May 30 2012 09:10AM
Paging all the arm-chair GMs, let me know what you think needs to happen for the Oilers to actually get back to the playoffs.
For the past few months I've read some interesting comments, articles and tweets regarding the future of the Oilers.
The opinions range from pie-in-the-sky trade offers consisting of trading Oiler spare parts for a legit top-four D-man, to a new coach will solve the problems, to until we get a new GM it won't matter, to stay the course the kids will be fine in a few years.
The great part is other than the unrealistic trade offers, we don't know if the other moves would improve this franchise.
It's the best part about being a fan of sports. We can debate about a player, coach or GM's value and many will rank them differently; excluding the rare exception like the Oilers blew it trading down in 2003 and taking Marc Pouliot.
June is right around the corner and some decisions made next month will have a huge impact on the future of the Oilers.
They will hire a new coach and they have the opportunity to draft another potential cornerstone of their franchise.
The Nation has been rather serious lately, so today let's change it up and see if any of you can concoct the perfect elixir to ensure that a winning tradition returns to the Oilers.
- Who would you hire as head coach and why?
- What would you do with the first pick? Trade it, or pick _____ 1st overall.
- You can only make three roster moves. Trades, free agent signing or promoting AHL players. What are your three moves?
- And just for fun, who will be the alternate captains next year.