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Tambelinni fired, MacTavish new Oiler GM...Scott Howson new Sr VP

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Tambelinni has been fired by Oilers. Confirmed.

Interesting news going on in Edmonton..

Reports show Steve Tambelinni fired,

Craig MacTavish new GM and Scott Howson Senior vice president.



TSNBobMcKenzie:
Hearing Craig MacTavish is new EDM GM and Scott Howson will be taking over MacTavish's role. As per @TSNRyanRishaug, EDM fires Tambellini.



OIL COUNTRY, AWWWWW YEH THINGS GONNA GET BETT....WAIT.

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This isn't April 1st, right? Wow ....

Why Scott Howson, didn't he make a mess in Columbus?

You mean the competitive team that is giving the Wings a run for their money? Don't forget, the current BJ team was built almost entirely by Howson. I'm not saying the guy's a genius or anything, but maybe in retrospect, he's a better hockey mind than most were giving him credit for.

As for MacTavish, that's another story.

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You mean the competitive team that is giving the Wings a run for their money? Don't forget, the current BJ team was built almost entirely by Howson. I'm not saying the guy's a genius or anything, but maybe in retrospect, he's a better hockey mind than most were giving him credit for.

Really ?? They had Brobovsky a supposed Vezina candidate when Howson was around? I don't remember that. Isn't he like one of the major reasons why CBJ is in the race at all? Didn't Howson fire Hitchcock who seems to be doing well in St. Louis? Signed Wisniewski for $7m? Rick Nash episode.

I don't think he is the worst GM like Sather or Garth Snow but his name might be mentioned next in line.

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In his 3 years drafting with the Oilers he's had 34 draft picks. About 9 of those were good picks, IMO. And 3 of those 9 are First overall picks and 7 of them are first or second rounders

And that's despite having the highest average picks almost every year. IMO our prospect pool looks just as good, even though we pick way lower and often trade away our first.

EDIT: 9 good picks

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That team is stocked full of the same type of player.

Too much of a good thing.

exactly! and we can help them out with some meat and potato guys Cleary, Eaves, Sammy, White, and Fil for Hall and Yak! Just to help them out with all their talent probs lol

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Really ?? They had Brobovsky a supposed Vezina candidate when Howson was around? I don't remember that. Isn't he like one of the major reasons why CBJ is in the race at all? Didn't Howson fire Hitchcock who seems to be doing well in St. Louis? Signed Wisniewski for $7m? Rick Nash episode.

I don't think he is the worst GM like Sather or Garth Snow but his name might be mentioned next in line.

Howson was responsible for bringing in Bobrovsky during the offseason, before he was fired. Actually he was responsible for every major move the team has made since 2007 (except the Gaborik trade) including bringing in Dubinsky, Anisimov, Aucoin, Wisneiwski, Johnson, Prospal, Umberger, Tyutin, Foligno, Nikitin, Letestu, and Erixon.

So pretty much their entire team was acquired by him in one form or fashion, and they're playing well right now, so credit where it's due.

Also, says something about how woefully inadequate their drafting and development is if you've got a team made up of this many trades and UFA signings.

Edit: Wisniewski doesn't make 7 million dollars, so you might want to brush up on your fact checking a bit

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Craig McTavish is an eggplant. Wait for him to have a brain fart and trade Eberle and Schultz for Hal Gill and then yell at himself in the corner for 6 days and finally rest on the 7th and see what he's done to Edmonton.

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Howson was responsible for bringing in Bobrovsky during the offseason, before he was fired.

I stand corrected then ... one of his best moves.

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In his 3 years drafting with the Oilers he's had 34 draft picks. About 9 of those were good picks, IMO. And 3 of those 9 are First overall picks and 7 of them are first or second rounders

And that's despite having the highest average picks almost every year. IMO our prospect pool looks just as good, even though we pick way lower and often trade away our first.

EDIT: 9 good picks

And he also forgot that when you're not on offense, you have to play defense. He forgot to draft the latter.

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Really ?? They had Brobovsky a supposed Vezina candidate when Howson was around? I don't remember that. Isn't he like one of the major reasons why CBJ is in the race at all? Didn't Howson fire Hitchcock who seems to be doing well in St. Louis? Signed Wisniewski for $7m? Rick Nash episode.

I don't think he is the worst GM like Sather or Garth Snow but his name might be mentioned next in line.

Sather isn't the best GM, but I wouldn't put him in the same boat as snow or howson. Guy has an eye for talent and drafts really well

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Sather isn't the best GM, but I wouldn't put him in the same boat as snow or howson. Guy has an eye for talent and drafts really well

Agreed. The Rangers draft well, they are just prone to impatience and readily blow up their team for the piece that they think will get them over.

See: The Rick Nash trade

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The press conference was awkward to say the least..they almost seem embarassed with what has gone on.

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The good news for us is that Kenny will finally be able to acquire Ales Hemsky to add to his stable of small, skilled, versatile, pass first European forwards. God knows we need another one.

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The press conference was awkward to say the least..they almost seem embarassed with what has gone on.

as they should

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Sather isn't the best GM, but I wouldn't put him in the same boat as snow or howson. Guy has an eye for talent and drafts really well

Agreed. The Rangers draft well, they are just prone to impatience and readily blow up their team for the piece that they think will get them over.

See: The Rick Nash trade

See Brad Richards $12 mill this year ... 12!

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Agreed. The Rangers draft well, they are just prone to impatience and readily blow up their team for the piece that they think will get them over.

See: The Rick Nash trade

NYR got an amazing deal in that Rick Nash trade though.

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From Edmonton Journal:

“There’s one other guy I believe in hockey today who is still working in the game who has won more Stanley Cups than me, so I think I know a little bit about winning if there’s ever a concern,” continued Lowe.

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