Armchair GM V: housekeeping items

Robin Brownlee
June 01 2009 01:42PM

Even with the hiring of head coach Pat Quinn, associate coach Tom Renney and assistant Kelly Buchberger taken care of, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini has a full plate these days.

The first order of business for Tambellini right now is schmoozing and setting the table for possible deals down the road at a meeting of general managers in Pittsburgh over the next couple of days.

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Oilers To Add Another Coach?

Jonathan Willis
June 01 2009 08:46AM

Boucher and Desjardins

Pipeline Show hosts Guy Flaming and Dean Millard have been doing some tremendous work on the show's blog lately, but of particular interest was their run-down of possible candidates for the open assistant coaching spot in Edmonton.

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Shallow? You Betcha.

Amber McCormick
May 31 2009 11:19AM


I have no doubt that Pat Quinn will be a breath of fresh air to the Edmonton Oilers coaching staff but let’s face it, Renney would have been a better choice as far as the Hot-O-Meter is concerned. Come on, admit it. You know I’m right and I know you’ve thought the same thing.

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UFA Options: Columbus Blue Jackets

Jonathan Willis
May 31 2009 10:31AM

UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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AHL Forward Prospects: How Does The Current Crop Measure Up?

Jonathan Willis
May 30 2009 11:20AM

Brule and Potulny

With few exceptions (Oilers examples include Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner, Andrew Cogliano) most future NHL forwards need to refine their game in the minors before they can make the jump to the world’s best league. Their performance in the AHL gives us an idea of their potential as NHL’ers.

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