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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    I think it's poor form. He's throwing former teammates under the bus because of his failures as a leader. Granted, he likely was dealt a bad hand with management's interference in creating an entitlement culture for the younger star players dating back to even Hemsky, Gagner and Cogs, but he skirts around that and seems to make it all about the individuals at that moment in time. The issue was much bigger than Hall and Ebs enjoying going out partying like pretty much every other young millionaire athlete does, and Ference really seems to be trying to oversimplify who's to blame in this situation in an effort to paint himself in a better light.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1975 View Post
    What do you guys think about the Ference comments? Linky.

    I'm happy to hear them.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    There was (is) a culture problem in Edmonton, there's no doubt about that. The problem was placing expectations on 20-year-olds to lead, yet not surrounding them with experienced veterans that could actually play and lead by example. You give most 20/21 year olds millions of dollars, they are going to want to party. The 80's Oilers were renowned for that. Ovechkin is known for his partying ways. Kane punched a cabbie. That isn't the issue. The issue was a couple of elite kids trying to drag along an AHL roster. The issue was no capable veterans (the captain included) available to show the kids the ropes. The issue was a coach who wasn't ready for prime time and was in way over his head.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Russell moved to IR. While not a huge fan of his contract, he has provided stability in the top 4. Losing him AND Klefbom for at least the next few games is going to be disastrous. Benning-Gravel second pairing tonight, Garrison-Wideman are third pairing. Poor Talbot is going to get destroyed unless Hitch is a miracle worker.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    I just read the article, I didn't see Ference naming names. I don't see how Woodguy's stats refute the comments.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1975 View Post
    I just read the article, I didn't see Ference naming names. I don't see how Woodguy's stats refute the comments.
    Really? Let's not be naive.
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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelus View Post
    Really? Let's not be naive.
    It is quite a sad thing that he would make such utterly self-serving comments.

    And...like being in Boston he hadn't seen his share of whoop-de-doooooo.

    Please.
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    I don't follow the oilers much but I found this quote and had to post it for Angelus and the rest of the oilers fans

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Everyone is on the fire chia band wagon, justifiably so but if people think this clown show will improve in any meaningful way by change the gm they will be in for a surprise, another bad one. The whole org needs to be totally purged. It will never happen due to the worst owner in the league but there you have it.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    just watched post game interview with McDavid.. admits the sOilers are not a team that will go out and out score opponets. he must be just dying inside. There is no way Chia should last the weekend. With that comment coming from your captain best player in the league house cleaning should be now.


    Unf**kingbelievable at what Chia has created.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Esks4ever View Post
    Unf**kingbelievable at what Chia has created.
    Angelus called it right from the start. Can he please be fired tonight?

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread





    and it's official...





    Last edited by Hugoagogo; 12-30-2018 at 06:20 PM.
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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Who's the moron in the organization allowing this dipshyt to still make moves ???? its baffling. I'm afraid chia is going to trade a larger name soon..

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Honestly, you have to see Bob Nicholson as just as negligent as the guy he stubbornly refuses to fire.
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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathsdoorstep View Post
    Honestly, you have to see Bob Nicholson as just as negligent as the guy he stubbornly refuses to fire.
    It goes one step above bob Nicholson being the biggest culprit for this disgrace.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Undefeated in 2019, baby!

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Interesting fact. The Oilers lineup from Wednesday featured 6 of the bottom 100 forward point producers with more than 20 games played this season (out of 397 players). It also featured Gambardella who obviously is excluded from that group.

    Of the five that were in the top 300 (lofty goals I know) the only Chiarelli acquistion of the bunch was Ty Rattie. All of the bottom 6+1 were Chiarelli acquisitions.

    That's Chia's Oilers.

    And the funny thing is he still thinks he needs to trade what little offense he does have for more defense. This league is in one of its most offensive seasons in decades and the focus is on shutting the door. Once again, Chia is missing where the game is going and focusing on old formulas. He must go before he trades what little offense is left in the team for another 5-7 d-man at the deadline.
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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    Interesting fact. The Oilers lineup from Wednesday featured 6 of the bottom 100 forward point producers with more than 20 games played this season (out of 397 players). It also featured Gambardella who obviously is excluded from that group.

    Of the five that were in the top 300 (lofty goals I know) the only Chiarelli acquistion of the bunch was Ty Rattie. All of the bottom 6+1 were Chiarelli acquisitions.

    That's Chia's Oilers.

    And the funny thing is he still thinks he needs to trade what little offense he does have for more defense. This league is in one of its most offensive seasons in decades and the focus is on shutting the door. Once again, Chia is missing where the game is going and focusing on old formulas. He must go before he trades what little offense is left in the team for another 5-7 d-man at the deadline.
    I'm not sure how true the stat is. What about Chiasson? (Not to be confused with Chia's son)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nafnikufesin View Post
    I'm not sure how true the stat is. What about Chiasson? (Not to be confused with Chia's son)
    He wasn't in the lineup on Wednesday.

    Furthermore only three of the forwards dressed Wednesday are in the top 220 forwards with more than 20 games played.

    Basically, the team was three first line talents, 2 third line level players and 7 4th liners (or worse).
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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Ah, missed the "Wednesday" point in your original comment.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nafnikufesin View Post
    Ah, missed the "Wednesday" point in your original comment.
    Yeah, Chia's son is the one bright light offensively this season for Chiarelli, but you'd have to think that's going to regress at some point and turn to dust.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    ....aaaaand the Oilers get shutout 4-0 by the worst team in the league.

    How long until 97 demands a trade? Mind you the GM is so stupid he might just trade 97 for a bag of pucks.
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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    I am shocked at the willful negligence of Nicholson. How in the hell can Chiarelli be allowed to be the GM of the Oilers at the trade deadline?
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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Another strange fact with this years Oilers. They have beaten every single Western team this year, but one. Vancouver. Alternatively, they've only beat one team twice and that is Chicago. Also the only Eastern they've lost twice against is Tampa.

    What does it mean, I don't know. Probably just that having McDrai means they are good enough to beat every team in the league on any given night, but because there is nothing else they are also bad enough to be beaten by every team in the league on any given night.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Does Darryl Katz have the worst ownership record in the NHL since expansion?

    Brutal!

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Holy **** this is funny...

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    Holy **** this is funny...
    It's also somewhat impressive though that throughout the stream, Messier's trade still yielded at least one useful NHLer on our roster up until Chiarelli got here. Of course it ignores the additional assets included to get some of those players, but looking at the expanded trade lists the add-ins never amounted to anything significant.

    One other asset that is part of this string was Brossoit up until they didn't resign him.

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread


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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    "No one entertains the thought that maybe God does not believe in you." - Bo Burnham

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    Re: 2018-19 Oilers Season Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelus View Post
    It's like we've lost the ability to even get mad now, it's just absurdity. No one can truly be this bad without it being on purpose, could they?

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