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Lowetide
March 22 2014 11:08PM

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As an Oiler fan, I can give you chapter and verse about low points in organization history. The quick exit in 1983 was nothing—we knew the Oilers would be back. The Pronger trade request was a bad damn day, I suspect you remember it. Tonight? Losing like this to the current edition of the Calgary Flames? Come on.

I'm not one for grand gestures, and I'm certainly not one who believes any business or organization should have a knee jerk reaction to a specific trainwreck. However, the score and the Hall-Eakins exchange are the cherry on top of a truly incredible season.

Oiler fans have, in my opinion, been amazingly patient during this rebuild. Even in this season—which is the most trying year of all—the grumbling has been less than one might expect based on performance/expectation.

The remaining schedule is difficult, the jerseys keep flying from the stands (and may I say that's getting old) and the hits just keep on coming.

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Looked liked Dallas Eakins and Taylor Hall had some frayed nerves tonight. That can be a good thing—this has to be a low for both men—and something good could come from it. Sometimes these things don't work out, and history tells us if one of them is leaving we already know his name.

This has all the makings of a bizarre spring. It is, at the very least, a dramatic low point in a season that defies description. We've passed surprise and driven through anger, and long ago stopped checking the standings.

What's next? I suspect the answer is indifference.

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#1 Stubblejumper
March 23 2014, 01:06AM
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Flames fan here (just to put that out there).

As one blogger said tonight the Oilers are short a centre and a couple quality defencemen and some veteran leadership.

It would be in MacTavish's interest to look at acquiring Giordano and Backlund for Nurse and #1 pick this year.

Flames age group of their core is 2-3 years behind the Oilers and this trade would make both teams stronger.

Oilers get a top 8-10 quality defender with leadership plus a top two way centre coming into his own playing all the tough minutes against top opposition over the last 3 months.

Flames get young drafted talent who will take 2-3 years to be ready for the NHL which also coalesces their core and aligns with their rebuild timeframe.

Would be great to see BOTH Alberta teams be great again!!

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#2 milo
March 23 2014, 03:48PM
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7 is a number

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#3 Rick Stroppel
March 22 2014, 11:53PM
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HALL IS NO LEADER

After the game, Hall said the team was A LITTLE BIT frustrated and they unravelled A LITTLE BIT. He said he was NOT embarrassed. This is the guy many people suggested should be the captain this year.

On HNIC they eviscerated his game with replays. They showed how Hall was cherry-picking, not back-checking, drifting aimlessly around the ice when he did not have the puck. You might say he was disheartened because of the score. That's funny, because coach Eakins says the Oilers are not QUITTERS, in fact they hate QUITTERS.

I had to laugh when people in Edmonton were talking about Hall being on the Olympic team this year. The ONLY people who thought that were Hall himself and a few fawning media types in Edmonton. In the national media they would show lists of 6, 8, 10 "bubble" players and Hall was never included.

In four years Hall will have gone the way of Jason Arnott. He just isn't that good.

About six years ago MacTavish said that professional hockey was a "result oriented business". The results don't matter if your name is Lowe, MacTavish, Eakins, Buchberger, Smith, Hall, RNH, Eberle, Yakupov, etc., etc. This team is in second last place because they are a small, soft, selfish team that is badly coached. They are exactly where they belong.

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#4 Zarny
March 23 2014, 02:29PM
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Throwing jerseys on the ice is pathetic. Scrivens' best move was throwing it back.

Let me guess...wrong systems last night? An umbrella PP and a left-wing lock would cure all no doubt.

No, it's the players. Over the course of the season management shares blame for not having assembled a better roster.

Last night however, is on the players in the dressing room. The best players in the dressing room. Winning in the NHL requires a commitment to defense. It requires playing as a unit not doing it yourself. It means not always being the last guy out of the offensive zone. If Crosby does it no one in the league has an excuse.

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#5 Reg Dunlop
March 22 2014, 11:33PM
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Young Oil wrote:

I almost hate saying this, but I think we need to blow up this team again, players, coaches, everyone. This isn't working. It never has worked. It never will.

I just want to say, this team is losing a whole generation of fans. I have gone through all of Jr High, High School, and soon University without seeing playoff hockey. People 14 years and younger have gone through their entire school lives without seeing a meaningful game. Classrooms that were once full of Oiler jerseys are gone, replaced by other teams, and other sports.

It's just sad to see.

When I was a kid we didn't even have a NHL team to cheer on so quit crying. And we had to walk to school through snow that was over our heads. Damn kids. Get off my lawn.

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#6 Wonger
March 23 2014, 01:04AM
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The decision to not dress MACINTYRE tonight really helped the Oilers win!!! How come McGrattan never yaps at Sabres players during the warm up or stares down the Sabres bench? Because the Bully is totally terrified of Big John Scott! He won't even make eye contact with him!!!

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#7 @Oilanderp
March 23 2014, 01:03AM
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@Serious Gord

Let's be categorical: Tonight was the lowest point in oilers history.

Hyperbole hy·per·bo·le hīˈpərbəlē noun 1. exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. synonyms: exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, embroidery, embellishment, excess, overkill, rhetoric;

Remember THIS?

Stop throwing your water bottle around, Gord.

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#8 Distant
March 23 2014, 02:09AM
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Stop ragging on Hall. If I had to play for such an inept group and a foolishly absurd coach, I doubt any kind of real motivation (not just money) would develop. He still gives a damn. He is only 22. He does not compare to Arnott. Oilers fans (I am one) are the absolute worst at reliving the past, whether it be the glory years or the horrible early-mid 1990's. Let the distant past go. It does not have any relevance to what is happening now. The recent past on the other hand...

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#9 nuge2nail
March 23 2014, 12:43AM
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Oiler Domination To Follow

Hall is NOT the problem.

On any other team he will put up 40-50 goals.

Same goes for Eberle and Yakupov.

That's the real problem.

This organization is a joke.

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#10 Rdubb
March 23 2014, 08:22AM
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Yes, we are hitting another low point as the Oilers have lost to the other two worst teams in the past two games. But, let's give MacT some time to fix this. He has done a very good job thus far, but you cannot do a major overhaul in one season when you do not have any veterans whom he can lean on. Now, he has a few, so let's give him this summer to make a few more moves... he has been, by far, the busiest GM in the NHL. He has turned over, what, 8 or 9 guys since he started. The big deals are far much harder to do, especially during the season. I think that we'll see a at least one "bold" move, maybe two this coming summer. Before we start jumping off of The James McDonald, lets see what comes of the summer moves.... Peck

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#11 nuge2nail
March 23 2014, 01:06AM
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Milos wrote:

Your intro and outro are greatly contradicting eachother. Shut the **** up.

Oiler Domination To Follow

Lol relax there bud.

I'm sorry I offended you- I'll leave you to your misery.

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#12 @Oilanderp
March 23 2014, 02:10AM
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@@Oilanderp

Judging by the props to trashes ratio, apparently a few people think that a blowout loss in a meaningless game between two non-playoff teams IS WORSE THAN TRADING WAYNE GRETZKY.

Gretzky then went on to score an empty netter which sealed a comeback elimination of the Oilers in the playoffs. The Oilers were up 3 games to 1 and the Kings came back to take the series.

Youth often means well but exaggerates. Everything is the best or the worst and nowhere in between.

You may not want to hear this right now but I am here to tell you that this is not the low point. Things could get a LOT worse.

I cried for days when they traded Gretzky. Days.

Time marches on (for whom the bell tolls).

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#13 Travis
March 22 2014, 11:33PM
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Fresh Mess wrote:

I hit indifference more than three years ago when I saw the organisation for what it was. That was after more than a quarter century of being a rabid fan.

... Said the guy posting in the comment thread of a site devoted to the team that he's indifferent toward.

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#14 Milos
March 23 2014, 12:57AM
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nuge2nail wrote:

Oiler Domination To Follow

Hall is NOT the problem.

On any other team he will put up 40-50 goals.

Same goes for Eberle and Yakupov.

That's the real problem.

This organization is a joke.

Your intro and outro are greatly contradicting eachother. Shut the **** up.

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#15 Eulers
March 23 2014, 03:49PM
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I don't understand all the hate directed to MacT given the train-wreck left by Tambi. MacT has done a good job of retooling the team in a short time, but has a couple more tools to trade out of town. Tambi is the reason we've been bouncing off rock bottom for so... many... years...

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#16 Drowning in Oil
March 23 2014, 01:24AM
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We can blame the players..... And I do. We can blame the coach.... And I do. But the true master of demise is Craig McTavish and his belly full of hot air! It is the General Managers responsibility to put the proper group of players on the ice....... And we are all still waiting on BOLD MOVES. He stands behind his CHOICE for coach even when it is painfully obvious a wood stump would derive the same results. He signed the youth of this team to inflated contracts that last a long, long time when none of them have proved to be winners at this level!

McTavish is the prime reason for the further fall of this once proud empire. His refusal to admit failure just makes the humiliation worse.

He was supposedly the man to carry us out of the cellar but has instead dug us a deep hole to dig out of.

Thanks McT, thanks a lot!!

PS. Can't wait for the McTavish conference where he eases our concern by telling us this is all part of the plan.

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#17 JohnnyEberle
March 23 2014, 12:27AM
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Rick Stroppel wrote:

HALL IS NO LEADER

After the game, Hall said the team was A LITTLE BIT frustrated and they unravelled A LITTLE BIT. He said he was NOT embarrassed. This is the guy many people suggested should be the captain this year.

On HNIC they eviscerated his game with replays. They showed how Hall was cherry-picking, not back-checking, drifting aimlessly around the ice when he did not have the puck. You might say he was disheartened because of the score. That's funny, because coach Eakins says the Oilers are not QUITTERS, in fact they hate QUITTERS.

I had to laugh when people in Edmonton were talking about Hall being on the Olympic team this year. The ONLY people who thought that were Hall himself and a few fawning media types in Edmonton. In the national media they would show lists of 6, 8, 10 "bubble" players and Hall was never included.

In four years Hall will have gone the way of Jason Arnott. He just isn't that good.

About six years ago MacTavish said that professional hockey was a "result oriented business". The results don't matter if your name is Lowe, MacTavish, Eakins, Buchberger, Smith, Hall, RNH, Eberle, Yakupov, etc., etc. This team is in second last place because they are a small, soft, selfish team that is badly coached. They are exactly where they belong.

I tend to agree with your comments on Hall. I also would like to say my opinion on his interview tonight and many others he does are that he is indifferent to losses. He seems to feel like he is so talented that he could not be the problem or part of the problem. He seems to feel like he is always better than others on the team so no responsibility falls on him. That is just the feeling I get. It also frustrates me that when he does get angry he doesn't take charge and go out there, make a big hit, make a statement, go score a goal, lay down and block a shot. He seems to cherry pick more, complain and whine and yell at the refs. Throw the water bottle down. He reminds me of a spoiled brat. He may be leading the team in points but I am starting to question his commitment and buy in level. Maybe I am just an overly frustrated fan, but I have always looked at hall a bit suspect.

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#18 Eulers
March 22 2014, 11:17PM
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Offensively, the OIlers weren't terrible tonight. But, defensibly... whoo boy! Absolute comedy!

Two positives though: 1) Scriven's Give-a-Shit meter bursts through Rexall's roof and 2) great for one (last?) draft pick position.

Just need that aging #2 defenceman to come in next year as our #1 to plug the leaks.

Tears in my beers.

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#19 Gaz
March 23 2014, 07:33AM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Someone should have thrown it back at him.

They should be apologizing to that fan and all of the other fans who buy the tickets and the jerseys for the horrible entertainment experience they provided - not criticize them.

Completely wrong, my platitude-filled friend.

The guys on the ice play the game. They are professional athletes and don't like to lose either.

The object of the fans' anger is management, not the players they have assembled to play.

I will NEVER understand disrespecting and belittling employees for the actions of owners and managers.

As you claim to be a business owner, I would expect you to stand up and take it on the chin when your company has a misstep...or do you hide in your office and let your front-line take heat?

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#20 milo
March 23 2014, 04:11PM
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stop

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#21 baggedmilk
March 23 2014, 11:58AM
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The artist formerly known as Harry wrote:

Some of the writers on this site must be in the pockets of the team itself. Anyone who knows a damn thing about hockey knows that this team needs a major overhaul.

I can assure you this is one of the dumbest/most hilarious things I've ever read. Untrue 100%

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#22 milo
March 23 2014, 04:10PM
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vetinari wrote:

@Admin -

please review comment #271 and remove the offensive commentary.

Debate management decisions, criticize ownership or complain about players but leave out the anti-semitic commentary.

hello there

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#23 john
March 23 2014, 01:07AM
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It's ok, no point to win games now, Panthers and Islanders are a few points ahead of us. 29th place is good to pick 2nd over all.

Eakins has to go after this season, the players don't play for him any more.

Late wins last season let the Flames picked ahead of us and they got Monahan. I hope Nurse turn into a good Dman for us.

Just 10 more games folks, next season get a real coach and we can win some games.

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#24 Anonymous But totally connected insider
March 23 2014, 12:58AM
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Reg Dunlop wrote:

Sorry to say, anyone who thinks we have hit rock bottom is forgetting how often we hit it in the past. Zero points in the remaining games will be the new rock bottom. Then, Hall demanding a trade. Then, Ekblad refusing to put on an oil jersey at the draft. Then, no signings at free agency followed by another 'bold moves' presser from Mac. The oil still have lots of gongshow in them.

Taylor Hall is the #1problem with this totally dysfunctional organization! He an Justin Schultz are too good/cool to participate fully in the per game warm up drills- watch for your f)(ck$&g self on Tuesday!,!until these clowns are moved the Oilers will be stagnant!, HNIC analysts can see it!

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#25 I AM KEVIL L.
March 23 2014, 02:47PM
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It looks like the Montreal Canadiens should be the only Canadian team going into the post season. The Habs, Canada's hockey team!!! Go Habs GO!!!!

Kevin L.

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#26 Serious Gord
March 23 2014, 01:25AM
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SmythsMullet wrote:

At the game tonight someone threw their jersey hats etc.(getting old, no jersey thrown on the ice will have the significance as the first). Scrivens picked up a jersey and threw it into the crowd to some deserving fans.

So glad Ben is on this team, he seems like the person to calm the storm. great character.

Someone should have thrown it back at him.

They should be apologizing to that fan and all of the other fans who buy the tickets and the jerseys for the horrible entertainment experience they provided - not criticize them.

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#27 The artist formerly known as Harry
March 23 2014, 11:37AM
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Spydyr wrote:

It seems like just yesterday Lowetide wrote an article stating he was against making trades to improve the team.

After last nights debacle IMO no one should be safe outside of Scrivens.This team is broke from the top on down.

Some of the writers on this site must be in the pockets of the team itself. Anyone who knows a damn thing about hockey knows that this team needs a major overhaul.

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#28 Zamboni Driver
March 23 2014, 03:22PM
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I'm still looking for a 'young talent' defender to tell me where Hall was yesterday.

Eberle?

Nugent-Hopkins (wherever he has been all year).

Lowe did not play. MacTavish didn't either.

These "young superstars with huge upside" did.

And got waxed.

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#29 milo
March 23 2014, 04:20PM
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Eulers wrote:

@milo I'm sure you spend a lot of time wondering why other people don't see things the way you do. Ever wondered if you could learn something from the rest of us?

stop

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#30 Harlie
March 23 2014, 08:59AM
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I rewound and watched the Eakins Hall exchange over and over again and it struck me as Hall being the only one to say something on the bench and Eakins not liking it.

Gazdic never even turned his head acted like nothing was happening. Eberle sat there stone faced as well. Only Perron reached over to calm Hall down and that only kinda pissed him off it looked like.

I was kinda surprised that Acton didn't do a damn thing either he just moved out of Eakins way to let him do his thing.

This was a bizarre scene and only could have been bigger if Hall stood up and turned to face Eakins and walked down the runway like Pat Roy in Montreal many years ago.

To me it looks like Eakins runs the ship with an iron fist and Hall is sick of the bad results and is not afraid to speak up about it.

I've got Hall's back on this one.

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#31 Zamboni Driver
March 23 2014, 11:57AM
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I'm going to set the record for trashes here probably but here goes...

It's highly entertaining that firing the coach...again...is universally accepted as the solution (notwithstanding they've done that about 1000 times in the last few years). So let's all jump on that bandwagon.

Again, to be clear, I think Eakins has been bad and Smith/Bucky are a joke.

But anyone suggests some of the players with whom mancrushes are so strong, he/she gets trashed. Folks, it's ENTIRELY possible that Yakupov is just not a good player. It's possible that Hall is never going to be Messier (in fact it's probable, so stop). It's VERY possible Eberle is about Eberle. It's VERY VERY possible RNH is way too small and timid to ever get anywhere.

Perhaps that's why we jump all over coach/management (again, they deserve it) - because we're stuck with the "young talent" that are supposed to be getting better. And are getting worse.

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#32 Rob F
March 23 2014, 12:35AM
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JohnnyEberle wrote:

In fact I will play Devil's advocate a little bit farther and suggest that maybe Mac T should test the market and see what kind of return he can get for Hall. Top pairing defenseman, prospect and a pick?

im wondering if hall is more of the problem than the solution

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#33 RexHolez
March 23 2014, 12:59AM
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we should trade either yakupov or eberle before ufa day to Ottawa for negotiating rights on Hemsky

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#34 DoubleDIon
March 23 2014, 07:08AM
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@Wonger

I don't think McGratton has lost a fight in his time with the Flames. He's also hardly a bully. He only fights heavyweights and isn't chippy at all. Ignorant comment, guys like Scott go after Kessel type players. McGratton has never done anything like that. BTW, McGratton would tool Scott.

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#35 He Who Knows
March 23 2014, 10:24AM
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One thing I know about Mac-T so far is that he will shake things up if he sees fit. Interesting off season on its way. To see Eakins finally show some passion out there but it was against his own guy, lol.

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#36 Zamboni Driver
March 23 2014, 11:04AM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

The big one for me is Yak. He used to have the most infectious personality and love for the game. I still remember that big interview he did in the middle of last season, the one where he said he loved Edmonton because it reminded him of his home town, and how the winters back home are three times as cold as here.

I get that he has to learn defense and up his hockey IQ, but it really seems like Eakins has crushed his passion.

Also there is a better than equal chance that he's a self-involved one-trick pony (Killer one-time shooter with 11 goals) - you think the fact that he didn't even get second look by the hugely dysfunctional Russian Olympic Team doesn't say something?

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#37 The Last Big Bear
March 23 2014, 11:31AM
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But wait, you guys were cheering for losses for years!

You wanted draft position, youth on the roster, to rebuild PROPERLY, remember? Now the hockey gods are showing a rare shred of justice, and they are giving you your fill.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

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#38 Zamboni Driver
March 23 2014, 12:22PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

I and many others on this site have criticized the players. But a fish rots from the head first. Address that issue first before making truly uncategorical judgements on the players.

Again, I have been anti-OldBoys forEVER.

but you'd really have to go a long way to explain to me how getting rid of Kevin Lowe is going to help RNH play harder.

How changing ANOTHER coach is going to stop all the toe-drag nonsense. To make clearly unintelligent players suddenly smarter. To make someone give a damn when you're getting destroyed on national TV AGAIN.

(And don't give me Hall really caring by the water bottle crap. The HNIC boys did a pretty good job showing Hall's lack of brain cells.)

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#39 oildrop
March 23 2014, 02:00PM
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Ryan Smyth needs to go. if he would have retired 2 years ago I would have the upmost respect for him. He can not compete. When you watch him play all he does is fall and point fir other players to cover his man. His excuse of a slapshot is amusing. I can not keep count of the countless flybys On the PK I cant recall the last time he blocked a shot. And look at all his goals this year. 75% were shot of him (not deflections, literally shot of his hand or chest) one of them was an empty netter and another 2 were lucky shots. Id rather have a bog body screening on the powerplay than some skinny twig.

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#40 vetinari
March 23 2014, 04:03PM
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@Admin -

please review comment #271 and remove the offensive commentary.

Debate management decisions, criticize ownership or complain about players but leave out the anti-semitic commentary.

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#41 2004Z06
March 22 2014, 11:45PM
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Taylor Hall for captain chants quieted down yet? Spoiled brats! We need a Tyler Seguin kind of move. Did you see Hendricks during Halls locker room interview. He looked like he wanted to reach over and strangle the kid.

Something is very wrong in that dressing room.

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#42 Serious Gord
March 23 2014, 08:04AM
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Gaz wrote:

Completely wrong, my platitude-filled friend.

The guys on the ice play the game. They are professional athletes and don't like to lose either.

The object of the fans' anger is management, not the players they have assembled to play.

I will NEVER understand disrespecting and belittling employees for the actions of owners and managers.

As you claim to be a business owner, I would expect you to stand up and take it on the chin when your company has a misstep...or do you hide in your office and let your front-line take heat?

Very different situation. My employees don't give interviews to the press. If they did they would give opinions that I authorized.

Now, if Daryl Katz came down to the locker room last night and told the press that he was going to address the media and no one else with their organization would be doing so then your comparison would be valid.

Additional comment:

Players and management are like actors and directors. In entertainment you criticize and question them far more often than you do the executive producers. And they answer inquiries directly just as actors do. And they are the ones we throw tomatoes at...

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#43 Zamboni Driver
March 23 2014, 12:41PM
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Batfink wrote:

UHH, sigh. I will say again: Any coach's job security MUST be judged on results, not whether or not five guys were fired before you.

If the players won't play for this coach, then you change until you find one that they WILL play for. It is the coach's job to motivate these players and provide the systems needed which complement their skills in order to WIN. The coach is the focal point, the be all, the PERSONALITY of the team. The buck really does stop with him.

But not judging the only constant...the same players?

That makes zero sense, sorry.

Four different guys in 6 years (or whatever) - you don't think there's an outside chance that it's the maybe the players who might wanna suck it up and play for whoever they're told to play for.

I don't like my boss. So I'm going to stop working so that HE gets fired. Just like in the real world.

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#44 nofiltercanholdme
March 23 2014, 01:42PM
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Hall is the only player in the entire organization that seems to give a Ϝuck about losing...

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#45 Thumby
March 22 2014, 11:20PM
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Funny thing, I was getting concerned that our recent hot streak was going to continue and we'd miss out on a top center or dman. Guess I had nothing to worry about...

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#46 Fresh Mess
March 22 2014, 11:21PM
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I hit indifference more than three years ago when I saw the organisation for what it was. That was after more than a quarter century of being a rabid fan.

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#47 @Oilanderp
March 23 2014, 12:09AM
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Reg Dunlop wrote:

When I was a kid we didn't even have a NHL team to cheer on so quit crying. And we had to walk to school through snow that was over our heads. Damn kids. Get off my lawn.

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#48 JohnnyEberle
March 23 2014, 12:32AM
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In fact I will play Devil's advocate a little bit farther and suggest that maybe Mac T should test the market and see what kind of return he can get for Hall. Top pairing defenseman, prospect and a pick?

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#49 a lg dubl dubl
March 23 2014, 08:45AM
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Id like to hear the audio between Eakins and Hall on the bench.

I don't blame Hall for tossing a water bottle, at least he showed some sort of emotion after the $hit show last night. Where was Eberle's emotion? RNH's? anybody else's emotion?

Eakins has to go, last night proved to me he has no business in the nhl.

NELSON FOR HC!!!

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#50 Zamboni Driver
March 23 2014, 11:05AM
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Rod from Viking wrote:

There are two "Hall of Fame" writers in this town that need to call out those responsible for this mess, and it isn't the players.

Firstly, you're right but don't expect Matheson to do that in a million years.

Secondly "It's not the players".

Don't get me wrong, I don't think Eakins has done a good job, and Smith and Bucky are a walking embarrassment....but for the love of god YES IT IS SO THE PLAYERS.

Hate on Eakins all you want, but this group of overrated, 5'9" heartless p*ssies ARE SO TO BLAME.

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