General Manager Craig MacTavish has been a busy man since he replaced Steve Tambellini two weeks ago. In that time he has signed Andrew Miller out of Yale, signed Martin Gernat from the Oil Kings, and publicly said goodbye to Ryan Whitney. Now word comes that he may have made a decision regarding Oilers college prospect Kyle Bigos.
Pipeline Show host Guy Flaming tweeted last night that it appears that 2009 Oilers prospect Kyle Bigos will not be signed by the club. He went on to add that the Oilers would invited the Merrimack defenceman to their 2013 training camp should he not be signed by another club at that point.
This news should partially come as a relief to the Oilers fans who saw Bigos as a type of player that the organization had too much of already. It is only a partial relief because, as Guy states, the big mean defenceman could still be brought back into the fold should he attend camp and impress Oilers management.
However we should take heart in the fact that Craig MacTavish has done more in two weeks as GM than Steve Tambellini did in two months, and has shown a willingness to far more decisive that Dithers ever was. It gives us some confidence that MacT will be able to make those hard decisions in order to improve this roster and move this team forward.