About 6 months ago, Sheldon Souray had some choice words to say to Sportsnet's Mark Spector about the way Oilers management was treating him, and because of that, wanted out of Edmonton. I don't have to go into what he said, it's been beaten to death 6 ways from Sunday.
So the summer dragged on, nothing was done with Souray. The Oilers couldn't get rid of him even if they put a bow on him and shipped him first class to Calgary.
Here we are, a mere days away from training camp, and the white elephant in the room is what to do with Souray.
TSN's Darren Dreger has informed us about the goings on in Camp Souray and Camp Oilers.
Your move, Souray.
I smell snark from Souray.
If you ask me, the Oilers are acting like 5 year olds. 'You made fun of us and now we won't let you play in our sandbox.' If you think he's a cancer to your young team, you should have shipped him to Sibera (or the minors) back in May. Totally unprofessional by a team that is trying (quite hard I might add) to turning its franchises' image around.
Souray has put this behind him... (from TSN.ca)
"Things happen, I guess, however as a professional and a proud guy, I wanted to be part of all of the positive things that are happening around the team right now. My focus was to come in here and be a pro. There never would have been any distraction from my end,"
The flip side to this coin. Souray is realizing he's screwed for a job. He could be making Mea Culpa's faster than the temperature dips in Edmonton. We'll be watching this story as close as we can from 1200 km's away