It’s Wednesday because Dusty is heading to Calgary *spits* and so we’re live instead of Thursday.
Yesterday, Dave Tippett was announced as the 16th head coach in the history of the Edmonton Oilers. It will also be his 16th year as an NHL head coach, having spent seven years (six seasons due to lockout) in Dallas and eight years with the Coyotes organization. He signed a three-year deal, but he and…
Do you love wasting time and listening to me ramble about the Oilers? Of course you do. As always, I spent a few minutes to start of my Wednesday morning on air with the boys at The Locker Room to talk a little bit about the Oilers and a lot about life.
“I’m the rubber stamp. I have the sign-off.” Of everything he said Tuesday, that snippet from Edmonton Oilers’ GM and POHO Ken Holland, in conversation with Bob Stauffer and Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED, about trusting new coaching hire Dave Tippett to select his own coaching staff without interference sticks with me.
This morning, the Oilers took care of a little bit of housekeeping as they re-signed forward, Joseph Gambardella, to a two-year, two-way contract extension with a $700K AAV at the NHL level.
The worst kept secret in town was confirmed on Tuesday as POHO Ken Holland formally introduced Dave Tippett as the new head coach of the Oilers. I was at the press conference and there are a number of things I want to quickly hit on from Tippett’s debut availability in Edmonton.