July 07 2008 01:43PM
So we were driving over to the Municipal Airport to see if they will let us land the planes ourselves (note: they won’t) and we happen to drive by the Edmonton Oilers World HQ. For those of you in the Nation who aren’t from E-Town – they house the off ice brains of the organization over by Kingsway Mall, in Central Edmonton, pictured here:
Ah, it’s good to see the staffers hard at work, barely 4 days into the Katz Era out on the lawn …. playing croquet. CROQUET Nation! Maybe they figure with Kay-Z owning the team they need to learn a more refined past time. Maybe they think the way to get in the new boss’ good books, is to roll him in a gentlemanly fashion, on the croquet field.
If we were Kay-Z, and we rolled past the offices in some variety of solid gold motor car, and we saw this a mere 4 days after plunking down a cool $200 million on the team, we would freak out.
Question: If everyone is out on the lawn who is manning the S.S Oilers Battle Cruiser? Who is in charge?? Flames employees are keeping busy today by pissing away $1.95 million by signing Bertuzzi to a one year deal. Blue Jackets staff keeping occupied blowing dough too, signing RJ Umberger to a 4 year deal. Oilers staffers are playing croquet.
Aren’t there free agents to be signed? Shouldn’t they be knitting or something? Isn’t there work to be done? You have a new boss people! Look busy for heavens sake! Boil some water, get some towels ready. Do something other than this:
- Look for Wanye Gretz in your community, cruising around in a 1986 panel van and solving mysteries.