Sheldon Souray doesn't want to be an Oiler and the Oilers aren't too crazy about Sheldon Souray, but the two sides remain on a training-camp collision course.
Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini still won't say what his final move will be if he can't find a new home for the disgruntled defenceman between now and Sept. 17, only that he hopes it doesn't come to that. "It's clear that he wants to play elsewhere and our goal right now is to try and find something for him prior to camp," said Tambellini, adding he's spoken with Souray's agent several times in the last month. "The question of whether he's coming to camp or not, we'll deal with that in a week, I guess."
Meanwhile, Andrew Cogliano's contract talks remain still stuck in low gear. He's the last contract that needs to be settled and it's coming down to the wire, a sure sign that the player isn't thrilled with the offer.
You have to wonder where his head is, how excited he is to be an Oiler, given that they've tried to trade him twice and now they're playing lowball hardball.
"I think Andrew is a professional, somebody who works hard," said Tambellini. "He's trying to establish himself as a player who can be used in a lot of different situations. This is a big year for him, he has a lot to prove and hopefully he's going to get a good chance."