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03-21-2013, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Powder View Post
For those of you saying that Tambo is not doing anything and is "sitting on his hands", here is a complete list of the trades that have happened so far this season.

Out of 31 trades that have taken place, the Oil have been involved in 2 of them, and I would argue that they were 2 of the better pick ups for players that have moved.

Florida acquires D T.J. Brennan for a 5th-Round Pick (2013)

Anaheim Acquires F David Steckel for F Ryan Lasch & 7th-Round Pick (2014)

Washington Acquires D Chay Genoway for Conditional 7th-Round Pick (2014)

Toronto Acquires D Kevin Marshall for F Nicolas Deschamps - Minors

Ottawa Acquires F Matt Kassian for 6th-Round Pick (2014)

Columbus Acquires F Matthew Ford for Future Considerations - Minors

Winnipeg Acquires F Tomas Kubalik for F Spencer Machacek - Minors

Edmonton Acquires F Mike Brown for Conditional 4th-Round Pick (2014)

Calgary Acquires F Brian McGrattan for D Joe Piskula

Montreal Acquire F Michael Ryder & 3rd-Round Pick (2013) for F Erik Cole

Philadelphia Acquires F Simon Gagne for Conditional 4th-Round Pick (2013)

Calgary Acquires F Mike Testwuide for F Mitch Wahl - Minors

Nashville Acquires D Scott Ford for F Jani Lajunen - Minors

Montreal Acquires G Dustin Tokarski for G Cedrick Desjardins - Minors

New Jersey Acquires F Alexei Ponikarovsky for 7th-Round Pick (2013) 4th-Round Pick (2014)

Winnipeg Acquires F Eric Tangradi for 7th-Round Pick (2013)

Los Angeles Acquires D Keaton Ellerby for 5th-Round Pick (2013)

NY Islanders G Tim Thomas for 2nd-Round Pick (2014 or 2015)

Anaheim Acquires D Ben Lovejoy for 5th-Round Pick (2014)

New Jersey Acquires F Andrei Loktionov for 5th-Round Pick (2013)

Minnesota Acquires F Mike Rupp for F Darroll Powe F Nick Palmieri

Washington Acquires F Peter LeBlanc for F Mathieu Beaudoin - Minors

Washington Acquires F Casey Wellman for F Zach Hamill - Minors

Dallas Acquires F Carl Sneep for Conditional 7th-Round Pick - Minors

Pittsburgh Acquires F Chad Kolarik January 24 F Benn Ferriero - Minors

Chicago Acquires G Henrik Karlsson for 7th-Round Pick (2013) - Minors

Tampa Bay Acquires F Jean-Francois Jacques for Future Considerations - Minors

Phoenix Acquires F Matthew Lombardi for Conditional 4th-Round Pick (2014)

San Jose Acquires F Tommy Grant, Conditional Draft Pick (2014) for F Brandon Mashinter - Minors

Edmonton Acquires D Mark Fistric for 3rd Round Pick (2013)

Carolina Acquires F Kevin Westgarth for F Anthony Stewart 4th-Round Pick (2013) 6th-Round Pick (2014)

Philadelphia Acquires G Brian Boucher D Mark Alt for F Luke Pither

One could argue that the Oil might be able to use a couple guys off of this list, but there hasen't been any earth shattering moves or anything involving anyone that would really solve any of the Oilers problems right now.

There are too many teams that still think they're "in it" and the players just aren't moving right now. Once a few teams start to drop off in the next week we may see more moves start to happen.

And as Dan Rosen quoted Tambellini at the GM meetings, it sounds like if he can pick something up to help the team moving forward he will do it.

There's just nothing out there right now.
Great post. Really puts Tambo's lack of movement in perspective to all the irrational doom and gloom posters that keep wanting him to make moves, as if they know that moves exist. I've bolded as well the MINOR LEAGUE trades to put even more perspective on this. So out of those 31 trades this year, 12 were for minor leaguers. This means, that out of the 19 trades made this year that included players that would contribute at the NHL level, Edmonton made 2 of them! And both trades improved our team, even if it was only slightly. GOOD JOB TAMBO.

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