2011 ENTRY DRAFT: OILERSNATION LIVE BLOG

Robin Brownlee
June 24 2011 11:40AM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- One Ryan or two? Maybe none?

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TAMBELLINI: TIME TO STEP UP

Jason Gregor
June 24 2011 11:29AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. -- The honeymoon, if there even was one, is over for Steve Tambellini. The Oilers' GM will celebrate his 3rd year as GM on July 8th, and while he was a quiet observer for the first nine months, he has been the decision maker since he announced Craig MacTavish wasn't going to return as head coach on April 15th, 2009.

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Wanye
June 23 2011 09:42PM

Sweet Lords have mercy. Fresh off a 3,500 km road trip from Dallas to Edmonton - one where we forgot our blackberry at home in the charger because of "Celebratory Collateral" after the Bruins Cup win - the busy season is in full swing. No time for tales of debauchery in the Big D - there is so much going on in here we feel like we can't keep up.*

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RN-H: TALKING THE TALK

Robin Brownlee
June 23 2011 04:01PM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins faced a horde of reporters at a meet-and-greet luncheon with NHL media today and the talented centre from the Red Deer Rebels ticked off all the right boxes in terms of saying the right things about the likelihood -- certainty -- he'll be drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers Friday.

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ART OF THE DEAL: IS TAMBELLINI A PLAYER?

Robin Brownlee
June 23 2011 12:05PM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Talk persists that Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini is determined to acquire a second top-10 pick in the first round of Friday's NHL Entry Draft. While his intent seems clear, the question is how he accomplishes it.

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