May 29 2009 08:38AM
Late in the 2007 draft, the Edmonton Oilers invested their final three picks on some rather unheralded Euros - smallish forward Linus Omark, Slovakian junior Milan Kytnar, and big Swedish forward William Quist. Omark has developed very nicely since draft day, and after a big-time season in the Elitserien he’s signed a contract with the KHL after being unable to come to terms with the Oilers. Quist has been a trainwreck; refusing advice from the Oilers to the point where he really isn’t on the map anymore, and if I’m reading the CBA right will re-enter the draft when the Oilers don’t sign him this summer.
May 28 2009 10:21AM
The Edmonton Journal is reporting today that Denis Grebeshkov is likely to return to the Oilers and is close to signing a three-year deal worth a shade over 3-million dollars a season.
May 26 2009 05:34PM
People fixated on his birth certificate or his grey hair are already second-guessing the choice of 66-year-old Pat Quinn as the new head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
May 26 2009 11:42AM
As predicted by Robin Brownlee back on May 13 “I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Tambellini hire a head coach and an associate coach in tandem, then fill out the bench roster by adding an assistant or two.” Whatever witchcraft Brownlee is seemingly able to perform at will has worked again, as the Oilers have named Pat Quinn Head Coach of the team and Tom Renney as his associate.
May 26 2009 10:37AM
UPDATED 10:45 MDT
Just received the following dispatch from Gregor