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Sean Maloughney
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton
Joined: 09.26.2010

Apr 15 @ 1:48 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: 5 Things That Killed The Oilers This Season
islansjet
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 03.13.2017

Apr 15 @ 1:53 PM ET
This team is a mess from top to bottom an its going to take more that moving 1 or 2 players to change it. The Oilers have a losing culture and have to change at least a dozen players over the next 2 years and replace them with players that know what it takes to win.
geta02it
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 11.10.2007

Apr 15 @ 1:56 PM ET
5 of the...
You have a months worth of blogs on this topic Sean.
wreckage
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Apr 15 @ 2:13 PM ET
This team is a mess from top to bottom an its going to take more that moving 1 or 2 players to change it. The Oilers have a losing culture and have to change at least a dozen players over the next 2 years and replace them with players that know what it takes to win.
- islansjet


Hockey buzz has a losing culture and needs to delete you as a means of starting to change it.
cmimbri
New York Islanders
Location: manalapan, NJ
Joined: 08.28.2007

Apr 15 @ 2:14 PM ET
CULTURE! The oilers suffer from the same ailments the Islanders have had... a phenomenal early history of success which led to a time of futility and poor management!
The Oilers need a whole sale top to bottom management change, every one from the owners secretary , president... straight down to the guy taking the garbage out.. they need to go ...The Islanders and oilers have had good players.. great players and decent coaches.. but success starts at the top.. Ownership needs to give the keys over to people who know how to win!
Look what Malkin did by hiring Lou and Barry!
the Oilers will get there hopefully soon!
I look forward to a cup rematch of 83-84!
wreckage
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Apr 15 @ 2:16 PM ET
5 things that lead to their demise last year:
1) Peter Chiarelli
2) ownership - management
3) Lucic & Russell contracts
4) wing depth
5) McLellan
Beergu
Edmonton Oilers
Location: AB
Joined: 08.15.2008

Apr 15 @ 2:33 PM ET
5 things that lead to their demise last year:
1) Peter Chiarelli
2) ownership - management
3) Lucic & Russell contracts
4) wing depth
5) McLellan

- wreckage


This looks about right. Also, apparently...
6) Reider
7) The water

My hopes for this off-season, since they are likely going into it with the interim GM still in charge, is simply clearing up some cap space. Give the new GM something to work with when he comes on board, but him do all the personnel stuff.
roocifer
Calgary Flames
Joined: 11.05.2014

Apr 15 @ 2:35 PM ET
Eberle has 5 points in 3 games already. 🙄
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Apr 15 @ 2:43 PM ET
Only one thing killed the Oilers... Chiarelli. That’s it. End thread. Sucks too because I want to see McDavid succeed. I loved watching the kid in person in Erie when I’d go home.
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Apr 15 @ 3:45 PM ET
Eberle has 5 points in 3 games already. 🙄
- roocifer

mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Apr 15 @ 3:59 PM ET
The only way to force the owners to change is by hitting their bank accounts. From everything I've heard about Gretzky, they've just replaced Chia with another clown. So this continues until the fans stop paying.
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Apr 15 @ 4:24 PM ET
The only way to force the owners to change is by hitting their bank accounts. From everything I've heard about Gretzky, they've just replaced Chia with another clown. So this continues until the fans stop paying.
- mgriffen


The only problem with that statement is nobody has replaced Chiarelli yet. Gretzky is temporary.
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Apr 15 @ 4:26 PM ET
The only way to force the owners to change is by hitting their bank accounts. From everything I've heard about Gretzky, they've just replaced Chia with another clown. So this continues until the fans stop paying.
- mgriffen

What's even more intriguing is seeing Dubas navigate the cap hell he created by signing Tavares only to get knocked out in round one again.
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Apr 15 @ 4:39 PM ET
Chia pet 1st, last and forever..... he’s so far out front you can’t even see 2nd.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Apr 15 @ 5:11 PM ET
The season died before it even started.

Should have added a guy like Hoffman who was shopped for peanuts. He could have played with RNH and provided secondary scoring. Would have helped the PP as well.

Then something like Pulj or Yamo, plus a body like Benning for Montour. Have to upgrade that defense and it's going to cost assets to do so. Montour becomes a top 4 guy for many years to come.

Finally, a coach that just plants Lucic in the pressbox. Maybe after a few months of this he would accept an AHL gig. Still get paid. But he needs to be off the roster.

Oh and then obviously undo the Spooner, Manning, Petrovic trades.

Wildschwein
Location: On October 8th 1871, Rieder fell asleep with a lit cigarette while visiting Chicago.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Apr 15 @ 5:16 PM ET
The season died before it even started.

Should have added a guy like Hoffman who was shopped for peanuts. He could have played with RNH and provided secondary scoring. Would have helped the PP as well.

Then something like Pulj or Yamo, plus a body like Benning for Montour. Have to upgrade that defense and it's going to cost assets to do so. Montour becomes a top 4 guy for many years to come.

Finally, a coach that just plants Lucic in the pressbox. Maybe after a few months of this he would accept an AHL gig. Still get paid. But he needs to be off the roster.

Oh and then obviously undo the Spooner, Manning, Petrovic trades.

- uofcguy


Itsjustarash
Vancouver Canucks
Location: BC
Joined: 08.29.2013

Apr 15 @ 6:34 PM ET
If they didn't trade Taylor Hall, maybe they could have had 2 more first overall picks on the roster.
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

Apr 15 @ 8:23 PM ET
If they didn't trade Taylor Hall, maybe they could have had 2 more first overall picks on the roster.
- Itsjustarash

Aerchon
Joined: 10.14.2011

Apr 15 @ 8:44 PM ET
Talbot was brutal again and again was a big part of how the Oilers were always down a goal or two to start the game.

I would bet a solid sum of money that Talbot let's in the first shot on him more than any other nhl goalie to play more than 20 games in the entire history of the nhl.

Unreal how bad that guy was for us.
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

Apr 15 @ 8:53 PM ET
Talbot was brutal again and again was a big part of how the Oilers were always down a goal or two to start the game.

I would bet a solid sum of money that Talbot let's in the first shot on him more than any other nhl goalie to play more than 20 games in the entire history of the nhl.

Unreal how bad that guy was for us.

- Aerchon


Sounds like Dubnyk! If Talbot turns his game around next year, then what? Some solid pieces not enough talent.
wreckage
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Apr 15 @ 10:42 PM ET
So much for all those mouth breathers who thought Calgary would easily take care of Colorado.
RatedR80
Edmonton Oilers
Joined: 10.17.2013

Apr 15 @ 11:01 PM ET
So much for all those mouth breathers who thought Calgary would easily take care of Colorado.
- wreckage


I was wondering the same thing last night why it was assumed the Flames would just walk all over the Avs....cool moment for Makar to get his first NHL playoff goal in his first NHL game
MaximumBone
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Every day is a Klefbom day, BC
Joined: 06.15.2012

Apr 15 @ 11:09 PM ET
So much for all those mouth breathers who thought Calgary would easily take care of Colorado.
- wreckage

Amazing period by them! Mackinnon really showing his quality. I've got money on Dallas over Nashville and Columbus over Tampa (this one's looking good for me) so I'm sympathetic to the plight of the underdog.
RatedR80
Edmonton Oilers
Joined: 10.17.2013

Apr 15 @ 11:15 PM ET
Amazing period by them! Mackinnon really showing his quality. I've got money on Dallas over Nashville and Columbus over Tampa (this one's looking good for me) so I'm sympathetic to the plight of the underdog.
- MaximumBone


Looking like both #1s might fall in the first....can’t remember if that has ever happened before
wreckage
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Apr 15 @ 11:17 PM ET
I was wondering the same thing last night why it was assumed the Flames would just walk all over the Avs....cool moment for Makar to get his first NHL playoff goal in his first NHL game
- RatedR80

Flames could still easily win this series, but it's not gonna be as easy as most of their fans thought it would be.
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