Homestead

Lowetide
August 27 2010 07:40AM

This is Jay McKee. 32 years old, veteran, great shot blocker. Free Agent. And he's not alone.

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The Books

Jonathan Willis
August 26 2010 07:22PM

One of the key arguments behind Daryl Katz’s drive to get a new arena built in downtown Edmonton is that the Oilers are losing money and aren’t economically viable in their current facility. Given that those around the team have stressed this point repeatedly, I wonder if there was any face-palming when Oilers V.P. of communication and broadcast, Allan Watt, started talking about the Oilers’ revenue flow with the local media.

Discussing the hiring of play-by-play man Jack Michaels, Watt included the following gem:

“We have a $3-billion industry (NHL), we’re a $120-million business and there are no borders in our business.

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APPEASING THE DRAGON

Wanye
August 26 2010 01:41PM

 

In the absence of anything interesting happening, we will discuss uninteresting things that are on our brain today. If not for a brief escape from the day to day mundanity of the work week, but to appease Ender the Dragon who emailed us earlier with a message:

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(Seems Like) A Long Time

Lowetide
August 25 2010 07:54AM

This is David Oliver. Once upon a time he was part of a quality cluster of young forwards in the Edmonton Oilers system. Is the current group as good--or better--than the Weight-Arnott-Smyth cluster? 

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Andrew Cogliano & What Have You Done For Me Lately

Jonathan Willis
August 24 2010 05:59PM

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 15: Andrew Cogliano #13 of the Edmonton Oilers skates during their NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 15, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Oilers 5-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

One of the second-tier issues the Oilers face this summer (behind Khabibulin and Souray) is what to do with Andrew Cogliano, fresh off the worst season of his NHL career.

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