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First off, I'll come clean. I'm an oilers fan, and heres how I feel about this McDavid situation.
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING can fix the oilers problems until management from the coke head megalomaniac owner down to the trainers are gone. The team has built a losing culture and no players want to go somewhere where there is a losing culture. There has been no accountability for mistakes made with contracts, trades, management hiring and so forth. No team has has this pathetic of a run in any of my memories. I'm embarrassed that we are in this situation and even more embarrassed that an 18 year old kid is unhappy about making it to the NHL because our team is so fucking shitty. Edmonton has a tough hand dealt to them, because the city is a fucking shithole, so they basically need to pay players a premium to be there. Before, at least we could satisfy hockey loving, hockey players by allowing them to be a part of what was one of the most impressive histories in recent memory. That has been all but erased by the embarrassment of the KLOWE and Katz dick suck festival that has been happening since 2006. Until they show players that they are serious about turning the team around, there is no hope, McDavid or not.
I still remember holding the stanley cup with Billy Ranford back in 1990. Its one of my first vivid memories. At this point I'd be happy holding a fucking playoff ticket and a 13 dollar budweiser cup.
aaaaaaaaaaaaad...... McDavid went to where we all knew he would. Whatevs. It's how it works. I cheer for the Oilers due to fam living there and their 80's dynasty but with a team so stacked and loyal(if not the most loyal) fans in the NHL it's sad to watch it get squandered away by shitty management. It would seem that cleaning house is the only way.
heartbreaker for the Jets . I hope they at least get a home win!
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"
coulden't he say something like "I hope EDM dosent draft me" or something like that in hopes that they don't pick him? or would he be fined/not allowed to say shit about any team?
If he did he would not be the first, Eric Lindros is one guy that comes to mind in the NHL also Steve Francis with the Grizzlies, John Elway in the NFL and I'm sure there are a bunch more.
McDavid isn't stupid, his parents aren't stupid they've told him to embrace wherever he goes and don't be that guy.
“The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place... and I don´t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it. You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain't about how hard you hit... It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That´s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you worth, go out and get what you worth.” - Rocky Balboa