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Hockey fans everywhere are making fun of Edmonton Oilers after GM firing

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Rob Williams Jan 23, 2019 12:08 pm 128

The Edmonton Oilers have been a laughing stock for a long time.

Stanley Cups are now but a distant memory for the former ‘City of Champions.’ In fact, if you’re 29 or younger, you weren’t even alive to see those triumphs. The Oilers have missed the playoffs in all but one season since 2006, failing to put together a decent team despite winning the draft lottery four times.

Not even the best player in the world has been able to save them.

It would be tragic if it wasn’t so hilarious.

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The spotlight has shined extra bright on the Oilers this week, after they put Ryan Spooner (the only thing they have left to show for Jordan Eberle) on waivers on Monday and gave a generous contract extension to goaltender Mikko Koskinen on Tuesday. On Wednesday, they fired the man in charge of those decisions.

Peter Chiarelli has been relieved of his duties, after nearly four years of controversial moves, which includes trading reigning Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall.

Here’s how hockey fans outside of Edmonton reacted to the news:

The Oilers have lost three games in a row and don’t play again until February 2. Keith Gretzky, the brother of Wayne, will act as the team’s interim general manager until a full-time replacement is named.

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