Oiler's GM Kevin Lowe is again making a desperate plea to salvage his miserable summer. Unable to land quality free agents like Chris Drury or Scott Gomez or even not-so-quality guys like Michael Nylander, Lowe had to settle on defensive prodigy Sheldon Souray. He also tried to poach RFA Tomas Vanek from the Sabres which, in the end, only succeeded in pissing off Buffalo GM Darcy Regier. Today, Lowe signed Anaheim RFA Dustin Penner to a 5 year, $21.5 million contract. In the unlikely event that Anaheim doesn't match the deal, Edmonton will give up a 1st, 2nd and 3rd round draft pick for Penner (who, by the way, was an undrafted free agent just 3 years ago).
Nice work, Kevin. Here's hoping these useless moves are enough to allow you to keep your job for a while. It's great having you around to mismanage the team like this. I wonder if Mike Milbury is available to lend you a helping hand?