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Oilers' Kevin Lowe fails to provide needed change in leadership

Sun hockey writer says the three men tasked to clean up the Oilers mess, Scott Howson, Craig...

Sun hockey writer says the three men tasked to clean up the Oilers mess, Scott Howson, Craig MacTavish and Kevin Lowe, are the same people who got the team into its predicament in the first place. (Amber Bracken, Edmonton Sun)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:46 PM ET

Edmonton Oilers fans are being asked to remain patient while the guy who can’t get the job done now is replaced by the guys who couldn’t get the job done before.

Seriously.

In a surreal and combative media conference that some described as a cross between a Saturday Night Live skit and a military dictatorship explaining the latest “election” results, President For Life Kevin Lowe stepped to the microphone Monday and laid out the Oilers master plan:

Steve Tambellini has been fired for his inability to clean up the mess left behind by Lowe, Craig MacTavish and Scott Howson, a task so daunting that owner Daryl Katz decided it can only be tackled by Lowe, MacTavish and Howson.

Seriously. That’s what you are being asked to swallow.

No word yet on when Tom Renney and Pat Quinn are coming back, or when Ethan Moreau assumes his position as assistant to the GM.

“Steve came in under difficult circumstances,” said Lowe.


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