Disappointing to see him go. He's been a great soldier for a lot of years. At times, he was played over his head, but he always managed to put his best foot forward. Sad to see him go after he seemed to finally turn a corner.
Class act. I'll always be a Gilbert fan. One of the few bright spots on this club over the past few seasons. Loved his work ethic and seeing him progress from an offense-first, mediocre defensive player into a warrior of a d-man defensively, willing to step in the way of shots, mix it up offensively (this year, anyway), and mentor the younger d-men. Helluva player.
He worked hard, was a good Oiler and tried desperately to hone and improve his game over his time here but to me, he symbolized the personnel on these lousy post-2006 teams and our fan base's habit of overvaluing talent. It was time to move on.
Good luck Tom nice to see Tambo make a deal that sends a player to his old stomping grounds, enjoyed your play this year quality guy Oil fans will miss the Gibby/Smid pair. Very excited about Schultz this guy brings a calm steady hand to the back end, and hes from western Canada. Win Win for both teams.