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Posted by630 CHED2 years ago
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This is Bob Stauffer AMA

Bob Stauffer here, Oilers Radio Network and "Oilers Now". Let's have some fun

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster16 points · 2 years ago

That's all folks! Thanks for participating.

Cheers.

Bob

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64 YAKUPOV7 points · 2 years ago

Come back soon Bob!

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster12 points · 2 years ago

Just a heads up. We will be shutting down the AMA Reddit at 6:00 PM MST. It's been fun!

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97 HOMERUN10 points · 2 years ago

Dang Bob, you've been a question answering machine.

Thanks for your time!

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88 DAVIDSON9 points · 2 years ago

Just gotta say thanks for answering so many of our questions Bob.

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Hey Bob,

Do you hesitate to hint at trades/signings/information with people like Chris Nichols and David Staples making 'reports' or blogs out of tidbits from your show? Or do you not really care about it? Just curious.

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster12 points · 2 years ago

I have never spoken to Chris Nichols. As for David, he has a pretty good following on Cult of Hockey, and I talk with him occasionally. He is an excellent feature writer for the Journal. My only concern is when things get taken out of context from what was said on the show. This rarely happens....lol

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Haha, thanks for answering, Bob!

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Hey bob a few questions

1.How much control does the OEG have over oilers now if any?

2.Whats it like to be on the team charters? Are you able to talk to the players at all? Or do the media guys just stay to themselves? On average how many media guys are on the plane?

3.Whats the biggest difference between oilers now and your old show total sports?

4.Do you think the golden bears hockey team will be making a coaching change this offseason?

5.Also let brenden know that I'm extremely jealous of him being able to goto wrestlemania

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster13 points · 2 years ago

1. The Oilers fall under the OEG umbrella, just as they did before under the Rexall Sports Corporation umbrella before

2. Being on the team charter is a privilege. The media that travel (6-8 of us) sit in front of the players. Experienced broadcaster/media understand their are boundaries in terms of relationships with players. We are in essence their guests on the planes.

3. Biggest difference between the 2 shows are the technical improvements. Text messaging has become the biggest way to communicate.

As a rule of thumb I can say what I what, provided I can back it up.

4. I expect Serge Lajoie back at the U of A for the upcoming season.

5. You will grow out of your rasslin' phase...we all do!

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29 RAUMDEUTER8 points · 2 years ago
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Hey Bob,

Between the Maroon trade and the rumored Yakupov + Pouliot deal, there has been a lot speculation about Anaheim and Edmonton making a trade this offseason (particularly around one of ANA's defenseman). Can you comment on the situation and if you've heard of any specifics of a potential deal? Thanks.

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster10 points · 2 years ago

Some GM's are just more comfortable with other GM's. Based on personality I could see how PC might have a connection with a guy like Bob Murray or Stan Bowman. The Ducks have what the Oilers need. "D" Frankly I think the 'Ducks also could use some more scoring. It wouldn't surprise if Anaheim moved one of Lindholm or Vatanen. They have Shea Theodore who appears ready to step in, along with 2 other good albeit different D prospects in Montour and Larsson

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64 YAKUPOV7 points · 2 years ago

Hey Bob, thanks so much for coming to our little corner of the internet.

I know it must be difficult to be simultaniously a journalist and an employee of the Oilers. How do you balance these seemingly competing issues?

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster15 points · 2 years ago

I can say what I want provided I can back it up. Oilers fans are too smart to BS. They know the game. We have to have a "transparent" show with Oilers Now, which is why I am never afraid to read negative texts. What I see on ice-be it in game or in practice is fair game IMO

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77 KLEFBOM4 points · 2 years ago

On that note about being unable to BS the fans, do you think that's because they're a very "hockey literate" fanbase compared to others? Do you ever find yourself changing your views or such, due to insight from just a "normal" fan?

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster11 points · 2 years ago

I take many things into consideration when evaluating the game. The Oilers blogosphere is knowledgeable and passionate. Some of the Oilers bloggers outwork some media personalities I know...lol

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77 KLEFBOM5 points · 2 years ago

Haha not to name any names or anything... thanks for doing this, Bob, hope you know we very much appreciate your taking the time. Enjoy your summer.

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64 YAKUPOV4 points · 2 years ago

Hey, thanks a lot for the response Bob. Keep on keepin' on!

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Is it important for the team to add experienced d men or would they look at adding someone who just breaking into the league? Also how much added pressure to win will there be in the new building?

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster10 points · 2 years ago

Good question on the pressure to win in the new building. The time had some to get this ship righted IMO! The Oilers MUST add an experienced legit top 4 D who can move the puck and hope Klefbom, Nurse and Davidson continue to improve

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94 SMYTH8 points · 2 years ago

Hey Bob, how does one get into sports radio broadcasting?

And what do you think of #VIEWS?

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630 CHEDOriginal Poster10 points · 2 years ago

Understand that if you are going to get into sports broadcasting that it has to be a passion and you likely won't get rich. Volunteer at a Campus radio station or Campus newspaper, can go to a trade school (NAIT/SAIT/BCIT) or a University that has Journalism program. You will need a little luck along the way too!

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8 ROY3 points · 2 years ago

Proud MacEwan grad of the Journalism program here! Was part of the first crop of students to take it, and it's getting a lot better. Amazing profs on the Journalism side. Would also recommend the Pro Comm side. You can get the best of both worlds.

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