Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 10/28/11
I've been up all night waiting for word on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The legend of the Steve Tambellini regime continues, with all of Oiler Nation waiting for a story surrounding "the moment." Earlier in the day, we found out that one NHL rookie who was eligible to be sent back to junior found out he was staying from his coach in front of his team. Wonderful memory, the kid will probably remember it forever. If I had to guess, RNH probably found out after the game when his bags were packed for Denver. Or maybe they told him after the second HNIC game but swore him to secrecy. Either way, it's an opportunity missed by the Oilers and suggests they have no idea how they are perceived by others.Sheldon Souray's frustration came from a lack of communication. Oiler fans this morning were robbed of a feel good story about how coach Renney, Kevin Lowe and Steve Tambellini sat him down and confirmed he was staying. Maybe they brought Hallsy in with a Rebels sweater as a joke, who knows? Hey, may...
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