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On-ice Edmonton Oilers give no indication that management change affects them in loss to Minnesota Wild

Kyle Brodziak beats Devan Dubnyk to open scoring in the first period Tuesday at Rexall Place....

Kyle Brodziak beats Devan Dubnyk to open scoring in the first period Tuesday at Rexall Place. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:38 AM ET

EDMONTON - You don’t fire a general manager in order to make a couple of subtle changes — the Edmonton Oilers are about to strip this thing down and rebuild the rebuild.

Buy-outs, trades, and waving good bye to unrestricted free agents are all on the schedule of bold moves promised by GM Craig MacTavish, so everyone from 7th defencemen to first picks overall could find themselves on the block.

All that’s left to decide now is who stays and who goes.

Well, if the first day of auditions are any indication, the biggest question for MacTavish, Scott Howson and Kevin Lowe isn’t who they need to get rid of, but rather who they should bother keeping.

Because the Edmonton Oilers under new management looked just like the Edmonton Oilers under old management.

Bad, in a 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.



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