Ep.275: Don’t Call it a Rebuild, I Been Here for Years

Jonathan Willis joins the show to discuss the firing of Peter Chiarelli, the end to another sad chapter in the last decade plus of hockey in Edmonton, and how the Oilers go about fixing the mess he left behind. Topics include:

2:45 The Mikko Koskinen contract, and timeline of the firing
15:00 How Chiarelli’s tenure compares to past Oilers GMs
25:30 Asset Management 101: The tale of Al Montoya
35:15 The search for a new GM
46:30 Big decisions ahead at the deadline and in free agency
57:00 How we would go about fixing things

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