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MacTavish vows to weed out complainers

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07:27 AM ET 08.01 | There is a new sheriff in town, and his name is Craig MacTavish. [MacTavish] is seeking an attitude adjustment for the Edmonton Oilers. Heading into the off-season, the team's general manager set out to change the culture of a club he evaluated closely last season. Once taking over from Steve Tambellini, MacTavish vowed bold changes would be on the way, and so far, has made good on that promise. "I think it's incumbent on everyone in that locker room to work on providing the type of productive, hard-working, no-complaining culture that we want," MacTavish said Wednesday, while paying a visit to the Oilers hockey school in St. Albert. "I really am going to be diligent in my decision-making in terms of weeding out the complainers. I want guys that want to be there, want to come to work every day."

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August 1, 2013  08:21 AM ET

He will be diligent in weeding out complainING, not complainERS. Obviously, if Taylor Hall is one of the top complainers on the team, McTavish will not release him or trade him.

August 1, 2013  08:44 AM ET

good luck

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August 1, 2013  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Maybe they were complaining about the whole our-defence-sucks-and-we-have-no-toughness thing. Are they not allowed to complain about that?

no, because that makes it look like team management is an oxymoron....which is only 1/2 correct

August 1, 2013  09:13 AM ET

The team's general manager set out to change the culture of a club.

Boy George on right wing?

August 1, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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The team's general manager set out to change the culture of a club.Boy George on right wing?

Justin Bieber on left? Lady Gaga on D? This could get to be downright musical!

August 1, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Justin Bieber on left? Lady Gaga on D? This could get to be downright musical!

I call shenanagins
not only did you mention Bieber in a hockey thread...but in a musical reference

August 1, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Justin Bieber on left? Lady Gaga on D? This could get to be downright musical!

I'd like to say as a Canadian I'm very proud of how Justin represents our country.

(Maybe we can get his monkey back from the Germans and leave him there)

August 1, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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I call shenanaginsnot only did you mention Bieber in a hockey thread...but in a musical reference

I am ashamed. Won't happen again. (Unless Canuck mentions Boy George)!

:-(

August 1, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The team's general manager set out to change the culture of a club.Boy George on right wing?

Mentioning Boy George is bad Karma, chameleon

August 1, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Justin Bieber on left? Lady Gaga on D? This could get to be downright musical!

With Madonna between the pipes

August 1, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

With Madonna between the pipes

Her five-hole has seen a lot of pipes.

August 1, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Her five-hole has seen a lot of pipes.

must look like a flank steak

August 1, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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must look like a flank steak

I'm sure it's been well pounded and stuffed.

August 1, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I'm sure it's been well pounded and stuffed.

in yoga pants, I'd bet it looks like a mattress folded over

August 1, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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in yoga pants, I'd bet it looks like a mattress folded over

wow...I just ruined my OWN lunch

August 1, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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... if Taylor Hall is one of the top complainers on the team ...

He ain't. Wouldn't be surprised one bit if he's the Oilers next Captain.

August 1, 2013  11:11 AM ET

"MacTavish vows to weed out complainers"

There goes Sheldo Suray! ...... Oh, wait!

There goes Ryan Whitney! ..... Oh, wait!

There goes Eric Belanger! ..... Oh, wait!

August 1, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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in yoga pants, I'd bet it looks like a mattress folded over

If true Swampy will soon have it as a profile pic.

 
August 1, 2013  11:15 AM ET

But what if a guy starts to complain about the complainers ?

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