Not a Clue

 

MacT

John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal has a post up which contains the collected wit and wisdom of the worst GM in the NHL.

Craig MacTavish reveals explicitly how deluded he is about his roster and its abilities.

“I really feel we’ve got a foundation of NHL players, a top two defence pair (Justin Schultz and Oscar Klefbom) that I”m happy with,” MacTavish said.

“We’ve got a real good emerging first line (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall) that is becoming more and more impactful in the games, a much better level than they were at last year.”

The man is smoking the drapes.

In what world are Schultz and Klefbom a top pair D?

The answer is…NONE.

Justin Schultz is a huge liability on defence and does not produce enough offence to justify his existence.

He is currently ranked 46th in the league in points accrued by a defenseman….that’s good enough to tie for third among Flames defensemen.

That “real good emerging first line” is nothing more than wishful thinking.

There are 40 NHL centres who have scored more points than Ryan Nugent-Hopkins….FOURTY.

There are 16 NHL right wingers that have scored more points than Jordan Eberle.

And there are 25 left wingers that have scored more points than Taylor Hall.

If none of your first line players are top 10 in scoring…you’re pretty much hooped….ask the Vancouver Canucks whose top line is much more productive than the Oilers but still not good enough to win.

And for those hoping there will be a Chairman Mao “Great Leap Forward” next season…not a fucking chance:

“There’s not going to be 10 new bodies coming in that dressing room. There may be one, two or three new bodies and there are some areas of our game we have to address and get better and we’re going to do that.”

 

Good Grief.

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6 thoughts on “Not a Clue

  1. Oiler management is batshit crazy. But then again, so are Oiler fans. The 80 ‘s ruined the town. Even today a bunch of grown men (lowetides lunatics) hope against all reason that the “boys on the bus” will come again. It would be hilarious if not for the sadness of it. Til Lowe, MacT, etc… are shown the door, the team will always in the state of a rebuild with visions of a return to the 80 ‘s. MacT is easily the worst GM in the league, but because of his affiliation with the glory years, he’s given a pass on basically everything.

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  2. I am literally speechless at the complete incompetence of MacTavish. His arrogance and lack of introspection, combined with his inability to evaluate players, negotiate contracts or provide any kind of competitive team, make him again the runaway top candidate for the “Mad Mike Milbury” award for the G.M. who least deserves a job,

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  3. Eakins
    Schultz
    Draisaitl
    DAVID FREAKING CLARKSON and the 7 mil reported contract offer!!!!
    The Oilers cap! That alone tells you all you need to know.
    Walking into a season with two centers………..No clue.
    Moron.

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  4. Looking at the Oilers cap situation and considering they need to overpay UFAs to play for them, I’m not sure MacT could make many additions even if he wanted to.

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