UPDATED: Start salivating, Nation

bingofuel
May 26 2009 10:37AM

UPDATED 10:45 MDT

Just received the following dispatch from Gregor:

"My gut says it will be Pat Quinn as head coach with Tom Renney as associate coach. I can’t get any confirmation on that, but that’s my guess. Either way, this is Tambellini’s biggest decision so I won’t be surprised if he goes with guys he knows and trusts. He can’t afford a George Burnett type of situation. The new coach has to be a hard-ass that the veterans will pay attention to. That is Quinn. The associate needs to be a technical guy. That is Renney. I don’t know who will be the assistant, but I hear that Buchburger will be in the organization in some capacity, but not as coach. I will have more after the presser…or tune in to TEAM 1260 for all the reaction.


According to our very own patented (uh, sort of?) Oilers New Aggregator 2.0®, the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club has called a news conference today at noon mountain time. Could this herald the arrival of our long-awaited head coach? Will Steve Tambellini tell us what he brought to work for lunch today?

WILL THERE BE PUDDING?

In my mind, this can mean two things: we're going to either hear who the new head coach is, or it's going to be some BS about another largely irrelevant (to fans, anyway) front-office appointment. Let's hope it's the former.

DISCUSS.

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#1 Toby
May 26 2009, 10:39AM
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Man if this is to announce a new coach. They kept it tight lipped. Not even a sniff of who it could be, 1hr30 mins left. You think someone would of seen someone around the city. Here's hoping its not marc crawford

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#2 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 10:40AM
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The time has come!

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#3 bingofuel
May 26 2009, 10:41AM
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@ baggedmilk: Just say the line... :P

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#4 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 10:43AM
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@ bingofuel:

And so have I?

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#5 Ogden Brother
May 26 2009, 10:44AM
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And for the next 9 to 24 months the new most overated man in Edmonton will be:

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#6 swany
May 26 2009, 10:44AM
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It will be Quinn as Head coach, that's my opinion but Dreger is saying it will be Quinn as HC with Renny as asistant,

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#7 Sandra Blood
May 26 2009, 10:45AM
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Damn I read it's going to be ......As the CROW flies, where are you Brownlee?

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#8 RossCreek
May 26 2009, 10:45AM
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My sources indicate Robin was rite. PAT QUINN, TOM RENNEY AND BUCKY. We'll see.

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#9 Sandra Blood
May 26 2009, 10:46AM
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swany wrote:

It will be Quinn as Head coach, that’s my opinion but Dreger is saying it will be Quinn as HC with Renny as asistant,

Renney as associate

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#10 bingofuel
May 26 2009, 10:47AM
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@ baggedmilk: I thought everyone would know to gank Towel Boy's line... But we should probably let him say it.

Check this space over the next half hour for updates. And comment your brains out, please!

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#11 RossCreek
May 26 2009, 10:47AM
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And my source comes from a player. So unless he's jerkin me...

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#12 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 10:49AM
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@ bingofuel:

I'm on it buddy, I will praise the Nation for the rest of my life when Brownlee or Gregor breaks it first.

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#13 sittingatmydesk
May 26 2009, 10:52AM
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i think brownlee was right, as he said a few week ago, a HC with an associate.... how did you do it robin? , it looks like your still well connected ( if its all true) P.S where's Stauffer?

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#14 Librarian Mike
May 26 2009, 10:53AM
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So it looks like Wayne-O wasn't in the running after all. Kudos to Tambellini for getting real coaches, if the posting is accurate.

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#15 blu
May 26 2009, 10:56AM
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I could really dig Quinn as head coach here. Really really.

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#16 freeze
May 26 2009, 10:57AM
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tsn is reporting the same as Gregor. Color me disappointed.

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#17 Big Daddy
May 26 2009, 10:59AM
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Quinn good. Renney good. Tambie good work!

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#18 Mikey #2
May 26 2009, 11:00AM
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Heard Gregor on air...he had it before TSN...and credited Brownlee with the Associate coach idea..You guys killed it...I love this site even more now...Funny and credible..

Gregor you rock...Brownlee great insight.

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#19 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 11:00AM
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freeze wrote:

tsn is reporting the same as Gregor. Color me disappointed.

Look at Quinn's record as a coach, man. All the guy has ever done is win.

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#20 Travis Dakin
May 26 2009, 11:04AM
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baggedmilk wrote:

@ bingofuel: And so have I?

HAHAHAH Awesome!

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#21 Travis Dakin
May 26 2009, 11:05AM
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I could handle Quinn and Renney

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#22 The Pestival
May 26 2009, 11:06AM
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as the song goes...."and I jizzed in my pants!"

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#23 Big Daddy
May 26 2009, 11:08AM
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Brownlee & Gregor rock. Tell you right now, Edmonton has some of the best writers in the game. We are very fortunate to have guys like the afformentioned. Good work gents. This site rocks. So does The Team1260!!!

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#24 Librarian Mike
May 26 2009, 11:08AM
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Sportsnet is saying it's a 'major announcement'. Maybe it'll consist of Bob Stauffer holding up his cellphone with the following text message from Katz:

kLO job iz safe 4 reelz ;)

...or not.

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#25 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 11:12AM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Sportsnet is saying it’s a ‘major announcement’. Maybe it’ll consist of Bob Stauffer holding up his cellphone with the following text message from Katz: kLO job iz safe 4 reelz …or not.

I would lean towards.

"I drank 6 litres of donair sauce"

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#26 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 11:13AM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Sportsnet is saying it’s a ‘major announcement’. Maybe it’ll consist of Bob Stauffer holding up his cellphone with the following text message from Katz: kLO job iz safe 4 reelz …or not.

I would lean towards.

"Stauff I can't believe to drank 6 litres of donair sauce"

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#27 Rusty Shackleford
May 26 2009, 11:14AM
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This sounds good to me. Now that the Oilers have Rusty's blessing, go ahead and announce this thing!

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#28 mazola
May 26 2009, 11:16AM
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My guess is they rehire MacTavish. This time he has a moustache. Sneaky...

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#29 Librarian Mike
May 26 2009, 11:18AM
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@ mazola:

Hahaha. Welcome aboard, Greg MacRadish!

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#30 smytty777
May 26 2009, 11:18AM
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I like the approach of head coach and associate coach, if it is Quinn and Renney we are getting two highly qualified people.

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#31 Rusty Shackleford
May 26 2009, 11:19AM
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PRESSDAY!!!

*sends Smokin' Ray NNC a special rusty quarter*

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#32 Mark
May 26 2009, 11:20AM
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great, Quinn knows so much about 90's style hockey... let's face it, until the Oilers make some major moves he's not going to be able to do much better with this team than Mac T - prepare for another mediocre season before an exciting joust for 8th place.

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#33 Big Daddy
May 26 2009, 11:20AM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Sportsnet is saying it’s a ‘major announcement’. Maybe it’ll consist of Bob Stauffer holding up his cellphone with the following text message from Katz: kLO job iz safe 4 reelz …or not.

LMFAO!

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#34 Jay Gray
May 26 2009, 11:23AM
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I like it

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#35 Big Daddy
May 26 2009, 11:24AM
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Mark wrote:

great, Quinn knows so much about 90’s style hockey… let’s face it, until the Oilers make some major moves he’s not going to be able to do much better with this team than Mac T - prepare for another mediocre season before an exciting joust for 8th place.

....easy does it brother. Batman has given Robin the go ahead to persue a bonafied star. With Pat Quinn and Tom Renney coming that may be enuf to entice some star quality for the first line!

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#36 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 11:29AM
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Mark wrote:

great, Quinn knows so much about 90’s style hockey… let’s face it, until the Oilers make some major moves he’s not going to be able to do much better with this team than Mac T - prepare for another mediocre season before an exciting joust for 8th place.

LET THE PESSIMISM BEGIN!

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#37 Gam Sagner
May 26 2009, 11:31AM
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"My guess is they rehire MacTavish. This time he has a moustache. Sneaky.." OMG LOL

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#38 Greg MC
May 26 2009, 11:32AM
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Would be shocked if Jagr isn't an Oiler this season.

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#39 nboilerfan
May 26 2009, 11:34AM
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Maybe Crawford will also be brought onboard as another assistant coach?

A grand ol' Canucks coaching reunion.

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#40 jayoilfan
May 26 2009, 11:34AM
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I like it, Who ever said Quinn knows so much about 90's style hockey... what ever. Quinn is a good coach, he knows what needs to change to get the team competitive in todays game. Old dogs can learn new tricks. Besides he did very well with the young guns at the world juniors. I think he'll do well with our team, demand respect from the old vets and impress the new young guys. Lets hope with a big name coach we can get a big name player or two...just hoping.

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#41 17
May 26 2009, 11:34AM
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Greg MC wrote:

Would be shocked if Jagr isn’t an Oiler this season.

Agreed. Anyone know if it's within the rules to buy out Jagr's contract in the KHL to get him to sign as a free agent here?

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#42 Big Daddy
May 26 2009, 11:34AM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Mark wrote: great, Quinn knows so much about 90’s style hockey… let’s face it, until the Oilers make some major moves he’s not going to be able to do much better with this team than Mac T - prepare for another mediocre season before an exciting joust for 8th place. LET THE PESSIMISM BEGIN!

I concur......Edmonton Fans are great but aren't happy unless they have something to Biatch about. Todays news is good. All I heard this past season is WE NEED CHANGE! And so it begins......YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH!!!!!

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#43 Big Daddy
May 26 2009, 11:35AM
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17 wrote:

Greg MC wrote: Would be shocked if Jagr isn’t an Oiler this season. Agreed. Anyone know if it’s within the rules to buy out Jagr’s contract in the KHL to get him to sign as a free agent here?

I can be done without a doubt. Up to Jagr.

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#44 baggedmilk
May 26 2009, 11:35AM
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nboilerfan wrote:

Maybe Crawford will also be brought onboard as another assistant coach? A grand ol’ Canucks coaching reunion.

Somewhere Crawford is crying into his giant cauldron of hair product.

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#45 The Menace
May 26 2009, 11:36AM
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Mark wrote:

great, Quinn knows so much about 90’s style hockey… let’s face it, until the Oilers make some major moves he’s not going to be able to do much better with this team than Mac T - prepare for another mediocre season before an exciting joust for 8th place.

Wow. Your glass might even be three-quarters empty. And the other quarter might be urine.

*wishes he had more urine for that random drug test*

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#46 Bob Cob
May 26 2009, 11:36AM
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Its a good hire, Quinn can coach the young kids and get through to the vets. Renney is capable, I wonder how this hiring fits into the Jagr equation? Hmmm.. All I know is next year is going to be a interesting one for Oiler fans.

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#47 RossCreek
May 26 2009, 11:36AM
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Kudos to Robin. Don't know if it was a hunch, an educated guess, a lucky guess (lol ya right) or what but once again you were bang on. Your concept wasn't all that unheard of (need only look at the Flames the last couple years, although the oilers duo looks much, much better). Good stuff.

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#48 Poo Czar
May 26 2009, 11:39AM
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Just watch Tambo out Boys On The Bus Lowe and announce a Lee Fogolin-Pat Hughes Co-Coach combo. Semenko on Special Teams. Joey and Sparky will switch roles. Jason Bonsignore as new Head of Scouting. Andrei Kovalenko? Travel Planner.

And a new Oilers mandate that EVERYONE has a moustache!

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#49 Ogden Brother
May 26 2009, 11:39AM
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jayoilfan wrote:

I like it, Who ever said Quinn knows so much about 90’s style hockey… what ever. Quinn is a good coach, he knows what needs to change to get the team competitive in todays game. Old dogs can learn new tricks. Besides he did very well with the young guns at the world juniors. I think he’ll do well with our team, demand respect from the old vets and impress the new young guys. Lets hope with a big name coach we can get a big name player or two…just hoping.

I always love the "he did good with the young guns at the worlds"

Big deal, he took the mid 80's Oiler junior hockey equivalent and barely won a tourney they are supposed to win.

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#50 Lofty
May 26 2009, 11:41AM
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The Pestival wrote:

as the song goes….”and I jizzed in my pants!”

Best coaching tandem in the league...? most encouraging day to be an oiler fan since October 18th when the oil started the season 4-0.

Now we just need the team to perform...

Love the 2 for 1. What are the odds that Renney will be the next coach after Quinn.

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