Cal Nichols stepping down

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As we learned from the OilersNation on Twitter, Cal Nichols has stepped down from his post with the Oilers.

“Nichols stepped aside while he leads a business group’s fight to save the City Centre Airport.  Nichols, a key player in the original investors’ group that kept the Oilers in Edmonton before the sale to Daryl Katz, says he doesn’t want to drag the team into the politics of the airport fight.”

Nichols, pictured above with Paul Coffey and a dapper Sam Gagner in a suit is one of the good guys here in Edmonton and a major reason why we have the luxury of being frustrated with the Oilers on a Friday Morning.

The article continues on to say that Nichols “recently took on a new role as the head of the Alberta Enterprise Group, a pro-airport advocacy alliance of business leaders. Oilers president Patrick LaForge says the team respects Nichols’ decision and supports his view that a clean break is needed, quote, “particularly as plans move forward for the development of a new entertainment and sports district in downtown Edmonton.”  Nichols says his future with the Oilers’ organization will be at the sole discretion of the Katz Group upon the completion of the City Centre Airport hearings in June.”

Is there a story here? Is this related to anything other than Nichols’ unparalleled desire to help the City of Edmonton? A better writer would know answers. Instead we ask you. We should probably all discuss this before Deep Oil gets wind of the story and comes on here and explains to us how Cal Nichols is actually a director of the CIA planted at the discretion of the industrial military complex, or something equally mind blowing.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Very simple. The Oilers want not part of the political affair AEG has opened up and will continue to jam down the city's throat. If Nichols doesn't publicly castrate himself with trying to expand / reopen CCA, he may have a job with Rexall Sports again. Savvy and predictable move by Rexall, Katz and the Oilers.

    Plus I'm sure someone wise in the Rexall organization took note when Nichols was put down on record saying the Oilers support expansion/reopening CCA. That may well have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    I'd bet a night out with the #1 ranked hooker in Edmonton that Nichols has substantial business interests that have something to do with this airport. Deep OIl will no doubt clarify the matter. heh heh

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Tombo wrote:

    “Those Patty O’Lanterns they were the stars in the sky. Those Patty O’Lanterns lighting up our lives.”
    Yup, it works.

    See? I knew it would be a hit.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Nichols was a great defender of Lowe and to a lesser extent MacT under the old ownership group. Did he not save their jobs when some of the other board members wanted them out?

    maybe here's nothing more to it.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Wanye Gretz wrote:

    baggedmilk wrote:
    See? It works. I do good work.
    You do excellent work. Where have you been??? Did you know Erik Cole got traded???
    *reminds self of Erik Cole trade and starts crying again*

    He is gone and never coming back, get over it. Medication may help.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    baggedmilk wrote:

    Not to mention I told you it would happen a couple months ago. Twas a sad day.
    *wipes single manly tear*

    It's been a hard week.

    *seconds single manly tear*

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Wanye Gretz wrote:

    baggedmilk wrote:
    See? It works. I do good work.
    You do excellent work. Where have you been??? Did you know Erik Cole got traded???
    *reminds self of Erik Cole trade and starts crying again*

    I did know he got traded, and I'm glad you saw that I called it on the JSBM website. Not to mention I told you it would happen a couple months ago. Twas a sad day.

    *wipes single manly tear*

  • I'm a Scientist!

    baggedmilk wrote:

    See? It works. I do good work.

    You do excellent work. Where have you been??? Did you know Erik Cole got traded???

    *reminds self of Erik Cole trade and starts crying again*

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Further more I have just decided that from this day forward, everytime he scores that the goal song shall be Patio Lanterns by Kim Mitchell.

    Our house had the biggest Patty O…

    See? It works. I do good work.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    When you write something about Bernie Nichols then I'll be interested. Pfft… In the mean time, Gretz, we have to find Patty O'needslovin and give that kid a hug.