The Oilers are holding a “big” press conference today, according to the media. Our prediction is it will go something like this: “the Edmonton Oilers would like to announce that we’re rebuilding the rebuild. After 3 straight years of top-3 draft picks, we feel that it would be in our best interest to start fresh. You can expect the Edmonton Oilers to be competing in the playoffs again in 5 more years, just in time for the new arena!”
What can the news really be? An extension for Tambellini and/or Renney? My guess is that it is about extending Tambellini. Either that, or they’re announcing that they found a bag of money outside Rexall and can finally start building the new arena.