Shawn Horcoff in a Lesser Role

Jonathan Willis
April 16 2012 01:38PM

During his season-ending press conference, Steve Tambellini singled Shawn Horcoff out for praise as a veteran who was willing to accept a lesser role for the sake of the team. What would happen next season if the Oilers decided they wanted to cut back Horcoff’s ice-time?

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Of Course He Said That – What Else Is He Going To Say?

Jonathan Willis
April 14 2012 12:32PM

There’s an interesting thing that happens whenever someone looks at Steve Tambellini’s literal words, writes them down, and attempts to deduce the meaning of them. Someone else will come along, agree that’s what he said, and then argue ‘of course he said that – what else is he going to say?’

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Nation Network Hockey Pool: The Winners

Jonathan Willis
April 13 2012 09:14AM

For the first time in the history of this contest, we're going to update exactly when we said we were. Today, we present the winners of this year's Nation Network Hockey Pool.

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In Nikolai Khabibulin, He Trusts

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2012 12:49PM

Aside from the comments on Yakupov, the most interesting comments to me in Steve Tambellini’s last press conference were the ones on the Oilers’ goaltending situation. Tambellini confirmed that Nikolai Khabibulin would be back, and praised his veteran goaltender.

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Softening the ground for a Yakupov trade?

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2012 10:59AM

There’s a lot to be said about yesterday’s 40-minute long press conference held by Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini. One of the things that stood out to me was how careful Tambellini was to emphasize that the first overall pick would be a boon to the organization – whether he kept it or sent it away.

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