October 04 2011 10:22PM
For now, file this one under unsubstantiated speculation, but there's a suggestion circulating out in the Twitter-verse that Kevin Lowe could at some point return as GM of the Edmonton Oilers.
A person listed on Twitter as Greg Brady -- @bradyfan590Toronto -- who has in excess of 7,600 followers, has put the possibility of a return to the GM's chair by Lowe -- with the blessing and backing of owner Daryl Katz -- out there in several tweets tonight.
Here's what Brady -- the link is here twitter.com/#!/bradyfan590 -- has offered via Twitter in seven different tweets over the last couple of hours (as of 10 p.m.):
-- "Would I bet it happens, yes? Could it take upwards of 24 months? Oh yeah. Lowe's only 52. He'll be back."
-- "I think he still has a daughter he wants to see thru finishing HS...after that, empty nest..back at it!"
-- "Also totally logical...he wanted to see his kid, Keegan, play a lot more..now he's been drafted."
-- "who's the blogger? Whoever is Katz's buddy/henchman is talking a lot with KEvin about a timeframe."
-- "Hugely so....Lowe moved upstairs because he was working himself bonkers, & kids needed him around more. STRONG source."
-- "Katz pushing Lowe behind the scenes...not sure Lowe will commit. HIS decisions weren't best, either."
-- "Well, they cannot be 30th again. Kevin Lowe's getting pressed by Katz to come back as GM. For now, no."
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED?
Corey Graham of TEAM 1260 in Edmonton mentioned this on the air tonight, so it's out there in this market, aside from circulating in the Twitter community. I've got no information at this point to substantiate or disprove anything Brady is suggesting, but it's likely worth sniffing around on.
Might Lowe, now Edmonton's president of hockey operations, be interested in a return to his old job after a respite from the glare of the spotlight? Maybe, especially if the boss is pushing it. Is it possible Steve Tambellini's future as GM is in doubt if the Oilers don't show substantial improvement this season? Absolutely. This might shape up as a case of, as Lowe likes to say, "Expect the unexpected."
Greg Brady took the time write about his tweets regarding Lowe and reaction to it in his blog at FAN 590 today. You can find that here: blog.rogersbroadcasting.com/fan590_gregbrady/2011/10/05/nothing-pending-with-oils/
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