Hello all...DJOilman here, reporting to you from the Capital of Alberta...Siberia... er...Edmonton. Of course, this weather makes it feel like Siberia.....what's it been, 32 degrees for about a month now. For those writers South of the border, that's 32 Celsius.....I'm sure many of you watch the weather channel and see the North American map showing Detroit at 90 degrees and Windsor at 33 and think...damn, that must be how they chose where to put the border! It would make sense considering the rest of the crap flowing from that direction lately....the smell tonight is emanating from St. Louis, in the general area of Andy Stricklands mouth.
It's been the "en vogue" thing to do this year - trash Edmonton with uninformed, poorly written articles that make the vast unwashed think that this City is a moonscape dotted with trailers, igloos, and life sucking zombies in Oilers jerseys. If it's on the net it must be true right?
Had Andy just cut and pasted a few paragraphs from Stan Fischler and Eric Francis, his "facts" could be excused as the ramblings of a senile old fart and a Flames fan with a large hate on....but it comes off as if he actually believes what he's typing....that Ryan Smyth, one of the most beloved Oilers of all time, was run out of town.....that Chris Pronger was somehow mistreated by management, and that the rumors of his infidelity were somehow started by the Oilers.....That in Nylanders case, $22million - $19.5million = $12 million. That Souray's next best offer to that of the Oilers was for 3 fewer years?
Seriously, where does Hockeybuzz, or ESPN radio for that matter, find these clowns? Is it too much to ask for a "professional reporter", to do some research, and maybe invest in a calculator for all the number crunching?....
As a rumor site, this place is a lot of fun.....as a blog site, it's become a "don't hate on Nashville, hate on Edmonton" piece of garbage. Eklund should have a more strict screening process...so should ESPN....oh right....I forgot, ESPN doesn't consider hockey a sport. If Eklund has any kind of class, he should apologize for this clown, and make him post a retraction as well. Unless this is just a stupid attempt at angering one of the larger groups of fans that frequent this site...and if that's the case, we'll never see an apology.
It's just about time to tune out Hockeybuzz for good.