The best part about talking to oiler fans now is by far and away the polite smile and nod you get to give them when they talk about their "new oilers".
I love how trading away the captain of a team that was floundering due to lack of heart for a young d who was extremely disappointing is hailed as a good move. I mean, why would they want Jason Smith's "heart and soul" after trading Ryan Smyth's away? sounds like a sound business move for a guy whom I have to wonder is on some flames fan's payroll, thanks Kevin Lowe.
Then by pissing off every G.M. in the league, offering over inflated salaries to restricted free agents, you pay that huge sacrifice and get...Dustin Penner?? Are you kidding?? Vanek was at least a guy you KNOW is going to be crazy good but Penner? I thnk 30 goals is a great season, but that's all it is, a great season. People say, "he's worth that much...in edmonton", meaning that you have to pay players an exorbanant amount of money to play there that might not be worth it. Well I guess that's true, but perhaps if Kevin Lowe wasn't playing to every one else's tune he should have developed his farm system.
Souray... yeah I'll just leave a million for every minus last season speak for itself.
So I guess if I had to tell the truth I too just love me the new oilers...