NHL BREAKING NEWS: Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini fired ***UPDATED: Craig MacTavish to take over.***
As per Ryan Rishaug of TSN on Twitter, the Edmonton Oilers are calling a press conference at 10:30am MST to announce the firing of General Manager Steve Tambellini. This is HUGE news in Oil Country, and I will have more to write on it later. In the meantime, if you’re on twitter, look up “fakeoilersgm” – that guy is hilarious!
I think the announcement has something to do with office renovations. I caught Craig sizing up my office with measuring tape this morning.
— Steve Tambellini (@FakeOilersGM) April 15, 2013
As per Elliotte Friedman on Twitter, Craig MacTavish – former Oiler player, coach and current Vice President of Hockey Ops – will be taking over as General Manager. This is welcome news to many on the Oilogosphere and will make for a very interesting offseason…
New Edmonton front office will have MacTavish as GM and Scott Howson in expanded role
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 15, 2013