Found June 08, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
This week, the Edmonton Oilers made a bold move and extended oft-criticized GM Steve Tambellini to a multi-year pact. Tambellini, hired almost four years ago as the successor to Oilers legend Kevin Lowe, has yet to prove himself as a league general manager, but his legacy is only beginning.If you ask Oilers fans if they agree with the signing, chances are they do not. Late in the season, when it became apparent that the team would miss the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, popular team blogger Tyler Dellow chose to morph a picture of Tambellini and revolutionary icon Che Guevara and famously declare 'la reconstrucion es permanente', or in English: permanent rebuild. The fan base, as committed as they may be, are hoping for a contender.And, to a degree, they deserve it.The 2006 squad found a way to gain a playoff berth and almost became the first team to win the Stanley Cup as a No. 8 seed -- a feat, coincidentally, the Los Angeles Kings strive to achieve here in the...

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