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 Winds of Change [message #706695]
Sun, 07 January 2018 21:39 Go to previous message
Adam  is currently offline Adam
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So the Oilers are almost certainly going to make a splash soon. There's a lot of anger, and that usually precedes a blood-letting with this organization. The media guys are suddenly very critical of the GM (while protecting the coach) which often means someone in the upper office has told them something - they're generally afraid to criticize any off-ice personnel unless they've been given the green light (or unless they've just been fired).

My best guess is that Chiarelli isn't going to survive the season. Lowe, Nicholson & Co. are going to dump him soon. I think we saw a hint of this even last month when Gretzky said something about what you need to be successful in today's NHL is speed, depth and goaltending or something to that extent (I"m struggling to find the quote again today.)

Because it's the Oilers, they won't fire anyone else. Lowe & MacT keep their jobs and maybe get promotions. And the new GM is likely to be one of Scott Howson, Keith Gretzky or Wayne Gretzky. Best case scenario is that that person is saddled with an interim tag, and the team does a more proper search in the summer, but I wouldn't count on it.

McLellan will get the rest of the season to work with. Everyone has to be painfully aware that they have to pay Chiarelli millions for years to come, and McLellan has a lucrative deal too...it will be expensive for the Oilers to flush both guys at once.

New guy is going to get the unenviable task of trying to get something for Maroon and Cammalleri. The latter might be difficult, the former shouldn't be - but you never know with the Oilers. The returns MacT got for Hemsky and Petry have shown that they can even fumble on easy rental deals because teams know the Oilers have sucked at negotiating trades basically since 2006.

I hope there's not a lot of player moves made on a kneejerk basis. Trading Nuge or Draisaitl or Klefbom would be another travesty. I would love to see the team act professionally and find the best people for the job, and remove all the hangers-on that make taking a job with the Oilers so unappealing, but I have little faith that they're going to do anything more than promote from within. SIGH.

Incredible to see the end of McDavid's rookie deal with not much more progress than we saw under Hall's.



"This team needs an enema!"
#FireLowe #FireMacT #FireHowson #FireBuchberger #FireHowsonAgain #FireChiarelli #FireMcLellan #FireBobbyNicks and...SIGH...#FireTheGretzkys

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