Oilers GM: "No proposals. But I’m all ears."
Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini confirmed Thursday that he has spoken to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, but not about the first pick in the NHL Draft. “Last time I talked to Peter was the general managers’ meetings in Philly (between Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup final.) Peter hasn’t thrown any names at me. No proposals. But I’m all ears,” Tambellini told The Edmonton Journal. “I don’t know what it take to give up the first pick overall in this year’s draft. I know there will be proposals and I’m looking forward to seeing what they might be, but I don’t know if I would recommend to [Oilers president of hockey operations] Kevin (Lowe) or our ownership that we should move the first pick.”
The Bruins currently hold the 2nd overall pick. Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin are expected to be the top two picks. The Bruins also have the 15th and 32nd overall picks this year, and two first round picks in the 2011 draft. The 2010 draft begins on June 25th.