Oates played pretty well for a man his age in Anaheim last year. He's a good pickup, and should bring a lot to that team both in a statistical and a leadership sense. The bigger implication? I take this as a pretty sure sign that the Oilers have abandonned hope of bringing back Mike Comrie, or acquiring anything of value for his rights.
Really? My Blueshirts take the Winter Classic, and no one posts about it? I actually had to leave when it was still scoreless in the second for a work appointment, and taped the rest. Well worth going around with spoiler shields up for a few hours.