According to Bob McKenzie, disgraced Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson has joined the Edmonton Oilers in a scouting role for at least the rest of the season. McKenzie reports that Howson will specifically be involved with the team's scouting of pro and college ranks.
Of course, Howson won't have any final word on running the team. It just looks like a sort of consultant role. However, the idea of the man who ran the Blue Jackets into the ground joining Edmonton has caused Oilers nation (which already has started to turn on current GM Steve Tambellini) to implode and hockey fans everywhere to break into mocking mode.
That loud crash you just heard was 29 GMs rushing to trade with the Oilers.— Chris Burton (@predatweeter) March 12, 2013
Lah fing stock.— Derek Zona (@DerekZona) March 12, 2013
WHICH OILERS FRANCHISE PLAYER ASKS TO GO? Hall, Eberle, Schultz, Yakupov, or RNH?— Pension Plan Puppets (@mlse) March 12, 2013
Tambo to Howson: No stupid, this is how you run a franchise into the ground.— Derek Blasutti (@dawgbone98) March 12, 2013
"Now I'll NEVER lose a draft lottery!" -Scott Howson.— CBJGreaseboard (@CBJGreaseboard) March 12, 2013
"Let's hire Scott Howson he has a tremendous track record with trades and signings and could seriously help this team" -Tambo and only Tambo— Wade Keyte (@WadeKeyte) March 12, 2013
Sees that Scott Howson is part of the Oilers' management again (kick down door and drives to local bar)— Maksym Pryma (@MPrymo) March 12, 2013
Just another day in the life of Oilers nation.