16 April 2009
Goodbye Silver Fox
I watched Tambellini's presser today and was pleased by a lot of the things he said. Sure, he's all practiced up and knows the right thing to say but what stuck with me is the fact that he did not absolve the players of their craptastic play this season. Regardless of the holes I know this team had, regardless of the coach that may have lost the room, this team underachieved.
Subpar Oilers teams have made the playoffs before, clawing their way in like the St.Louis Blues did, only to lose in the first round. (Which I anticipate will happen for them too.)
Those are the Oilers teams I miss. The ones that may have lacked skill but worked like dogs.. or like the underdogs they were.
I'm hopeful more changes are made. I'm hopeful this is the end of hiring the old boys club. I'm hopeful this team can move in the right direction.
...and I'll miss MacT.
(my other blog has thoughts on jumping on the Canucks bandwagon)
Squeed by Loxy at 3:32 AM