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Edmonton Oilers bits and bobs as Rookie Camp is set to begin this morning.

NHL: JAN 20 Oilers at Maple Leafs
“Call the rulebook, you idiots!”
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Morning, folks!

Couple items:

First of all: yikes. Ken Holland is a man of process like Robb Zombie is a man of god. Once again the MSM has nothing but contempt for the intelligence of the people who keep it in business. They think so little of you that they can’t even fathom the idea of you, the fans, noticing that Ken Holland is actually horrendous at his job and that, if he has any process at all, it’s collecting 38+ year olds like they’re antiques.

Secondly: the article’s even worse! Spector — the PHWA President as recently as 2019 — can’t help being xenophobic:

Some Euro?! The fuck?! Who does this guy think he is, and does also he not realize that two of the Oilers’ three best players are ‘Some Euros’? I cannot believe that passed the editor, and I can’t help but wonder if he even has one. Maybe it’s like us here, where we have an editor but he has a baby and we’re otherwise trusted, like adults, to not be xenophobic assholes?

That would mean that Mark Spector is basically a blogger. And that, by extension, would mean that bloggers are to blame for the state of the Oilers, like so many of my haters have suggested. Maybe they’ve been right all along.

Also, there’s this:

Here’s hoping the league takes notice. It cannot be a good look for them to see the world’s best player openly criticize the standard. In that vein, it will be interesting to see how they respond — will they call the rulebook or will they make it even harder for McDavid to draw a call out of spite?


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