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.



  • I'm a Scientist!

    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.

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    Travis Dakin wrote:

    Comrie between Penner and Hemsky lets horcoff go between Pisani and Moreau thus solving the 3C problem.
    Penner-Comrie-Hemsky
    O’Sullivan-Gagner-Cogliano
    Moreau-Horcoff-Pisani
    JFJ-Brule-Stortini
    Is that really that bad?

    I have been trying to sell Horcoff with Moreau and Pisani as a shutdown line forever. Only problem is that is a lot of coin for Horcoff on that line.

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    Comrie between Penner and Hemsky lets horcoff go between Pisani and Moreau thus solving the 3C problem.

    Penner-Comrie-Hemsky
    O'Sullivan-Gagner-Cogliano
    Moreau-Horcoff-Pisani
    JFJ-Brule-Stortini

    Is that really that bad?

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    Prop Jay wrote:

    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.

    I think it would be great for all involved. A chance for a man who couldn't handle the pressure as a boy, having a do-over as a man. Erasing the bad feelings from the past. I'm in.

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    jeff wrote:

    I have been trying to sell Horcoff with Moreau and Pisani as a shutdown line forever. Only problem is that is a lot of coin for Horcoff on that line

    Yeah but he's one of the best in the league and he would be used in a PP role and still gangbusters on the PK.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    to quote my pal Jennifer…

    "I'm doing all I can to personally block it….I'm thinking of flying to Sweden to bring in Tommy Salo for a sit down with tambs. I'll bring in Jason Smith if I have to as well"

    I agree with this.

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    socaldave wrote:

    to quote my pal Jennifer…
    “I’m doing all I can to personally block it….I’m thinking of flying to Sweden to bring in Tommy Salo for a sit down with tambs. I’ll bring in Jason Smith if I have to as well”
    I agree with this.

    Mike only took her out for a nice seafood dinner AND never called her again.

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    @ Travis Dakin:
    You really think he gets the PP time with Comrie here? Lets face it Horcoff should've had another 5 goals last year on the PP, but he lacks finish.

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    jeff wrote:

    @ Travis Dakin:
    You really think he gets the PP time with Comrie here? Lets face it Horcoff should’ve had another 5 goals last year on the PP, but he lacks finish.

    I'm saying he wouldn't be the "prototypical thrid liner"

    He'd be very valuable on the team and get plenty of ice time. I'm actually liking this the more I think about it. Kind of hoping it's true.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Honestly, I've always despised post-Oilers Comrie, and I'm not even sure why anymore. There's a lot we *think* we know about what happened, and I'm sure some (if not a lot) was fabricated by fans to tarnish Comrie. Really, it takes a lot for me to actually speak about Comrie in a not-so negative light. lol

    So anyways, I think it would almost be a leap forward for the franchise if they somehow let bygones be bygones and made up with Comrie. I'm not so sure how he helps our team at all though. If he were 25 lbs heavier and 3 inches taller, maybe.

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    @ Racki:

    Good points all around. If he does come back I would have to hive him props for coming back to face the mob at RX1. That wouldn't be easy to do.

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    Wanye Gretz wrote:

    @ Racki:
    Good points all around. If he does come back I would have to hive him props for coming back to face the mob at RX1. That wouldn’t be easy to do.

    I think he'd be super motivated to make the wrongs right.Ender the Dragon wrote:

    In 417 faceoffs last season, Mike Comrie went 41% on the dot. This would allow us to move Horc off the first line how?

    Lets not forget that he has played on nothing but sh*t teams the last few years. (aside from that Sens run)

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    Travis Dakin wrote:

    @ Ender the Dragon:
    you can’t tell me you don’t like the idea of a Moreau, Horcoff, Pisani shut down line…

    With almost a 10 mill cap hit I dont

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    Wanye, who is this 'guy you know'? Was he drunk? I just don't see how anyone thinks this is a good idea. A fresh start for Comrie in Atlanta or Florida or something I could understand; sign the bargain deal and prove you can light it up as a scoring winger or something. This, though, bringing in a small center who can't win faceoffs to a team that's deep with centers who can't win faceoffs? Personal issues aside, this makes no sense.

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    @ OvenChicken8:
    I think it would balance the team more. Unfortunately there arent a lot of options. (I've read all of Willis' posts about available 3's and 4's)

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    @ OvenChicken8:
    Seriously at this point I don't think Tambo is too concerned about salaries when it comes to lines. We just need to ice a team that is cap compliant and say piss on it when it comes to the players salaries.