Tambelli Signs Kurtis Foster, Makes Two Other Good Decisions

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2010 02:35PM

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Kurtis Foster #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up before playing against the New York Islanders on February 13, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Free agent day isn’t over yet, but the Oilers have made their first move, bringing in defenceman Kurtis Foster, and they’ve also made decisions on two other players. In all three cases, General Manager Steve Tambellini comes out looking pretty good.

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Decisions > Assessment

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2010 01:36AM

ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Ethan Moreau #18 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates after scoring a shorthanded goal in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on February 10, 2010 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Oilers 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

While I’m not euphoric over the recent moves made by Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini, they do show a certain willingness on his part to get his hands dirty and do what needs to be done, and as a result the Oilers approach July 1 in a better position than might have been expected only a few short weeks ago.

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Chiarelli Willing To Deal?

Jonathan Willis
May 27 2010 12:39PM

NHL Draft Lottery Drawing

Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin isn’t a discussion that’s been confined to fans of the Edmonton Oilers. The team with the second overall pick, Boston, has a big stake in the outcome, and it doesn’t sound like Bruins G.M. Peter Chiarelli is going to let Steve Tambellini make his decision without at least attempting to sway the outcome.

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After Worlds, Paajarvi Looking To Edmonton

Jonathan Willis
May 25 2010 01:38PM

Sweden's Paajarvi-Svensson celebrates after scoring against Germany during their Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal game in Cologne

After a strong performance at the World Championships, it sounds like Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson is ready to take the next step towards the NHL.

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Forbes Names Oilers Worst-Run NHL Team, Pocklington Pleads, I’d Take Hall

Jonathan Willis
May 25 2010 11:15AM

2009 NHL Entry Draft, First Round

According to Forbes.com, the Edmonton Oilers are the most inefficiently run franchise in the NHL over the last five years.

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