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Video: PHT Extra – What’s next for the Oilers?

Apr 16, 2013, 7:25 AM EDT

Former Oilers GM Steve Tambellini collected an impressive core of young skilled forwards for Edmonton, but he was unable to build a winning team around them. The Oilers will miss the playoffs for the seventh straight season and need to bolster both their defense and bottom-six forwards before they will be a serious contender.

With that in mind, what will Craig “man of action” MacTavish do this summer?

This edition of PHT Extra was filmed yesterday and then postponed until today.

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Oilers hire ‘man of action’ MacTavish to do ‘bold things’

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    More of the same until the acquire some size, grit, plenty of depth, probably 3-4 NHL defensemen and a goalie who can win them games on his own. But at least the cupboard is full on undersized forwards…

  2. thehighcountrybear - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    It seems Kevin Lowe has over-taxed equity earned as a player while expecting success and an adoring public to follow…?

    While I see MacTavish prolonging Lowe’s career, it will be because of MacTavish’s charisma and ability to relate to young players rather than Lowe, himself the vestigial remains of a long dead Oilers dynasty and moribund good ‘ol boys club [ the curse of Glen Sather ]?

    How much will a megalomaniac like Katz tolerate…Oilers need success at some level to try and sell the arena dream in a province dependent on oil revenue, itself seemingly south bound in recent months? Katz needs material to feed his spin machine, and Lowe has not delivered; it all looked good on paper but on the ice, the results speak for themselves. The lingering question: what kills player motivation in the Oilers system?

    I see a limited future in Edmonton for Lowe if Oilers follow current disasters with more disaster. Maybe it’s time to bring in their old buddy Brian Burke…

    Brian knows!

  3. badintent - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    More snow(jobs) Thats what the fans are getting.

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