New arena: nothing to do with Heatley

bingofuel
July 03 2009 04:34PM

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I have some news that -- blessedly -- has nothing to do with Dany "WaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAH" Heatley. One of the members of my crack team of visual designers at the day-job was just sent this fabulous little gem about the Oil probably getting a new arena.

Note that this is still JUST RUMOUR. But it's compelling and sexy nonetheless. Directly quoting the e-mail we received:

Plan will unfold

The downtown Baccarat Casino land (on 104 Avenue between 101 Street and 104 Street), should soon be officially announced as the new hockey arena site and "precinct." The great man himself, Oilers and Rexall owner Darryl Katz, is expected to make the announcement and offer a few more tantalizing details, probably after the Rexall Edmonton Indy. All makes sense. The 11.5 acres of casino land was one of the top locations in the city-commissioned downtown arena feasibility study. It has LRT access and a central downtown location, plus more available "brown-field" land to the north and to the east, behind the under-construction EPCOR Tower of Power. The flag was raised when the local WAM (Western Asset Management) development company purchased the land from Gateway Casinos, with Gateway retaining the right to operate a new casino on the land.
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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#151 hatecrime
July 05 2009, 05:30PM
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is anyone else curious that if we don't do something major we are going to suck even worse than we did last year.the goalie situation hasn't really changed and we still have good but no one great up front.

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#152 David S
July 05 2009, 06:05PM
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Visnovsky will be back. Kids will be better. Horcoff will have had a summer to recover. Hemsky's hand will have healed. New coaches and Zach Stortini has been training his butt off.

~Yeah. We're gonna suck worse than last year. It's a lock.~

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#153 ScubaSteve
July 05 2009, 06:10PM
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David S wrote:

New coaches

That's all we need to say. Our roster may not look like the Pens, but it is solid, let's see what a competent coach can do with it, Heatley or not.

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#154 Prop Jay
July 05 2009, 06:38PM
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Heatley

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#155 Ogden Brother
July 05 2009, 07:10PM
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hatecrime wrote:

is anyone else curious that if we don’t do something major we are going to suck even worse than we did last year.the goalie situation hasn’t really changed and we still have good but no one great up front.

Not really,the young guys should be better, question is if the old guys can maintain.

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#156 Archaeologuy
July 05 2009, 07:15PM
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Ogden Brother wrote:

and he doesn’t even really need to “bounce back” that far, he was all of 4 points away from being a top 30 producing center this past year.

So what youre saying is that he was ONLY 4 points away from being 30th out of 30 for production by Centers? Does he get a ribbon for that, a gold star maybe?

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#157 Mikey
July 05 2009, 07:42PM
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RossCreek wrote:

Mark my words. Dany Heatley will be an Oiler in less than 48 hours

What makes you so sure?

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#158 OvenChicken8
July 05 2009, 07:54PM
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So Grebs is going to arbitration, I wonder how much he is asking for?

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#159 patty
July 05 2009, 08:14PM
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Arena talk: Hicks on Six has been following the arena stuff closely and he had something similar written the other day. Aside from the hilarious jokes that are printed daily, his crappy page often has arena tidbits. I think it's going in a great place. The bacarrat is junk anyway.

Didn't Willis write a piece about Horcoff a few months ago? I'd look for it but I'm way too lazy. His 5.5 looks a lot more reasonable after seeing some number crunching.

Dany Heatley.

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#160 Ogden Brother
July 05 2009, 10:59PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Ogden Brother wrote: and he doesn’t even really need to “bounce back” that far, he was all of 4 points away from being a top 30 producing center this past year. So what youre saying is that he was ONLY 4 points away from being 30th out of 30 for production by Centers? Does he get a ribbon for that, a gold star maybe?

Nah, rather then a ribbon/star, I'm thinking he should just get the same recognition that other bottom end 1st line C/top end 2nd line centers like Arnott/Koivu bros/Drury/Langkow etc get.

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#161 Jimmfreak
July 15 2009, 04:41PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Ogden Brother wrote: and he doesn’t even really need to “bounce back” that far, he was all of 4 points away from being a top 30 producing center this past year. So what youre saying is that he was ONLY 4 points away from being 30th out of 30 for production by Centers? Does he get a ribbon for that, a gold star maybe?

God stop crying. considering every team has a 1st line centre; he should be top 30 yes. BUT other teams didnt put their 1st line centre in so many defensive zone situations where he wouldnt have an oppourtunity to be in many offensive rushes. I swear when he has a better year this year - you should castrate yourself to help us to stop producing more anti-oiler oiler fans.

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