By , August 6, 2010 3:26 pm

Can't have enough shitty goalies...

According to the email that I just received from the oilers, and also here:

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Martin Gerber on a one-year contract.

Gerber, 35, played last year with Altant Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In 30 appearances he went 15-6-6 with a 2.19 GAA and .914 save percentage.

I’m not sure what to think about this one, as in wouldn’t Niemi be a better choice than Gerber? Do we really want 4 goalies come camp? Is Khabilbulin really fucked now? How do the kids feel now?

Plus the sumbitch stole a cup from us.

Great Scott! Oilers hire Barons GM

By , August 6, 2010 1:13 pm

Great Scott!!

Well, the Oilers have finally hired a GM for the Oklahoma City Barons. Feel free to shout a collective “who?”. Anyone that knows details on this guy, feel free to fill the rest of us in.

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Bill Scott as General Manager of the Oklahoma City Barons.

Scott, who was recently the Director of Hockey Operations for the American Hockey League, will oversee the entire Barons’ hockey operations department.

New site theme

By , August 5, 2010 12:19 am
Uh.. yah, I dunno either.

Uh.. yah, I dunno either.

This short post is just to let you all know that there is a new theme available. You can switch between any of the themes using the theme switcher drop down (the new theme is called “MyMag” – yah, I don’t name these things… ). You’ll probably notice some quirks with the new theme. Feel free to either e-mail me at contact@puttingonthefoil.com about it, or just mention it in the General Discussion section. I’m sure there will be a few bugs here and there, but I’ll work them out as I can. On that note, the feature post slider at the top of the new theme won’t show pics for any of the older posts.

Oilers re-sign Jeff Deslauriers

By , August 1, 2010 11:03 am

Not news anymore, but figured I should whip up a post for posterity’s sake….

The Oilers have avoided arbitration again, this time signing Jeff Deslauriers to a 1-year, one-way deal worth 1.05M.

Here is the official Oilers press release:

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Jeff Deslauriers on a one-year deal.

Deslauriers, 26, played in his second National Hockey League season last year appearing in 48 games sporting a 16-28-4 record with a 3.26 GAA and .901 save percentage.

The 6’4”, 200 lbs goaltender was given the starting role after veteran netminder Nikolai Khabibulin went down with a back injury. Deslauriers put together a season-best five-game winning streak in December when the he backstopped the Oilers to five consecutive road wins.

Deslauriers, who was born in St-Jean-Richelieu, Quebec, played 10 games last year for Edmonton and held a 4-3-0 record with a 3.34 GAA and .901 save percentage. He also played in five games with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL and was 1-4-0.

Deslauriers played junior hockey with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL from 2001-04. In that span he had a 67-64-8 record. He was drafted by Edmonton in the 2nd round, 31st overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

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