OILERS' SOURAY GIVES GM PREFERENCES IF HE IS TO BE TRADED
Consider Sheldon Souray officially on the market.
The Oilers defenceman gave GM Steve Tambellini a list of preferences in the event that he is shipped out before the trade deadline, according to the National Post.
Souray was on the record as saying he’d waive his no-movement clause if the cir*****stances were to his liking, and he has since given his ideal scenarios to his agent and Oilers management, the paper said.
“I’ve talked to both separately,” Souray said on Sunday. “The ball’s in their court.”
Souray is not necessarily asking out of Edmonton, but he is asserting where he’d be willing to go if a trade were to take place.
The 6’4, 223-pound blueliner could be one of many changes Edmonton will need to make in the coming weeks and months. The Oilers are a league-worst 16-28-6 and they have exactly one win in their last 18 games.
Souray signed a five-year contract in 2007 that is supposed to see him in Edmonton through the end of the 2011-12 season, and the 33-year-old’s no-move clause expires this coming July.
“I just gave them my opinion and from there they will do whatever they want to do. I’m not really thinking about it. I’m not going to tie anyone’s hands,” he said, adding it was just business and that he was proud to be an Oiler.