I'm usually the guy that stands up for not only Pierre but just about any media member that the board usually assumes is dumping on the city and the Oilers. But it is just in this case! What's his ******* deal?!?! This is a great signing and not in any way too much money! Under 2 mil a season for a guy that is 6'5, 230, a bomb from the point that helped produce 42 points last season. Not only that but listening to that interview the guy wants to be an Oiler and everyone agrees that he is one of the best guys in the game. There is nothing about this signing that I don't like and I can be pretty hard on my favourite team. Still moves to be made (more toughness in the bottom 6, trade Souray), but Tambellini is doing a great job this summer.
Great signing. Years and term length are perfect so great job Tambo. With the numbers the dmen got today getting a Dman at $1.8 mill that had 42 points is great. Hoping Kurtis can have a great stay here and hopefully his family issue dont become a problem eventhough what he went through is devestating.
I totally forgot about Aaron Johnson. I know that Tambellini likes Strudwick's positivity and leadership abilities but I really liked Johnson's game.
Same here. I thought Johnson could be a younger version of Strudwick... in any case, I might be interested in Johnson still as a depth signing. He can play in the AHL and would be a superb call-up when injuries hit... but he might have better offers on the table elsewhere.
-lucky to have a team like Edmonton to want him
-gonna be a fun year
-showed everyone he could still play after breaking his leg
-glad to have been given a shot by Tocchet last year on PP
-had a little bit of interest elsewhere, but likes where the Oilers are going as a team with youth
-great opportunity, couldn't turn it down
-Tom and Ryan great NHL defensemen, looking forward to getting passes from them
-says he shot 101.5 in AHL all-star game, thinks he can shoot harder now
-not just a shooter, looks for pass as well
How can someone say that paying Foster 150K more than Boogard is an overpayment and somehow not be joking? I'm very happy we added the RH shot on the PP too....the kid has a bomb...if your PP unit is whitney-foster-hemsky-hall-XX it will be a great combo off passers, shooters and guys with both RH + LH shots