For the past few days there has been a lot discussion about the possibility of Sheldon Souray coming to the New York Rangers. Tonight Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reiterated that the situation is basically how we have assumed it is the past couple of days. The only team that has really been connected to possibly wanting Souray is the Rangers and the Oilers are more than willing to put him on re-entry waivers if they know a team will take him off their hands, even if they still have to carry half the hit and pay half the price.
At this point the Oilers have not put Souray on re-entry waivers because no team has called GM Steve Tambellini to inform of their intent to actually put in the claim. Whether you are in favor or against the move, you have to believe that watching the disaster that was the Rangers power play in Montreal has to make the urge for Sather to put the trigger on the move increase. Either way the ball appears to be in Sather’s court and Tambellini will jump as soon as Sather or any other GM says they want Souray. I am of the hope that moment never comes. Avoid the urge Glen.
Here's my original article on the rumor from Friday.