October 20 2012 09:33AM
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The Edmonton arena deal isn't dead. I know it looks bleak right now, and frankly the negotiations surrounding this whole thing are starting to make the NHL and NHLPA look good, and that's bad, but this isn't the first time similar groups have butted heads over massive building projects.
Here is an example of another team's arena negotiations that may give heart to Oilers fans - the New Jersey Devils and the construction of the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
October 19 2012 10:35PM
Remember when hockey was on the ice and actually played? I found some!
KHL action featuring a goal from Pavel Datsyuk that makes me rethink my entire existence, Ilya Kovalchuk is also nuts, Grabovski continues to put up numbers, and Yakupov's team falls.
October 19 2012 02:09PM
In two weeks "the hottest DJ in the world" will be making his way to the Pint off Whyte for his debut. This will be the culimation of weeks of excitement in Edmonton as the cool kids wait breathlessly of one of his legendary sets to see them through the dark days of the 2012 lockout. Okay, that quote is from Wanye and the only kids Struds knows these days are his own, but this is still going to be a heck of a party.
October 19 2012 12:35PM
The Oklahoma City Barons take to the ice tonight in their home opener against San Antonio. After a week of hearing about a lack of offense, impact kids Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins get another chance to impact the AHL. My guess? It's going to be real and its going to be spectacular.
October 19 2012 08:52AM
When city council voted 13-0 to cease negoations with the Katz Group, some wondered if this signaled an abrupt end to the dream of a new downtown arena in Edmonton. It didn't, it just means both parties will spend some time apart with the hope to reconcile their differences in the future.
Will it work? I think it might, but why did the city choose this direction. I spoke with Edmonton city councillor Kim Krushell about the city's frustration and how, or if, they plan to move forward.