HOLD THE PHONE

Jason Gregor
June 09 2011 12:38PM

After the GMs meetings yesterday a few stories popped up that Steve Tambellini was open to trading the first overall pick. I don't see any REALISTIC scenario that would see him moving that pick, but here is what he said yesterday.

"I've had a few calls (from) people kicking the tires of how they can help me make the Oilers a better team. For me to move the No. 1 pick it would have to be obviously something exceptional. Because this is a huge building block again for us.

"These couple years here are exactly the time that we have to put pieces in place that are going to be part of the Oilers success for a long time. It would have to be something quite sweet."

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GRAPES' IDEA? COULD IT WORK

Jason Gregor
June 06 2011 11:04PM

During the first intermission of game three Don Cherry brought up an interesting angle when discussing the crushing Aaron Rome hit on Nathan Horton. Clearly Rome hit him late, and he'll likely get suspended, although with the NHL's track record you never know. Grapes brought up an idea that I think has some merit.

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TURNING OVER TOUGHNESS

Jason Gregor
June 06 2011 01:00PM

It is much easier being tough on the Internet than it is being a tough guy in the NHL, and while I've always respected the guys who are willing to throw down on a regular basis and risk getting KO'ed, all arrows point to the Oilers making a massive overhaul in their toughness department.

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THE OILERS WILL TAKE NUGENT-HOPKINS...ERR... THEY BETTER

Jason Gregor
June 03 2011 01:06AM

If you don't see this picture in three weeks then I'd be very surprised, and you should be disappointed. I've said since March the Oilers should draft Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and after speaking with many scouts the past month on my show and via text, there is no doubt in my mind he is they guy they should, and will, call on June 24th.

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DOUG WEIGHT LOOKS BACK AT HIS CAREER

Jason Gregor
May 31 2011 11:40AM

Doug Weight officially retired from the NHL last Thursday, and he joined Ryan Rishaug and I on my show last week to talk look back on his career, his new gig with the Islanders and why Edmonton meant so much to him.

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