The big story in Edmonton Monday was the exit of Steve Tambellini, fired after five years of running the ship in Edmonton. In his place came new General Manager Craig MacTavish, four years to the day after Tambellini fired him as head coach.
But that wasn't the only story. Up at the podium to announce the changes, President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe starred in one of the worst press conferences in recent memory, bickering with the local media and even somehow managing to insult the majority of the Oilers' fanbase.
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Asked how fans were going to be reassured by a changing of the guard that really just involved a shuffling of hats, Lowe put his foot directly into his mouth, differentiating between the fans that attend games and those losers who sit on their duffs and watch the game on television for free.
"We have two types of fans," he said. "We have paying customers and we have people that watch the game that we still care about, but certainly the people who go to the games and support, we spend a lot of time talking to them, delivering our message."