kretzky 0 / 0%
4.Paul Messier 0 / 0%
5.Mark Messier 0 / 0%
6.Duane Sutter 13 / 39%
7.Coffey 0 / 0%
8.Bob Green 0 / 0%
9.David Pelletier 0 / 0%
10.Nobody 8 / 24%

DO we get a high profile firing in the next 6 months? Or at least banishment from hockey ops? Or will we go into next season with every notable name still around?


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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 06 May 2019 10:10

DO we get a high profile firing in the next 6 months? Or at least banishment from hockey ops? Or will we go into next season with every notable name still around?

Yeah, unless heads start to roll the second Ken rolls into town, I'm remaining very skeptical of his ability to change anything for the better in this tire fire.



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