Oilers will move Souray

Sheldon Souray will get his wish.

Steve Tambellini, who never speaks openly about player moves that might be made in the future, made an exception in the case of the disgruntled defenceman.

He said if there’s any way he can move him out of Edmonton, at or before the draft, he will.

“I’ll try to,” said the Oilers GM, whose job became a little tougher after Souray declared war on management, alerting every other GM in the league that Edmonton is dealing from weakness in this one.

“I know he didn’t help the situation. It’s no secret that Sheldon wants out of Edmonton. That’s fine.”

Tambellini doesn’t want to stir up the coals, other than to say Souray is way off base with all of his recent accusations.

“The comment that I didn’t call him in the hospital — I think I had three quarters of the team in the hospital this year,” he said of 531 games lost to injury and illness, including a half dozen surgeries. “We have medical staff and doctors under our direction who are in daily touch with people. We get a status update every day.


6 Responses to Oilers will move Souray

  1. number15 says:


    – Sheldon Souray
    – 1st overall draft pick


    – $1.6 Billion…..


    Makes sense. Oilers become a big market eam in a way and Leafs get their first rounder.

  2. pezzz123 says:

    To Edmonton : Tomas Kaberle, Jeff Finger, Mikhail Grabovski

    To Toronto : Sheldon Souray, Shawn Horcoff, Ethan Moreau, Robert Nilsson, Andrew Cogliano, Taylor Chorney, 1rst overall pick 2010

    Blockbuster 🙂

  3. leafmeister says:

    Done. Marlies become the most stacked team in the AHL, and the Leafs pick 1st overall.

  4. cam7777 says:

    Ha, I doubt we'd get away with that.  We could easily bury Nilsson and Moreau, and we could probably trade Souray (he'd have more value being traded from a team that he wasn't publically wanting to leave).  We'd be stuck with Horcoff though.  Horcoff is God awful.

  5. leafmeister says:

    Horcoff is the worst contract on the Oilers, signed for so much and so long.

  6. FlamingHomer says:

    With that money the Oilers could start paying off their restaurant bills.

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