Sometime this summer the Edmonton Oilers are going to be introducing a big bat for the middle of the lineup to Oilers fans. It might be Jagr, it could be Hossa, or maybe it’s Havlat.
The cynic in me thinks the Oilers will do something unwise but let’s give Steve Tambellini the benefit of the doubt.
Would he sign Marian Gaborik and take his chances that the skilled man is going to be healthy for the life of the contract?
Bottom line is that Ales Kotalik isn’t really a satisfactory option. The more I think about this offseason, the more I believe it’s about Souray and Penner heading for the exit and someone like Marian Gaborik arriving in Our town this summer.