Re: The way NOT to build a team
posted at 3/10/2013 6:56 PM EDT
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to 50belowzero's comment:
The trouble with Edmonton is their G.M, its quite easy to have the 1st overall pick and look at the T.S.N draft rankings and pick the top player.Its quite another to actually construct a team, which Tambellini hasn't done. The Oiler defence is bad, which has not been addressed for 3 or 4 years now and i don't know if Dubnyk is the answer. Some veteran help would be nice but i guess they figure Ryan Smyth is enough.
I've said it before but instead of just picking another young top end forward , why not use your imagination and deal it to a team that wants it for an established top 2 d-man.Again i think its Tambellini's job to do that but it seems he's quite happy standing at the podium on draft day with that smirk on his face to announce that the Oilers are drafting another forward, very predictable.
50 I'm not arguing about what you're saying, but who could've Edmonton gotten on their their blue line that would actually make a difference on this club? And out of which their forwards would you have given up to get one of these established top 2 d-man? Top 2 d-men don't grow on trees & top 2 d-men, doesn't necessarily mean the team will be better in their own zone. I think Suter & Weber are 2 perfect examples. Neither one is having a great season. Doughty had a great play-off, but he seems to be missing JJ. Then you have the Habs with Markov & Subban.
So, it's easy to say what a team needs, but it doesn't mean it's easy to get. It also doesn't mean it'll work either. You don't always need the best players, you need the right ones. I thought in this short season this Oiler team would be a joy to watch & I thought they'd make enough noise to turn heads for a shortened season. This team is atrocious!! And the goaltending has been the only reason the Oilers are in a lot of games! Dubneyk has had his bad nights, but that's the position that as been the most consistent. Khabby has been fantastic, when he hasn't been injured.
I know we can agree the team is atrocious Nite and while i don't watch all of their games i do know Dubey has been bad on some of the games i have watched. Of course it isn't all his fault but on a defensively poor team like this poor dubnyk has to be sensational.
As far as a top pairing d-man, who knows what can be done, but maybe if the Oilers dangled a 1st overall pick in front of the Habs with the prospect of getting Yakupov, they might have given up Subban and a pick. This is just one example and maybe i'm grasping at straws as who knows who's available. Try to get Gudbrandson out of Florida or Weber out of Buffalo. i don't know but Tambellini has to do something other than pick the best forward every draft.As far as which forward i would have given up, maybe last years pick Yakupov.