A lotta stupidity going on in the Oilers blogosphere and in online forums. It seems hypocritical to me to call Tambellini an idiot while referring to the 30th, 30th and 29th place finishes as proof. Did they think drafting Taylor Hall in 2010 would be the end of the rebuild? One draft and BOOM! Back to the Stanley Cup?
How short is the memory? There WAS mention of 3-5 years needed to rebuild the franchise. Nothing but bile and venom towards Tambellini and Lowe for creating a bottom feeding team while also crowing and bragging about the top talent on the team. How did we get that #1 talent without the last place finishes? We sure weren't getting that level of player thru the free agent market, at least, not without overpaying. We were never going to build the Oilers into a championship team in a cap league that way. The Rangers should have proved that by now.
*sigh* too much stupidity for me now. I feel like I'm surrounded by idiot Canuck fans right now. So much for a well informed fan-base. Feels more knee-jerk than ever. If people looked in the mirror, and they were in the hypothetical situation of BEING in the Oilers organization, as a manager, I would have fired their asses! Nothing but negativity and short-sightedness.
I can honestly say that I've worked with the best in the world. I've been around Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Sharapova, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Vanessa Williams, Scott Hamilton, and many other people who have produced world class performances. Some of the "best of the best". I have seen up close what it takes to be "elite". Part of it starts with having a positive attitude. I'm seeing NONE of that from Oiler fans right now and it sickens me.