Stu MacGregor and Steve Tambellini have made their decision…

By , June 22, 2010 8:43 pm

Sorry, no answer as to which player they’re picking, but it’s interesting that MacGregor and Tambellini are on the same page, because I got the feeling from a previous Tambellini interview that he wanted to pick Taylor Hall. But hey, opinions can change, and also one talent of GMs these days is being able to make people think one thing when you’re thinking another..

Per Dan Tencer’s Twitter:

According to MacGregor, the Taylor/Tyler decision has absolutely been made and he and Steve Tambellini are in total agreement.

Coaching changes…

By , June 22, 2010 1:15 pm

Today, Steve Tambellini held a press conference to announce that Pat Quinn would be promoted to Senior Advisor (which means he now gets to use his vast array of 1930s references and vague expressions on a new set of people slightly closer to his age). With Pat Quinn moved up, Tom Renney has been named to Head Coach. Still no word on what is in store for Kelly Buchberger and Wayne Fleming.

Was it the right move to bump Quinn out of the Head Coach position?

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Hall Inductees to be Announced Today

By , June 22, 2010 8:58 am
The one good thing the city of Toronto gave the Hockey world.

The one good thing the city of Toronto gave the Hockey world.

Today the Hall of Fame voters decide on the 2010 crop of Hall of Fame inductees. Eligible players include Dave Andreychuk, Dino Ciccarelli, Doug Gilmour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Adam Oates, and the controversial nominee, Eric Lindros.

Eric Lindros is a bit of an interesting nominee that follows the same story as a guy like Cam Neely who had his superb career cut short by injury. Cam Neely was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005 with his share of question marks as well. There’s been much debate as to whether Eric Lindros should be inducted on various forums and blogs… what do you folks think?

UPDATE @ 10:00AM: The Oilers have announced their schedule for the 2010-11 season. The first game will be at home on October 7th, vs. the Douches to our south, the Calgary Flames. Game 2 is at home on October 10th vs. the Florida Panthers. The Oilers see their first road trip start on the 14th of October (vs. Calgary).

UPDATE @ 1:45 PM: Per TSN: “Dino Ciccarelli, Cammi Granato and Angela James have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category. In the Builder Category, Jimmy Devellano and the late Daryl ‘Doc’ Seaman was elected.”

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