Summer of Steve: Quinn gets a new office

Jason Gregor
June 22 2010 02:35PM

CALGARY, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Pat Quinn of the Edmonton Oilers yells from the bench in the third period against the Calgary Flames in NHL preseason action on September 15, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

The Summer of Steve continued today with Steve Tambellini making his biggest move so far: relieving Pat Quinn of his coaching duties and naming him Senior Hockey Advisor and promoting Tom Renney from associate coach to head coach.

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UPDATE: Tom Renny new Oilers head coach

Jason Gregor
June 22 2010 11:43AM

VANCOUVER, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 19: Head coach Pat Quinn of the Edmonton Oilers stands on the bench as his players Jordan Eberle #14 and Dustin Penner #27 of the Oilers walk to the dressing room after playing against the Vancouver Canucks in a NHL preseason game on September 19, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The Oilers have announced Tom Renney is the new team head coach. Pat Quinn has been named Senior Advisor of Hockey. More to follow...

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VIVA LAS DRAFTAS

Jason Gregor
June 21 2010 04:50PM

I go to Vegas for the weekend and return home with a dislocated finger, a lighter wallet, a heavier suitcase and much to my chagrin the Oilers haven’t announced who they are drafting.

I’m stunned.

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***UPDATE NEW OILERS ASST. GM??? And Oil Kings coach

Jason Gregor
June 15 2010 03:05PM

It sounds like the Oil Kings have found a new coach. Sources have told me that Bob Green is close to finalizing a deal with former NHLer, Derek Laxdal.

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Free agency approacheth!

Jason Gregor
June 14 2010 02:25PM

Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec skates off the ice after their loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference final hockey series in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

The two-week buy out period starts tomorrow, and free agency is 17 days away, so be prepared to read and hear lots of conjecture on teams who are interested in certain players. But ask yourself how many of them are realistic.

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