Note: Both Steve-O and Racki are away on vacation. We’ve left the ship on autopilot. So if some kick ass news happens like trading for Kovalchuk, pretend like you heard it here first, and pretend like this post still makes sense 😉 Racki is back September 10th.
This is the last among a few recurring posts where I break down and discuss different parts of the Oilers and how I think they are going to perform this coming year, their strengths and weaknesses and where we could use some help. They are can be found here.
I’m not sold on Quinn. And I’ll admit I base that solely on what he did with the Brian Burke Maple Leafs™. I was rooting more for Renney based on what he did in NY, but I guess I can deal with what came.
I also had high expectations for Tambellini, and while for the most part am pleased, he seems to be pulling the same shit that Lowe pulled.
Quinn is supposedly a motivator and a players coach. He should get the most out of the players. Renney is a numbers/tactics guy (so I hear) so the players shouldn’t be running around with no idea what they should be doing (a la Laffs). Buchburger gives hope to all players that they may too have a future after the game they love.
Tambellini doesn’t do rash moves just for the sake of doing them, and he also stays quiet. He hasn’t called another teams draft picks busts prior to them lighting up the league either.
See Quinn’s leafs. And yes, my dislike of them is influencing my decision.
I don’t like how Tambellini is leaving weak spots on the team like Lowe used to do. I guess its not as easy as I think it is, but if Sather can get rid of Gomez surely Tambi can off load Staios and Moreau (I can’t believe I just said that!). Racki’s comment: seriously, if there is one guy I could see Steve-O sleeping with, it’s Ethan Moreau. Wow… man crush.
We need a face off/PKer, a backup goalie and a scorer and defensive d-man would be nice but I don’t see any movement on any of those. But that also just might be him keeping it quiet.
I really don’t know. I’m going to bitch out and reserve my judgement for later.
I have high hopes though.
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