Here is a brief summary of some of the more infamous & controversial tweets of the last year. If you’re interested in reading the comments or adding one yourself feel free to click on the tweet to redirect you to my official Twitter account.
Contrary to some haters think, Chiarelli’s staff has done an excellent job drafting and re-stocking their minor league system. Add in guys like Marody, Hebig, Larkin, Mantha, Gambardella, Vesel to what should be a much improved Bakersfield in 2018-19.
Ethan Bear, Caleb Jones now Ostap Safin signed and likely to join the Condors at some point this year. The fruits of Chiarelli's drafts are starting to show folks don't let the haters tell you there's no help on the way – it's coming. Rome wasn't built in a day.
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) March 6, 2018
No question TMac has his favourites and his doghouse door is always open for his bottom 6.
Pakarinen, Slepyshev now Auvitu all bolt overseas. Lander last yr. Puljujarvi expressed his frustration earlier in year, Slepy asked for a trade earlier in year. Maroon never seen a coach (including TMac) like Hynes. All this is coincidence & has NOTHING to do with coach right? pic.twitter.com/NoLCARuVtq
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) May 4, 2018
Read the entire thread on this one with some of the tweets I quoted. LOL.
Oh there were many people that 100% on board with a Nurse-Trouba or Nurse-Hamonic deal. Imagine how fans would be kicking themselves now if either of those deals happened? Only 161 GP so far! pic.twitter.com/vH220TlIxP
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) January 19, 2018
Speaking of Nurse, this tweet might make my blood boil more than ANY other tweet. “Smart” people?
LT – "A plethora of smart people have told me privately Nurse is extremely unlikely to do that consistently in his career." 😂 Really?
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) October 25, 2017
This one seemed to gain ‘likes’ when the Oilers were winning then some people would ‘unlike’ when Oilers were losing. LOL. Posted this beginning of 2016-17 season. Still think it’s very possible:
Chiarelli is building his type of team regardless of what impulsive, short sighted fans think. I applaud him. Do u have a Cup on ur resume? pic.twitter.com/bp5fQz5eRG
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) October 8, 2016
All 3 went goal-less in 13 playoff games and 2 0f the 3 were moved that summer.
No doubt in my mind WHENEVER Oilers are finally knocked out of the playoffs where the fault will lie. Until then, enjoy the ride. pic.twitter.com/qdxWevhkss
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) March 23, 2017
Speaking of predictions how about this one which wasn’t too far off…
16-17 Actual: 243 GF, 227 GA – 103 pts
2014-15: 198 GF, 288 GA- 62 pts, 260 gms lost to inj.
2015-16: 203 GF, 245 GA- 70 pts. 368 gms
16-17: 228 GF, 217 GA- 99 pts
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) October 12, 2016
This one unfortunately did not age quite as well. Still can’t believe EDM didn’t get in.
No one can convince me this team isn't making the playoffs. They're right to be nervous but no doubt in my mind this team will put a couple 8 of 10 Win streaks together & get at least 3rd in division. You all can give up on this team but I won't. They're too good. pic.twitter.com/xbH4agtnOU
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) November 19, 2017
This sums up my opinion on analytics quite well and certainly applies to defencemen even moreso…
– There is no magic formula that will ever be able to unequivocally predict or encapsulate all that is a hockey player….
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) December 31, 2016
Self explanatory. How are these people still blogging about Oilers? Wouldn’t know since they’re all blocked. Even when the team is playing well they will still bang that drum. Still butthurt over their bff Hall getting traded.
The so called 'fans' and negative bloggers all belong to the same Twitter circle…. pic.twitter.com/m8hAO8Qs7o
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) March 27, 2017
This tweet was about the man Chiarelli did replace compared to the guy he brought in instead of him. Some morons from same Twitter circle actually were upset about the ‘X’ under Hall. LOL. Year 1 went to Looch. Year 2 clearly to Hall. Thing is we all know Hall is the better offensive player but point was Chiarelli viewed Lucic & Larsson as an adequate replacement over Hall and helped fill two voids on roster.
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) March 15, 2017
This was probably my favourite and most thought out tweet. Playful piece on my view of our GM. Naturally it received a tonne of hate from the “We’re smarter than you Twitter circle.” Last paragraph in particular is my favourite….
My view of Peter Chiarelli…. pic.twitter.com/kWxTsiKKiC
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) January 16, 2017
The time Tim & Sid read my tweet on air was sweet.
Expect more ass chewings Sixeiro when Talbot steals a round or 2! pic.twitter.com/AdRrCI0FE1
— Sean Patrick Ryan (@TheOilKnight) March 30, 2017