Moreau ponders future

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI , QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:31 AM ET

Wonder? Yes.

Worry? No.

Ethan Moreau knows he might have played his last game as an Edmonton Oiler, but the 34-year-old captain isn't heading into the Olympic break in fear of it.

There isnt really a bad scenario, he said of a potential trade between March 1 and March 3. I love playing the game. Either here, playing in this city and this organization that Ive enjoyed for the last 10 or 11 years or somewhere else with a new opportunity. For me theres not a lot of anxiety, just uncertainty.

With Edmonton in a long-term rebuilding mode that doesnt include many of the current veterans, a new address for Moreau would probably serve both sides well. But getting a deal done is another matter.

Change is sometimes good, he said. But I cant stress enough that its not up to me. Ill have to sit and wait like everybody else.

If Im here Ill continue to do the same things Ive always done. Ill work as hard as I can for this organization. If Im not, hopefully theres an opportunity for me somewhere else.

Im impartial at this point. I dont know what their plans are. I havent had a conversation with anybody who makes those decisions.

Nothing is for certain in this game, I could be an Oiler when I get back.

If not...

Its been a long time, Ive been here since 1999 and Ive had a lot of great memories here over the last 10 or 11 years. But I havent really thought about it in those terms. I dont look at it as a personal or a family issue, its about my career.

ROBERT.TYCHKOWSKI@SUNMEDIA.CA


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