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.

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

With Edmonton in a long-term rebuilding mode that doesnít 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.

ďChange is sometimes good,Ē he said. ďBut I canít stress enough that itís not up to me. Iíll have to sit and wait like everybody else.

ďIf Iím here Iíll continue to do the same things Iíve always done. Iíll work as hard as I can for this organization. If Iím not, hopefully thereís an opportunity for me somewhere else.

ďIím impartial at this point. I donít know what their plans are. I havenít had a conversation with anybody who makes those decisions.

ďNothing is for certain in this game, I could be an Oiler when I get back.Ē

If not...

ďItís been a long time, Iíve been here since 1999 and Iíve had a lot of great memories here over the last 10 or 11 years. But I havenít really thought about it in those terms. I donít look at it as a personal or a family issue, itís about my career.Ē

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