I wish the Oilers had Vernon Fiddler in the lineup...the Edmonton native had a chance to come back home over the offseason and management didn't even give it a second thought.
Tell me about it. I posted this in the last GDT but it's pretty relevant here. This is a list of centers with a better faceoff percentage than anyone on this team right now that was a UFA last summer. There are more but obviously we didn't have the cap room to afford the Madden's, Koivu's or Pahlsson's. For a team that obviously needed to improve their PK and faceoff abilities any of these players would have been legit adds. Instead, we lose our second best faceoff man and add a forward that gives Robert Nilsson a run for the biggest ***** we have up front.
It may be unreasonable to point the finger at Tambo if this list was only a couple players long or if these guys were making insane salaries. Instead it appears he has the the same problems as Lowe and that is the failure to address the smaller, yet still very significant needs of the team.