I've never worked in hockey (so what the hell do *I* know?) but I would:
-Relieve Lowe, MacTavish, Sutter, and Howson of their duties. Bob Nicholson would be on thin ice with me. He was brought in from Hockey Canada to assess how the team is run at all levels, and the first guy he brought in was a disastrous GM. They need people who can properly assess talent. Immediately. Is that somebody like Mark Hunter? Can they hire Steve Yzerman if they stand outside of his house with a boom bo
Kevin Lowe is (along with Wayne Gretzky) the Vice-Chair of the Oilers Entertainment Group, and also serves as Alternate Governor. He does a lot of work on the business side of things (a job which he is said to be good at) but also spends a LOT of time involved in day-to-day hockey ops.
That's the part which I don't like. At all.
Good riddance! Yeah, some bizarre moves and this latest extension almost made me start a thread about it:
$13.5 mil. extension for rookie Koskinen after only 32 games!
This has to be his last GM gig...
I watched the presser and was unsurprised and saddened by it. There is a chronic unwillingness for management to accept responsibility.
Over the last 10 years, they have cleared out about 1,396 players who were blamed for being the problem with the team. My personal feeling is that the character issues are in the offices at Kingsway Ave, and not in the locker room so much. Since Daryl Katz bought the team 11 years ago, EVERYBODY but Lowe, MacTavish, etc, has bee
I really don't think that the firing means very much at all. Peter Chiarelli was a terrible General Manager who was part of a terrible management group. By leaving the rest of the rot (Lowe, MacTavish, etc) to smell up the room, nothing will change. If Chiarelli was THAT close to being fired, then why was he allowed to sign Mikko Koskinen to a (shall I be charitable here?) 4-year deal for $4.5M when he has under 30 NHL games under his belt less than 48-hours before he was sacked? Simple answer: