Rumor: Messier joining the Oilers?

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  1. Jaeger03

    Jaeger03 Registered User

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    Just caught this on Hotstove.... right at the end Friedman mentioned that the scuttlebutt is that Messier is going to join the Oilers in some capacity. No more information than that. Didn't see a thread about it yet.
     
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    Oiltankjob Fail Registered User

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    Director of captain development :sarcasm:
     
  3. Gone

    Gone Fire KLowe

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    Great, nepotism gone amok.
     
  4. booyakasha

    booyakasha Registered User

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    So awesome!!!

    I cannot wait to read all the ******** comments of "old boys club" :handclap:

    HFOil is going to be better to read.
     
  5. booyakasha

    booyakasha Registered User

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    only thing to make things better is if Katz gives Lowe a contract for life.

    Do it Katz!!!:yo:
     
  6. jumptheshark

    jumptheshark Rebooting myself Sponsor

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    he lives most of the time in NY and Montana. Messier wants to be a GM-- Deputy hockey operations is my guess
     
  7. Tad Mikowsky

    Tad Mikowsky Browns AFC NORTH 2019

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    Yeah can't wait to see the ********. Over a very, minor, position.

    You could hire him as a janitor and people would still be hurt :laugh:
     
  8. Heavy Dee

    Heavy Dee Registered User

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    Lowe becomes pres rexall sports. Messier becomes prez hockey ops
     
  9. Moonlapse Vertigo

    Moonlapse Vertigo Katz n' MacT BFFs

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    Means nothing. Pat Quinn was a "consultant" for a year or two after the Oilers fired him.

    Katz is probably just helping him stay relevant in the NHL landscape after his "divorce" from the Rangers.
     
  10. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith From playoff zero to playoff hero, thanks Chia.

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    It's already started.
     
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    RipsADrive Registered User

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    Meh.

    The name Messier carries weight everywhere around the league still. As long as he isn't gifted charge of a terribly important portion of the team I don't see how it could harm the club.

    Old boy's club or not, I don't see how having Messier around the team could be a bad thing.
     
  12. Tarus

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    Can't really see where he'd fit in, the Oilers due to their cronyism are kind of topped up on plausible sounding executive positions.

    Maybe they'll make him President of Pro Scouting or something. He can sit comfortable at home in New York watching games on TV from his couch, while still pulling a paycheck and being able to attend NHL functions in an official capacity.
     
  13. Replacement*

    Replacement* Checked out

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    Take all the old faces off the dressing room walls and have all the old faces employed in the org at some made up, just because, capacity as an ode to the team discovering its own NEW identity.

    Thats supposed to make any sense?
     
  14. Moonlapse Vertigo

    Moonlapse Vertigo Katz n' MacT BFFs

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    The Oilers were probably inspired by Patrick Roy's great first impression back with his old club. :sarcasm:
     
  15. Cassano

    Cassano Aubama-Who?

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    The last thing this organization needs is another egomaniac in some form of management capacity.
     
  16. harpoon

    harpoon He's no Griffin Reinhart

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    Pretty sure that was just because he had a year left on his contract.
    I doubt Quinn has set foot in Edmonton since he got fired. Totally different than hiring someone to fill a slot that doesn't exist.

    Hey Katz, I love Messier as much as any Oiler fan does but how about getting the team a center who can still strap on the blades and help the team.
     
  17. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith From playoff zero to playoff hero, thanks Chia.

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    I hear this guy's pretty good...

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Pochiro

    Pochiro too many losing

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    don't see the bad in a move like this
     
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    Mcnofool6110 Re-defining Rock Bottom since '07

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    Eakins: So I got rid of all these old posters of the old Cup winners, you sure you're okay with this?

    MacT: Oh yeah I'm fine with it! Out with the old!

    *Eakins leaves room, MacT picks up telephone*

    MacT: Hi, Mark, it's me. Remember what I said about Operation 80's? Yeah, you might have to play... Good. Good...

    *MacT turns around to Darth Lowe. He approves.*
     
  21. harpoon

    harpoon He's no Griffin Reinhart

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    I guess we do have Katz to thank for Nuge. His plan to suck on purpose for four years was golden :sarcasm:
     
  22. OneMoreAstronaut

    OneMoreAstronaut Reduce chainsaw size

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    Excellent, there's our new center.
     
  23. Wheathead

    Wheathead Formally a McRib

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    Meh, whatever.

    Doesn't bother me.
     
  24. GreatKeith

    GreatKeith From playoff zero to playoff hero, thanks Chia.

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    We also have this guy coming back before too long...

    I think his name is Gagner?
     
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    Jepprey Creeper

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    Well, we do need a gritty second line center.
     

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