"Two weeks ago, an NHL general manager said that netminder Marc-Andre Fleury was the most important Penguin because he covered for a team that gave up a lot of chances."
Steve Tambellini has known Renney for at least fifteen years, since Renney was with the Canucks. The Oilers have had literally months to make up their minds in terms of what to do wtih Renney. It is bizarre that they now need to meet and evaluate what to do.
Of course, if you’re interested in seeing the Oilers win some day, this is just another piece of evidence that the management team is not a particularly detail oriented group.
"He's an NHL player.Would be great if he came to camp next year.Hope he contributes to our team but if not some other team." Renney on Omark
We're letting the guys who have screwed it up all this way do the trade. Oh boy.
"We have a much better team than the results and standings show, and we know that."
I WANT to believe that there is some secret awesome plan going on, and this rebuild is going to be all-of-a-sudden very fruitful, even though all evidence is to the contrary.
If Tyler’s right (again – sure seems like he is…) then this will all culminate in having to re-start this rebuild, and sit through more years of fan pain. I think I’d rather keep taking the soma and believing it’s all good. The hope seems better than the reality.
Eager is emotional and unpredictable and we need some of that.
That sort of consistency in two separate interviews sends a clear message: Devan Dubnyk won’t have to wait for Khabibulin to falter this season. While Tambellini makes no assurances about how the games are to be split between the two goaltenders, it seems probable that Tambellini has come to the same conclusion the vast majority of the fans have: Devan Dubnyk should be the Oilers’ starting goaltender out of the gate.
Well, the Oilers finally started to get ‘actual’ NHL players, but the problem is that not enough of them are NHL players or they play the wrong position.