Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/18/09 at 10:33 AM ET
from David Staples of The Cult Of Hockey,
Pat Quinn is a helluva quote, that’s for sure, based on his recent interview with Dan Tencer of 630 CHED, where he essentially said goodbye to Oilers goalie Dwayne Roloson and criticized Oilers attack ace Ales Hemsky for not passing the puck.
Here’s Quinn on Roloson and the Oilers goaltender position: “We know there is very likely to be a change in goaltending.”
And here he is on Hemsky: “You’ve got a great talented center here that never distributes the puck. Is he a great talent? Yeah. But he’s like playing with the Lone Ranger.”
added 8:55am, from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
There have been no discussions between the Oilers and Kotalik’s agent, Larry Kelly, on a new deal, with the NHL free-agent store opening for business in less than two weeks.
Kotalik hasn’t told Kelly to tell the Oilers he’s going to try free agency, but the Oilers’ inaction so far would seem to indicate they are prepared to let the 30-year-old winger walk.
That seems strange, considering that Kotalik had seven goals and 11 points and was plus-six in his 19 games with the Oilers after they acquired him from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline.
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