Jim Matheseon tells the news this morning in regard to the Oilers and Fernando Pisani. The door hasn’t completely closed on a deal, but things aren’t hopeful at this time. Pisani had one of the truly magical runs in Oiler playoff history, spring 2006. He was also an extremely useful winger who served as mentor to many Oiler forwards over the years.
Injuries and illness have shot holes in his career and I don’t think we can blame the Oilers for passing on the opportunity. A team with so many man-games missed over the last three seasons has to factor in health when deciding who to sign for next season. He’s been a favorite of mine since he got here. Cerebral player with a wide range of skills and ready to fill any role asked of him. Coach material. A good soldier. We’ll remember you, Fernando Pisani. And that’s for sure.