I think if the management knew they would tank down the stretch they would have sent RNH down. At the time the decision was made Edmonton looked like they had a legitimate shot at the playoffs. Also, despite injury he looked good for alot more than 10 games.
That being said, I tend to be like you in that I'm more prone to push for a team to tank/rebuild and become a contender than hover in mediocrity like the Canucks did for years. They way that the Canucks became back-to-back presidents trophy winners I have always thought they were very fortunate with. Kesler and the Sedins magically jumped up 1 or 2 levels after seeming to plateau. It doesn't usually happen like that.
Still, most Canadian markets are filled with fans that disagree with that mentallity and don't put up with tanking when you have any shot at the playoffs. It totally makes sense what you are saying, but the Oilers would just be even worse without these kids... like probably one of the worst teams ever. Pragmatically, I agree, who cares. If you are going to come 11th anyway you might as well tank to the max.
On the other hand, Oilers fans know full well from recent experience that all you need to finish is 8th to have a shot at the cup.
That NY/Caps game was crazy. Holtby was amazing considering he's 22 and that was his 21st NHL game ever. He has way too much composure for someone his age. I really hope the Caps go far based on him standing on his head.
False. I quite enjoy the sport. I'm just big on supporting your local team, and since Seattle (for god knows why) doesn't have an NHL team, I've never had a real reason to get into the league. BUT SINCE I HAVE $5 ON THE KINGS I'M GONNA BE A SUPER FAN FOR THE NEXT MONTH.
That may be true Pea ( and I hear Seattle may be next in line for a team, Seattle or fucking Las Vegas :::Barf:::) , but we all know you have some skills with photoshop and what not, and well what I'm trying to say is that when a picture is too fucking big and it fucks up the formatting and shit I want to sacrifice something cute and cuddly--I really do-- don't let it be your cute and cuddly something that I sacrifice Pea, I don't want that. I don't want that at all.