Oilers Big Presser: “We are rebuilding the rebuild”

By , April 9, 2012 8:21 am


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.

2 Responses to “Oilers Big Presser: “We are rebuilding the rebuild””

  1. zackman35 says:

    It could be a number of things like you mentioned Racki, contracts to ST, TRen or Smyth (or lack of there of). Arena talk, firing/resignation/letting go of ST/Tren, tough to say.

    “We’re very unhappy with were we finished in the standings, thought we would have finished higher… yada, yada. We are very pleased to be adding another young promising player through the draft… We will compete next year and be a better team.”

    I’m guessing something among those lines.

  2. Racki says:

    As we all know now, it was a lot of interviews.. players and Renney.

    Renney had some good quotes here:
    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/Oilers+coach+says+part+solution/6432616/story.html?cid=dlvr.it-twitter-ej_oilers

    Also, folks may want to take a look at Robin Brownlee’s article on Hall on Oilers Nation. Hall said all the right things in his part of the presser, except none of it was really your usual cliche stuff.

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