Today is free agent day.. rather than run around on Twitter, TSN, comment on the forum.. comment on the blog… we can just do it all here and keep everyone in the loop.
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Welp, big dud today. Not much in the way of big signings, least of all any by the Oilers. We locked up a few players that had expired contracts, which was good though. Really though, the Oilers aren’t going to be big free agent players.. they’ll be looking for trades.
I will figure you out one day, Mr. Tambellini....
So today Steve-O mentioned something to me that sent me in a bit of a panic. It was something along the lines of “Tambellini said that he isn’t going to be a player in free agency”. Our first thought was along the lines of “oh great, another year of abysmal failure.” But I dug up the interview (which I’m sure many of you have read now) and it’s actually a lot better than it sounds….
Tambellini actually said that he is not going to persue the big “$10 Million agent”. This is absolutely the correct thing for him to think. However, I would have to think that at this point, you’d have to be a complete moron (sorry to anyone out there that disagrees) to think that we should be pursuing a big name free agent anyways, at this stage. So, no bonus marks for Tambellini here.. just a simple check mark in the “isn’t being a dipshit for thinking we need a big money free agent” box.
So what else good did he have to say? Continue reading 'Tambellini interviewed..'»
Happy Canada Day Folks...
So, here it is, July 1st… one of the more fun days in the NHL world – the first day of the free agency period (starts at 10PM EST today).
As with every year, there are several players out there that are available through the UFA market. The Fourth Period has compiled a list of the top 30 available UFAs, most of which would be of no interest to the Oilers though. But there are others out there… Continue reading 'Happy Canada Day / Free Agent Bonanza Day'»