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11-13-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo View Post
Tambellini helped the Barons out last year by bringing in an AHL ringer like Ryan Keller. The year before he signed Alexandre Giroux - a guy with 50 and 60 goal AHL seasons under his belt - and Bryan Helmer, a steady defenseman who is an impeccable leader. He didn't do anything to help out the farm team this year.
He brought back the goalie who was tops in the league last season. He didnt have much flexibility with the roster due to the lockout and the number of prospects that the Oilers had who were graduating from Junior + Schultz.

OKC would not have been a prime destination for any top AHL free agents this off season. Heck even Cornet who was an AHL allstar and a regular top line player is in the ECHL due to a lack of space. Signing more free agents would mean that both Hamilton and Pitlick would likelyt be in the ECHL right now as well.

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