The MOU remains unsigned but the ruMOUrs are out there, and depending on how deep into the abyss you’d like to go there are names like Michael Del Zotto, Zack Bogosian and others being mentioned as available. I don’t buy a word of it–suspect Wade Redden is available, though–but the best thing about it isn we won’t have to wait much longer.
I was listening to Jason Gregor on Team 1260 that night. Jason was doing 9-midnight (that was his timeslot at the time) and I was about to click off (as was he) and head to bed. I believe the theme music was playing–Jason was ending the show–and then he stopped everything and delivered the Pronger trade news. I damn near fell of my chair (my wife, in her typical fashion, looked over and said “what the hell is the matter with you?”) and I stuttered the words–PRONGER to Edmonton for Eric Brewer, Jeff Woywitka and Doug Lynch.
Peca arrived soonafter and Smyth, Horcoff, Hemsky, Pisani, Smith, Staios and the rest played their hearts out and once the goalie arrived they were in the penthouse suite.
I don’t know that we would ever want the Oilers to go whale hunting again–keeping the kids onside for a decade seems like a better plan–but if there’s a smart, value deal available perhaps this is the best day to do it. Ship out the prospect or pick involved, bring that guy in for Monday’s skate and start making that chemistry happen.