A Bad Day/Where Do We Go From Here?

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2009 11:03PM


I’ve been a fan of Steve Tambellini for a while now, and he’s passed a few tests well (trade deadline, the draft), but the last 48 hours have not been the highlight of his time as Edmonton’s general manager. Let’s take a look at his work today, starting with his best deal and finishing with Heatley.

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Fearless Predictions

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2009 02:36AM


The Nation sites have been so busy today that I haven't even been able to login until just now.  The fan passion for this site has been amazing for everyone here, and today was another demonstration of that.  Anyways, I just got this email from a friend and I thought everyone deserved to see it.

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Jay Bouwmeester Signs With Calgary

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009 07:20PM


As per TSN.ca, Jay Bouwmeester has elected not to test the free agent market, signing a 5-year, 6.6-million dollar per season contract with the Calgary Flames. 

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The Edmonton Oilers and the Salary Cap

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009 01:29PM


If the Oilers make a big roster move in the coming days or weeks, it will involve a trade. The simple fact of the matter is that the Oilers don’t have the cap space to acquire a marquee player without sending at least one big ticket out.

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Tom Gilbert Invited to USA Olympic Camp

Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009 11:08AM


Edmonton Oilers’ defenseman Tom Gilbert has been invited to the Team USA Olympic orientation camp to be held this fall near Chicago. He is one of 34 NHL’ers invited and one of 12 defensemen at the camp.

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