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    heh, apparently Nicholson said at one of the season seat holder events today that a big part of the reason the Oilers didn't make the playoffs this season is that Rieder didn't score 15 goals. That's got to be one of the dumbest statements he could possibly have made. I have zero faith in his ability to manage hockey ops, at this point. And given how badly he botched the Chiarelli hiring and basically everything else the last 5 years, it's a fair question as to why he's not following him out the door.

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    Could the Oilers be the least progressive organization in the NHL at this point?
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    I don't know if it's about being conservative/progressive. No one would call Lou Lamoriello progressive; he's basically Mr Burns yelling at Mattingly to shave those sideburns (he hates facial hair on his players, although I'm not sure if he still bans it or not). Yet he in the past few years he managed to be a big part of turning around both the Maple Leafs and the Islanders.

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    I'm sure free agents will be ringing Bobby Nicks' phone off the hook to come play here with that type of ringing endorsement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    heh, apparently Nicholson said at one of the season seat holder events today that a big part of the reason the Oilers didn't make the playoffs this season is that Rieder didn't score 15 goals. That's got to be one of the dumbest statements he could possibly have made. I have zero faith in his ability to manage hockey ops, at this point. And given how badly he botched the Chiarelli hiring and basically everything else the last 5 years, it's a fair question as to why he's not following him out the door.
    so let me get this straight...

    so rieder's 11 points for 2 million on a 1 year contract is a big part of the reason but lucic's 18 points for 7 million on a 7 year contract (with a 6 million cap hit) and 50% more ice time isn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    heh, apparently Nicholson said at one of the season seat holder events today that a big part of the reason the Oilers didn't make the playoffs this season is that Rieder didn't score 15 goals. That's got to be one of the dumbest statements he could possibly have made. I have zero faith in his ability to manage hockey ops, at this point. And given how badly he botched the Chiarelli hiring and basically everything else the last 5 years, it's a fair question as to why he's not following him out the door.
    Should probably re-sign him to give it another try and give a huge raise Chaisson cause he banged in 20 goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.L View Post
    I'm sure free agents will be ringing Bobby Nicks' phone off the hook to come play here with that type of ringing endorsement.
    Yup, this is exactly right. I would imagine it's well known that the organization is a gong show, and that kind of a comment WILL make it's way to free agents when evaluating teams. I'd love to have a conversation with some player agents and listen to how bad the team's reputation is among them. At least in terms of how players are treated/thrown under the bus. On the other hand, I'm sure agents themselves LOVE the organization, in light of the boneheaded contracts it's all too willing to hand out.

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    So the Oilers would only be -28 to -26 in the goals for/against. Only 28 more gold needed.

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    I bet that makes Reider feel great...
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    Maybe Nicholson could blame the defense for failing to move the puck out, or McDavid and Draisaitl for defensive mistakes, or Koskinen for giving up bad goals. We win and lose as a team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Wonder who recommended to Katz to hire Nicholson? His buddy Kevin Lowe no doubt. So then Nicholson goes out an hires a coach and GM who both turn out to be duds. Rinse...lather... repeat...

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