Better Lait Than Never Ep. 6 – Reaction Episode: Oilers fire Dave Tippett
By baggedmilk9 months ago
In today’s episode of Better Lait Than Never, I jumped in with a solo show to talk about Dave Tippett getting fired, the reaction to the decision, and what it means for the Oilers going forward.
Kicking things off, I got the podcast started with a look at what ended up being a very busy Thursday for the Edmonton Oilers as news broke early that they had fired head coach Dave Tippett along with assistant coach Jim Playfair. In their place, Ken Holland is bringing up both Jay Woodcroft and Dave Manson from the Bakersfield Condors after they’ve laid down a solid track record of success at the AHL level. While this is a great day for many Oilers fans, it also shows how poorly things have gone over the last little while as Ken Holland was forced to make a move he’s never done once in his entire career as a manager, and I was happy to hear him own his share of those issues. Getting away from the coaching change, I also touched on both Zack Kassian and Duncan Keith hitting the LTIR after last night’s game, which is certainly unfortunate in that you never want to see guys get injured but it also creates a pool of cap space that the team didn’t have beforehand. Does that space mean there’s an opportunity to make a move? We shall see. Lastly, I wrapped up today’s podcast with another round of voicemails that you’ve all been leaving over the last week or so, and once again, you all came through in a big way.
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