The Oilers need some help. Probably a player or two. Or three.
I like to get a feel of a crowd. Yesterday, I asked what Edmonton’s greatest organizational need is. I was expecting a myriad of answers. I got quite a few different ones.
As you’ll see, the answers were divided fairly evenly. “Organizational need” is a fairly general term that will mean a couple of things to different people. Maybe it’s a player to plug and play starting next year. Maybe that means grabbing a specific position player in the draft.
What I didn’t expect was how many people would go off the board here.
Why is management not an option?— Kyle (@Rampagingbeaver) May 1, 2018
E) management— Megan- Salty 4x4ever (@mig14) April 30, 2018
a new GM— Kultakutri (@kulta64) April 30, 2018
Technology has come so far over the past twenty years. In 2018, we are still limited by Twitter’s poll option which contains only four possible answers.
GM— Chris (@stitcherman1984) April 30, 2018
Is new GM an option?— Rick Callihoo (@rickfoon) April 30, 2018
I’m starting to think that the current General Manager isn’t a popular fellow
Competent management.— YELLING POSSUMS (@humantorch) April 30, 2018
New GM— Adam R (@Russ4king) April 30, 2018
Why wasn't "New GM" an option?— Mike Bonn (@13Mike31) April 30, 2018
All of the above and a GM.— The Average Bear (@1average_bear) April 30, 2018
GM— ScottieEH (@ScottieA_82) April 30, 2018
Peter Chiarelli is the Oilers General Manager to begin the 2018-19 NHL season. A man who has traded Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson, Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome, and the 16th/33rd picks in the 2015 NHL Draft for Griffin Reinhart. A man who runs a team with a generational talent on top, one who scored 108 points in 82 games, A man who ignored obvious inefficiencies on last year’s blue line. Surely, this is the man who will take us to the promised land.
No trouble, right?