TALKING WITH SMAC

Jason Gregor
July 14 2011 12:19PM

Steve MacIntyre inked a two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this week and yesterday I chatted with the former Oiler about riding shotgun for Sidney Crosby, working on his game so he'll get more icetime and opening the season against his former teammates.

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DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE: EDITION XIV

Jason Gregor
July 13 2011 01:12PM

After successfully not drowning or cramping up during my first triathlon sprint over the weekend, I spent Sunday and Monday catching up on the hockey world. I was shocked not at all to see that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had once again done nothing to deter a GM from spouting off, found some interesting arbitration comparables, was perplexed at the reaction of some Oiler fans, heard that Toronto might be getting a new rink (and possibly another team) and the NHL has some realignment plans.

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OILERS TRADE COGLIANO

Jason Gregor
July 12 2011 10:54AM

The Oilers have traded  the rights to former first round pick, Andrew Cogliano, to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2nd round pick in 2013.

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BARKER: THE PRICE IS RIGHT

Jason Gregor
July 05 2011 11:48PM

Considered the "greatest game show of all time" by TV Guide, the Price Is Right's current format has been around since 1972. I'm not certain, but I'm pretty confident Steve Tambellini was a fan of the show, because, really, how could he not be, and while he likely didn't have any "Beauties" in his office when he told Cam Barker to Come on Down last Friday, I like that he took a chance on the former 3rd overall pick.

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TAMBELLINI: TRADING AND SIGNING MACHINE

Jason Gregor
July 01 2011 03:04PM

In 2004 the Chicago Blackhawks drafted Cam Barker 3rd overall. With the Tigers he tallied, 47, 65 and 48 points in three full seasons, and today the Oilers signed him to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million.

Barker has played 271 games since entering the NHL with the Hawks in 2006. He has ten goals, 92 points and 263 PIMs in his career. So far he has been a disappointment, but like many D-men, you wonder if he will start to find his game now that he has turned 25.

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