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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OILERS SIGN BEN EAGER, AND UFA THOUGHTS

Jason Gregor
July 01 2011 11:40AM

The Oilers dipped into the free agent pool, and signed gritty veteran forward Ben Eager to a three-year deal, at a reported $1.1 million cap hit today. Eager is tenacious, at times unpredictable, and he's popular with the ladies in Vancouver; at least the one who flashed him during the playoffs.

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OILERS NOT IN THE MARKET

Jason Gregor
June 29 2011 11:25AM

Some days it  sucks being a fan of a back-to-back 30th place team, okay most days it does. You keep wanting, hoping and praying that your team will improve, but in reality you know it will be a few more years before you can actually draft one of them in your playoff draft.

I'm guessing it becomes a real drag around July 1st when you know that your team likely won't be making any significant signings, and you are destined to watch another season without playoffs.

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