Thursday, May 24, 2012
One thing I despise about the whole process was it took Tambellini over a month to drop the hammer. Everyone knew he was getting the boot but Tambellini wanted Renney to relax, draw up a plan and come back later to discuss it. Renney was very classy in his presser and took the high road. The Oilers need to improve their reputation.
Next up, NHL draft in a month where the Oilers have the first overall pick again. Please let this be the last time. All the experts are saying Nail Yakupov is the man to take so therefore the Oilers should take him. Trading down to take a defenseman would be a stupid move. Defensemen take forever to develop and the Oilers should be able to find decent options via trade or free agency (hopefully Tambellini/Lowe sign better ones this off-season).
I'm thinking about doing a podcast with a friend this fall....will let you know if it goes ahead. I'm thinking it would be fun to discuss the Oilers....we do it all the time anyway so might as well tape it!