Who do you think the Oilers will lose in the expansion draft?

Benoit Pouliot
18%, 452 votes
Mark Letestu
15%, 375 votes
Zack Kassian
5%, 133 votes
Mark Fayne
2%, 41 votes
Griffin Reinhart
44%, 1072 votes
Laurent Brossoit
6%, 143 votes
Jujhar Khaira
6%, 160 votes
Somebody else
4%, 87 votes
Total Votes: 2463 View Comments
  • WSO

    Too soft of a core is an understatement. Gaudreau is EASILY the most overtalked/rated forward in the NHL. Its not even close for the dollars the toddler is making. Hes literally a better skating version of Jordan Eberle.

  • RJ

    City of Edmonton website:

    “Rogers Place is being built for $483.5 million, including underground parking.

    The Katz Group is paying $132.5-million. $112.8-million of their contribution will be paid to the City as rent over 35 years, and cover the City’s principal and interest costs. The remaining $19.7-million will be paid as cash.
    The City of Edmonton’s contribution of $226-million to the arena building includes funding through a Community Revitalization Levy, new parking revenues, and redirecting the current Rexall Place subsidy. $125-million will be collected through a ticket surcharge.”

    “The price of construction for the Winter Garden is $56.8-million. The City’s contribution to the Winter Garden pedestrian pedway over 104 Avenue is $25.1 million.
    The Katz Group is paying $31.7-million. $25-million of their contribution will be paid to the City as rent over 35 years, and cover the City’s principal and interest costs. The remaining $6.7 million will be paid in cash.”

    “The City will build an LRT connection to the arena for a maximum $7-million, funded through the CRL.
    The City will build a pedestrian walkway through the arena, linking the LRT to the Winter Garden, for a maximum $15-million, funded through the CRL.”

    Ticket Surcharge
    “Ticket surcharge collected in excess of what is required to fund the $125-million in initial capital costs and the $1.5-million per annum for ongoing capital maintenance will be retained by the EAC.”

    In Edmonton, the arena and winter garden was expected to cost $540.3 m. Daryl Katz was required to pay $26.4m in cash. The rest would be paid as rent over 35 years. But as you can see from the City’s own webpage, any additional revenues that come in from the ticket surcharge will be retained by Katz’s company (EAC) to operate and manage the arena.

    Katz had to contribute less than 5% of the cost of the building upfront, and gets to keep a share of the ticket surcharge. If you were a Calgary owner, wouldn’t you want the same deal?

  • CDNinATL

    The posturing will continue for at least 2 more years. The team being sold is a possibility but it’ll never be Quebec City. The NHL won’t move a team from the west to the east. So unless Seattle gets off their butts and start building a new arena….Portland maybe but I’m sure if their rink is big enough.