QUALIFYING OFFERS: POULIOT AND POTULNY CUT LOOSE

Robin Brownlee
June 28 2010 03:39PM

Apr 11, 2010 - Anaheim, California, USA - Edmonton Oilers' center Marc Pouliot follows the puck after a failed shot by the Anaheim Ducks during the first period an NHL Hockey game at Honda Center.

The Edmonton Oilers have declined to tender qualifying offers to restricted free agents Marc Pouliot and Ryan Potulny, meaning they'll be free to shop their services to other teams July 1.

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OilersNation: The way we do it

Robin Brownlee
June 27 2010 12:51PM

Robin Brownlee at the NHL Entry Draft in LA

Let me take off my Grumpy Old Man hat for one day and say this -- I'm more blogger than MSM hockey writer now, and I'm just fine with it after coming to that realization at the NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles.

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The Draft Recap: Day Two

Jason Gregor
June 26 2010 04:01PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: General Manager Steve Tambellini of the Edmonton Oilers looks on during day two of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

There is a significantly different feeling in the Staples Centre on day two. There are very few fans here and the family contingents are much smaller. Yesterday was the sizzle, but today is the substance of building a winner. The Oilers and every other team needs to draft players who will morph into NHLers down the road.

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A talk with Hall: Taylor's take

Robin Brownlee
June 26 2010 01:42PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Taylor Hall hugs his mother Kim Strba after being drafted  overall by the Edmonton Oilers during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES -- Edmonton reporters pulled Taylor Hall aside at the Staples Center this morning to get his take on being drafted by the Oilers, among other things, now that he's had a night to sleep on it. Here's some quick hits

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At 31: Worth the wait?

Robin Brownlee
June 26 2010 01:39PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Tyler Pitlick, shakes hands with team personnel on the floor after being drafted in the second round by the Edmonton Oilers on day two of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers were contemplating selecting a big centre named Tyler going into the NHL Entry Draft. They got him Saturday morning in the form of Tyler Pitlick.

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