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Old 05-28-2019, 09:47 AM   #21
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:49 AM   #22
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Oilers or not, Tippett is a good hire. He has the ability to dumb down the game enough to get his teams competitive when they're terrible depth wise. Aka he knows how to coach a bunch of plugs.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:02 AM   #23
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Oilers or not, Tippett is a good hire. He has the ability to dumb down the game enough to get his teams competitive when they're terrible depth wise. Aka he knows how to coach a bunch of plugs.
To what NHL Championship?

I agree, he's a good coach. I also thought Hitch, McLelland and Krueger were too and likely still would be. There's just not a team in front of him that's going to win anything just like there wasn't in Arizona. And Edmonton being Edmonton, they'll be running him out of town in 3 years not looking to re-sign him regardless of how much his bunch of losers over-achieve.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:03 AM   #24
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Tippet coached Reider to his best NHL seasons. Reider scores more, Oilers are successful. Do I have this right?
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^ Can you name a single other reason why they missed the playoffs?

Other than Connor going down in game 82, I can't. They might have this problem licked after all
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If only Nicholson hadn't shot his mouth off about Rieder.

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Old 05-28-2019, 10:11 AM   #27
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Oilers or not, Tippett is a good hire. He has the ability to dumb down the game enough to get his teams competitive when they're terrible depth wise. Aka he knows how to coach a bunch of plugs.
I know he's had bad teams, but Tippett only made the POs 3 out of 7 years with the Yotes (and his first three years to boot) and made it past round one once. The year he did that he had Smith playing .930 goal. He also had a better overall lineup than Edmonton can boast - Doan, Vrbata, Whitney, Hanzal, Boedker, Langkow, Korpikoski, Vermette, OEL, Yandle, Morris, Aucoin, Stone.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:23 AM   #29
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I think Tippett is a good coach, and though he is known for being a very defensive coach in Phoenix, his team played much more offensively in Dallas.



I do not, however, feel this is going to end well. Tippett had a lot to do with pushing out Maloney in a power-struggle with the owner, IIRC. After a month, he will realize that the Oilers don't have a real NHL team, and will start complaining about the lack of talent he has to work with, and cause a ruckus in the organization. Maybe that will actually push them to make real changes and improve.



Either that, or the Oilers will still suck, because, you know, they are the Oilers. I put my money on the sucky Oilers every time.
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He better not try to change the culture of the team too fast like Eakins did.
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^ Or have the donuts removed from the media lounge and replaced with fruits & veggies like Eakins did. You need all the support you can get there.
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How many coaches are on the payroll that don’t coach anymore? McClellan and Hitchcock? Must be frustrating for the fans... hehehe
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HAHAHA. This is literally the worst possible coach they could pick for McDavid.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:58 AM   #34
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HAHAHA. This is literally the worst possible coach they could pick for McDavid.
I honestly thought for a while that they were just going to make McDavid a Player/Coach.
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...his Mom is going to be so sad in a year or two...
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My understanding is that Tipped signed for just under $3 million a year. Believe it's between $2.75 M and $3 million a year. Pretty good bargain for the Oilers given where coaches' salaries have gone for veteran guys the last few little while.
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I think both Holland and Tippett were front runners for positions in Seattle, Tippett was actually consulting for the Seattle franchise. Their wives must hate them for being premature here.
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I honestly thought for a while that they were just going to make McDavid a Player/Coach.
There's still time

Nuge is just hoping he can learn this one's name in time
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Spector just phrased a question to Tippet along the lines of

"You used to beat Edmonton all the time with a worse roster, what's it like to have the keys to a Ferrari now?"
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Also, according to Tippett... fans should be pretty excited about him and Holland

He learned pretty quickly that Edmonton fans can be told directly what to cheer for
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