Mike Comrie signs with the Oil?


Now we don’t disagree with Robin Brownlee about anything – ever. It’s not because we are scared of him, but more we are scared of the things he would do to us if we ever angered him. Sure we love a good drive by shooting as much the next guy, but we are far too pretty to have our face rearranged by “BC’s most dangerous man 1977.”

But a couple of hours ago we were messaged by a guy we know who said “now that you have got your head out of your (edited) and returned to writing on the Nation, you might be interested in discussing the fact that it would appear Daryl Katz has personally wired up a one year deal for 1.3 million with Mike Comrie.” Our eyes shot out of our head so fast that we put down the bag of cans we were scavanging in the river valley and ran straight home screaming at the top of our lungs, bloody eye sockets and all.

Now we aren’t here to start a database of falsehoods in our best Eklund imitation. We aren’t going to engage in idle speculation about how billionaires are rarer than foreign tourists in Edmonton and how Bill Comrie and Daryl Katz are probably friends on some level which could have led to a dialogue being opened with Dot Com’s camp. We wouldn’t presume to weigh in on an unlikely rumor that could be a potential disaster this season.

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We won’t pretend that we know better than Brownlee who told us back on August 19:

“While Comrie, now 29, is good enough to play in the Oilers top six and could be had for a discount rate, like maybe $2 million in a one-year contract, it’s a profoundly bad idea on so many levels I don’t even know where to start.”

However interesting re-signing Comrie would be in an attempt to exercise the “everyone hates Edmonton” demons that began when he left town back in 2003 under a cloud of rumors and cloak-and-daggery, we won’t lower ourselves onto the slippery slope of discussing this in great detail.

But you can.

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    Does this mean that someone on the current roster would be leaving? …that is, if it turns out to be true and not a drunken hallucination of Wanye Gretz.

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    Is Katz putting a muzzle on Syd Vicious (KLOWE), trying to overcome the taking back of Mikey's bonuses when we could of had Corey Perry on this team…… this is what happens when you let an issue become personal, as in this case, and presently, Gary Bettman having to explain himself to a bankruptcy judge.

    Wow, Mike must be swallowing his pride as well, but working for Katz is possibly easier than EIG, Nicholls has not returned, his leave of absence was more of a goodbye.

    According to Brownlee, Winter promised us the goods, and we never got them, with the truce being signed between Rexall Sports and Winter representing Mikey,
    this means one thing – the possibility of multiple Hillary Duff concerts. Almost as good as Hannah Montana.

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    I would take comrie back instantly. At this point he is one of the more skilled players out there and both he and the oilers probably would like a do over on his time here.

    I imagine he would have liked to left on a better note and the oilers didn't need to start what led to 8 more years of bad luck.

    I take him back, and let him say he wanted a do over. The oilers can say he was of interest 10 years ago and is so again.