Waive Goodbye: Edmonton Oilers Waive Three Players

June 30th, 2010 by Alex Thomas Leave a reply »
Today marked the end of another era in Oilers hockey: the end of Ethan Moreau's time in Edmonton. Today Moreau, along with Patrick O'Sullivan and Robert Nilsson, was placed on waivers for the purpose of a buyout. The Oilers have informed all three players that they will be bought out tomorrow at 12:00pm est.

Moreau has been Oilers captain since the start of the 2007-2008 season. Serving as captain for three seasons. Moreau becomes the first captain in Oilers history to be bought out. This move proves that Steve Tambellini and company are serious about rebuilding in Edmonton.

Ethan Moreau became an Oiler on March 20, 1999, in a trade between the Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks. Moreau played a big role on the Oilers for many seasons before the lockout and was one of the better players on the team. Moreau was a real leader in the locker room and he was a guy that truly would bleed copper and blue.

In his 10-plus seasons as an Oiler, Moreau has recorded 112 goals and 100 assists for a total of 212 points. Moreau was named team captain in the summer of 2007 after the Oilers traded Jason Smith to the Flyers. Moreau was once seen as an elite third-line g ...

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