Robin Brownlee
July 05 2010 10:10PM

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: Gilbert Brule #67 of the Edmonton Oilers skates in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 13, 2010 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Leafs defeated the Oilers 6-4. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Having already been tendered qualifying offers by the Edmonton Oilers, Gilbert Brule, Jeff Deslauriers and J.F. Jacques have filed for salary arbitration, as per a news release by the NHLPA.

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3 Oilers File for Salary Arbitration

July 05 2010 09:36PM

Word tonight (from various sources) that three Edmonton Oilers have filed for salary arbitration; Jeff Deslauriers, Gilbert Brule and JF Jacques.

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Update On Khabibulin

Jonathan Willis
July 05 2010 06:23PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 23: Nikolai Khabibulin #35 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on during the game against the Calgary Flames on September 23, 2009 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

I suppose this article could be taken as further proof that I hate Steve Tambellini. Or the Oilers. Or possibly just Mondays.

I wanted to pass along an update on Nikolai Khabibulin’s back problems, and unfortunately the news isn’t particularly good.

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A Dodged Bullet/I’m Suddenly Thrilled Tambellini Signed MacIntyre

Jonathan Willis
July 05 2010 02:27PM

ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Derek Boogaard #24 of the Minnesota Wild eyes an attacker during the first period of a preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on September 18, 2009 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

During his time as General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Kevin Lowe had his share of dodged bullets. The failed pursuit of Michael Nylander stands out in that category, as does the decision by the Buffalo Sabres to match Thomas Vanek’s offer sheet (thus sparing the Oilers the loss of four consecutive first round draft choices).

We can now add a dodged bullet to Steve Tambellini’s resume.

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Numbers game: pass it on, Kevin

Robin Brownlee
July 05 2010 09:21AM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: President of Hockey Operations for the Edmonton Oilers, Kevin Lowe, looks on during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

If Kevin Lowe has any sense of timing and drama, announcing Taylor Hall's first contract with the Edmonton Oilers won't be the only matter of business on the agenda at Rexall Place today.

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