Asking the Right Questions

Kent Wilson
April 13 2012 12:16PM



It occured to me recently, after watching Brian Burke bloviate, Jay Feaster deflect and Steve Tambellini ramble during their respective year-end press conferences, that the true issue facing mediocre (or worse) teams is not whether an executive has all the answers - it's if he has the wherewithal to ask the right questions.

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Nation Network Hockey Pool: The Winners

Jonathan Willis
April 13 2012 09:14AM

For the first time in the history of this contest, we're going to update exactly when we said we were. Today, we present the winners of this year's Nation Network Hockey Pool.

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April 12 2012 05:07PM

The Edmonton Oilers have the #1 overall pick on the strength of winning the draft lottery. Experts tell us that Nail Yakupov (in photo) is the best player available. What does our friend math say?

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In Nikolai Khabibulin, He Trusts

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2012 12:49PM

Aside from the comments on Yakupov, the most interesting comments to me in Steve Tambellini’s last press conference were the ones on the Oilers’ goaltending situation. Tambellini confirmed that Nikolai Khabibulin would be back, and praised his veteran goaltender.

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Softening the ground for a Yakupov trade?

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2012 10:59AM

There’s a lot to be said about yesterday’s 40-minute long press conference held by Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini. One of the things that stood out to me was how careful Tambellini was to emphasize that the first overall pick would be a boon to the organization – whether he kept it or sent it away.

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