Is There A Chance Wednesday Could Be As Busy For Oiler Fans As Tuesday?

Tuesday was busy. Ok, busy is an understatement, especially for the Oilers who made the biggest change they'll make all year.

Head coach Pat Quinn was moved out of his role as bench boss and Tom Renney was moved in. A slightly jumbled up presser took place and an obviously disappointed Pat Quinn said he didn't really see it coming, but the end result, is that the Oilers players and likely many of the younger soon to be Oilers players will benefit from this move.

In other news, the Boston Bruins landed Nathan Horton while shipping out the #15 overall pick. This was the very same #15 overall pick that was in play as Boston and Edmonton talked about swapping the 1st and 2nd overall picks for Friday. With that #15 now in Florida, a trade between the Bruins and Oilers seems less likely and I believe the Bruins move of Dennis Wideman has made bringing a Tomas Kaberle and very real possibility, while the subtle hint that Taylor Hall will soon be an Oiler is out there.

Scott Neidermayer announced his retirement which leads me to believe that Bobby Ryan is days away from signing a long term deal with Anaheim and Tomas Plekanec made July 1st a little less exciting by signing an overpriced six year $30 million dollar extension with the Habs.

The Hockey Hall of Fame let us know that female players Angela James and Cammi Granato were among those elected to the Hall of Fame. They were joined in the players category by former star NHL forward Dino Ciccarelli, longtime Red Wings executive Jimmy Devellano and the late Daryl (Doc) Seaman as builders.

San Jose has informed Evgeni Nabokov that he won't be returning to the Sharks and I think we can add Tampa, Ottawa and Washington to list of possible destinations for Nabokov's services and oh yeah, did I say the Oilers have a new coach?

In an interview yesterday, Tambellini all but squashed rumors that the Oilers would be adding any new players with big tickets. Whether through trade or free agency, if the Oilers are going to move anyone on this current roster, it looks like it will be to get the team another 1st round draft choice and focusing on #3 and #4 defencemen and bottom six forwards who can play more defined roles.

Does this mean that Spezza or Carter are out of the question? Sounds like it, but never say never if the right deal presents itself.

Wednesday Can't Be as Busy Can It?

Wednesday has started off strong, but it's not bound to keep up with Tuesdays pace. Darren Dreger reports that the Bruins are so interested in Kaberle, that Marc Savards name has been tossed around. I'm thinking that Burke would sell his left nut to reunite Kessel and Savard if this is true.

McKenzie said this would be a busy two weeks. If Tuesday is any indication, he wasn't kidding..


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