The rejection of Daryl katz's offer to buy the Edmonton Oilers from the Edmonton Investors Group is being met with some absurd claims - namely, that spending to the cap is the way to win Lord Stanley. The facts from the new-CBA era do not support this myth:
EC Champs – OTT - $43.630M
EC Finalists – BUF - $39.991M
WC Champs – ANA - $40.461M*
WC Finalists – DET - $39.872M
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1 year, $2.4M.
Interesting deal. Wanted something to take Joni past Free Agency or at least 2 years, but he either has a smart agent or Kevin Lowe has a plan to bring on salary.
Him going RFA next year could spell trouble. Although we can match any offer sheet I suppose, so that is less of a risk than Buffola fans would like to make it. Read More »
Welcome to Evenings with Joni.
We begin this series with a bold prediction: the 2007/08 Edmonton Oilers will make the playoffs. A lot of pundits, fair-weather fans, and jabber boxes are underestimating the improvements Kevin Lowe has made.
And Kevin Lowe is not perfect, but he is a smart GM.
Does the lack of offensive depth/goal scorers worry me? Of course, but forwards are much more ava... Read More »