June 24 2010 12:56AM
LOS ANGELES -- Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini jumped in on the wheeling and dealing that's expected to unfold over the next 72 hours by acquiring centre Colin Fraser from the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night.
June 23 2010 12:57PM
LOS ANGELES -- If the Edmonton Oilers covet Tyler Seguin and want the Boston Bruins to pay for the right to get Taylor Hall, there's only one thing for GM Steve Tambellini to do at the Staples Center Friday.
Tambellini has to step to the podium and announce, "With the first pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers are proud to select from the Windsor Spitfires, Taylor Hall."
June 23 2010 10:52AM
LOS ANGELES -- After Tyler and Taylor, then what?
While there's no doubt Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall will be the top two picks at the 2010 Entry Draft, there's plenty of debate about who fits where in the next 28 slots in the first round.
Based on the needs of teams, conversations I've had with scouts and NHL reporters and educated guesswork, here's how I see the top-30 shaping up at the Staples Center Friday.
June 22 2010 07:24PM
If Steve Tambellini was a member of the bomb squad with the Edmonton Police Service instead of the GM of the Edmonton Oilers, he'd be nothing more than smoking shreds of DNA by now.
While Boston GM Peter Chiarelli was busy convincing Florida boss Dale Tallon to drop his trousers in the Nathan Horton trade, Tambellini was no doubt preparing his dissertation to the media after deciding he'd seen enough of Pat Quinn as his coach.
June 15 2010 03:44PM
I was half-expecting Rob Daum to dump all over the Edmonton Oilers today over how they handled showing him the door, but I should have known better.