July 03 2010 04:36PM
After an eventful five days that included qualifying ten players, walking away from six players, signing four UFAs, a trade, a buy-out, waiving a captain and waiving and retaining a disgruntled employee how do the Oilers look?
July 03 2010 09:50AM
In his first full season as coach of the New York Rangers, Tom Renney was the toast of the town. The NHL was coming out of the lockout--meaning two seasons worth of rookies--and the Rangers weren't picked to win squat. The Rangers topped 100 points, Jaromir Jagr set team records for goals and points and Renney was lauded as a major coaching talent. His reputation as a tactician and handler of difficult personalities gave NHL observers the impression he was going to be around awhile.
July 02 2010 06:30PM
The hardest thing to do in hockey is score goals. It is even more difficult when you're a teenager. Sam Gagner is a young man who can impact offense at the NHL level (at a young age) which makes him a very valuable asset. If you're an NHL team looking for a solid young center, a kid who can make things happen even at a tender age, Sam Gagner might be your man.
July 02 2010 02:01PM
The Oilers continue to beef up their blueline, have yet to land a bottom six forward, just signed Steve MacIntyre and are willing to give Sheldon Souray away for nothing.
The Oilers re-signed Jason Strudwick to a one-year deal, and they also signed D-man, Richard Petiot to a one-year deal. Petiot played in Rockford last year, the Blackhawks farm team and tallied eight goals and 37 points in 80 games. He is 6'4" adn 210 pounds and will be a depth D-man in case of injuries and should play in Oklahoma City.
July 02 2010 01:31PM
Via TEAM1260's Corey Graham's twitter account, the Oilers may be getting set to announce a signing/deal:
Getting the feeling something MAY be coming down with the Oilers in the coming minutes. Stay tuned www.theteam1260.com.
Deal coming down with Oilers, awaiting confirmation.