For now, file this one under unsubstantiated speculation, but there’s a suggestion circulating out in the Twitter-verse that Kevin Lowe could at some point return as GM of the Edmonton Oilers.

A person listed on Twitter as Greg Brady — @bradyfan590Toronto — who has in excess of 7,600 followers, has put the possibility of a return to the GM’s chair by Lowe — with the blessing and backing of owner Daryl Katz — out there in several tweets tonight.

Here’s what Brady — the link is here twitter.com/#!/bradyfan590 — has offered via Twitter in seven different tweets over the last couple of hours (as of 10 p.m.):


— "Would I bet it happens, yes? Could it take upwards of 24 months? Oh yeah. Lowe’s only 52. He’ll be back."

— "I think he still has a daughter he wants to see thru finishing HS…after that, empty nest..back at it!"

— "Also totally logical…he wanted to see his kid, Keegan, play a lot more..now he’s been drafted."

— "who’s the blogger? Whoever is Katz’s buddy/henchman is talking a lot with KEvin about a timeframe."

— "Hugely so….Lowe moved upstairs because he was working himself bonkers, & kids needed him around more. STRONG source."

— "Katz pushing Lowe behind the scenes…not sure Lowe will commit. HIS decisions weren’t best, either."

— "Well, they cannot be 30th again. Kevin Lowe’s getting pressed by Katz to come back as GM. For now, no."


Corey Graham of TEAM 1260 in Edmonton mentioned this on the air tonight, so it’s out there in this market, aside from circulating in the Twitter community. I’ve got no information at this point to substantiate or disprove anything Brady is suggesting, but it’s likely worth sniffing around on.

Might Lowe, now Edmonton’s president of hockey operations, be interested in a return to his old job after a respite from the glare of the spotlight? Maybe, especially if the boss is pushing it. Is it possible Steve Tambellini’s future as GM is in doubt if the Oilers don’t show substantial improvement this season? Absolutely. This might shape up as a case of, as Lowe likes to say, "Expect the unexpected."

Stay tuned.


Greg Brady took the time write about his tweets regarding Lowe and reaction to it in his blog at FAN 590 today. You can find that here: blog.rogersbroadcasting.com/fan590_gregbrady/2011/10/05/nothing-pending-with-oils/

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  • VMR

    I’m gonna catch hell for this, but here goes:

    Lowe was far superior to Tambo as a GM. Granted, Lowe made some real boneheaded moves in his day, but at least he made a couple of good (and sometimes great) moves. I think you would be hard pressed to name more than 3 things that Tambelinni has even done well (not counting things that fell into his lap). The one exception to this is promoting SMB to head of amatuer scouting.

    I mean, I guess that one time he uh…. well, he signed khabibu…. hmmmm… well, he did trade cogliano after trading cogliano, but not trading cogliano. And then there was the time that he didn’t trade Smid after trading Smid but not trading Smid.

    Plus he brought POS in and then bought POS out, but that’re more like wiping your bottom after sh*tting your pants; not really doing “well”.

    I miss Lowe.

    • Lowe Promoted Stu to the head of amateur scouting, not Tambellini. Stu was named head scout in Augst 2007. Tambellini became GM in August 2008 I believe. POS was traded to Phoenix, not bought out.

  • Visnovsky, Spacek, Pitkanen, Pronger, Tarnstrom, Gilbert, and Roloson.

    The players on the backend and Goal that Kevin Lowe brought to the Oilers.

    His problem: Kevin Lowe teams were too good to bottom out and get lottery picks. The only time he came close was when the EIG forced his hand to trade Smyth and the club went into an absolute tailspin. They selected 6th that season.

    Yeah, he made bad moves. He overpaid guys that he shouldnt have.

    Fresh slate, new parameters, a stable of young and ultra talented forwards. The team needs someone who can rebuild their defense.

    Kevin, if anything, can help rebuild a defense.

    • OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F

      Amen to that.

      I’ll take a guy that overpays players, with a trip to the SCF on his resume over a guy that overpays player with back to back last place finishes on his resume.

  • Douche Nietzsche

    This story holds as much weight as Gagner along the boards or Gilbert in front of the net.

    Dude Greg is throwing dirt on his familys name with this $h!t talking. Makes me wonder, is Wanye Brady gonna have to choke a b!?ch?