Mike Comrie signs with the Oil?

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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.

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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    Oh, and I would welcome Comrie back to the club. However, people were complaining about Tambi NOT making good on his promises of getting bigger/grittier, how about doing the opposite and continuing to stay small. Or is this all Batman? Anyways, not trying to beat a dead horse or anything…

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    Ok so I decided to stay away from the computer for a few hours and hope for some updates. Uh can someone please just confirm or deny this now!!!! I would really like to take my life off pause.

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    Geez Dakin. Take your mind off things by Googling "Haylie Duff" and figuring how you can get transferred back to Edmonton. Because you just know jeanshorts is doing exactly the same thing right now.

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    @ Travis Dakin:

    The latest report is: there's nothing to report.

    @ David S:
    Oh really? Is that so smart guy? Am I actually doing that? Or am I using complicated algorythms and a home brewed computer program to invent a smaller, more powerful insulin pump that can be implanted inside the body, so that one day, just maybe, Mr. Toby Peterson can live a full and fruitful life without having the burden of carrying a little contraption strapped around his abdomen at all time?

    I think we all know the answer.

    *continues to google "celebrity addresses"*

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    As much as I'd like to tell you this Comrie item is the result of yet another Wanye Gretz bender involving alcohol and prescription drugs, I can say with certainty it's not — at least not as far as interest in Comrie by the Oilers goes.
    Shortly before I wrote the Mike Comrie: Do Over? item Aug 19, I heard talk from people who would know that the Oilers were entertaining the possibility of offering Comrie a contract. I'd spent a couple of days tying to lock this down without much luck when Wanye's sleuthing hit the website today.
    I still haven't asked Mike about this, but I did talk to agent Ritch Winter today. He declined comment, so I don't know what the level of interest is from Comrie's side of things, given that I'm led to believe a handful of teams are looking at him.
    While I stand by my original post that a return by Comrie makes little sense, given the make-up of the roster and the Oilers salary cap issues, I can say without much doubt owner Daryl Katz doesn't much care about any misgivings I might have. This has legs.

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    Wanye Gretz wrote:

    @ humantorch:
    You worked for the Brick and you have live in Amsterdam?
    *imagines the dots that connect that line*

    It's been a long, some might say "magical" journey…

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    Weren't we all told that Katz would leave the hockey to the hockey people? WTF is he doing trying to sign players, particularly one like Comrie? Based on what has (or hasn't) happened since Donkey Kong took over I fear we may be in store for many years of bad ownership.

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    Robin Brownlee wrote:

    This has legs.

    There you have it! Comrie to Edmonton is 100 percent true! Verified by Brownlee himself!

    *Pre-orders a box full of Comrie jersey's, one for every day of the week*

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    The Oilers losing games to better teams I can grudgingly accept. This ass-clown shooting themselves in the foot is pretty hard to take, however.

    How can they be so short-sighted?

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    And here's the real question; Does Tambi support this move that Katz supposedly orchestrated? Because if he does and it works out the way I think it will, he's going to look six shades of stupid. And if he doesn't and says so, he'll come off looking like the powerless puppet many already suspect that he is. And if he doesn't and says nothing, as the GM he's going to wear this anyway.

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    Robin Brownlee wrote:

    As much as I’d like to tell you this Comrie item is the result of yet another Wanye Gretz bender involving alcohol and prescription drugs, I can say with certainty it’s not — at least not as far as interest in Comrie by the Oilers goes.
    Shortly before I wrote the Mike Comrie: Do Over? item Aug 19, I heard talk from people who would know that the Oilers were entertaining the possibility of offering Comrie a contract. I’d spent a couple of days tying to lock this down without much luck when Wanye’s sleuthing hit the website today.
    I still haven’t asked Mike about this, but I did talk to agent Ritch Winter today. He declined comment, so I don’t know what the level of interest is from Comrie’s side of things, given that I’m led to believe a handful of teams are looking at him.
    While I stand by my original post that a return by Comrie makes little sense, given the make-up of the roster and the Oilers salary cap issues, I can say without much doubt owner Daryl Katz doesn’t much care about any misgivings I might have. This has legs.

    Robin, if the team really is looking to add another small forward, wouldn't they look to Tanguay or even Sykora over Comrie? Have you heard if they have interest in either… or better yet have talked to them?