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.
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:
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?
August 24 2010 05:59PM
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.
August 24 2010 01:51PM
For the record, Jack Michaels has size 11 feet. That's a good thing because, as heir to the broadcast booth Rod Phillips occupied with the Edmonton Oilers for 37 seasons, Michaels has big shoes to fill.