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What Else Would $550 Million Buy?

Given $550 million, how could Edmonton remake the city if it didn't involve a downtown arena?

Katz Apologizes to Edmonton and to Oilers Fans

Since nobody bought the relocation threat, Daryl Katz decided that an apology might be a good idea. Make no mistake the apology was a calculated as the threat to relocate was.

Who really has leverage in arena negotiations?

The Katz Group is using relocation to try and leverage a better arena deal. Unfortunately for them that leverage isn't worth a damn and now I think Edmonton City Council should yank the whole deal right off the table.

Katz Group Looks for a Better Arena Deal, It's Time for Council to Call Their Bluff

The Katz Group has asked the City of Edmonton to sweeten an already very sweet deal for the proposed downtown arena. But it's a bluff and Council needs to call that bluff.

More on the Proposed Changes to the Arena Deal: Is the Project in Trouble?

I've always thought that, sooner or later, the arena deal would get done. With the latest developments now I'm not so sure.

Taking A Bad Deal And Making It Worse

Last week Gary Bettman, Daryl Katz, and Stephen Mandel got together and wouldn't you know it, things got decided and the deal got worse for the City of Edmonton. Consider me shocked.

Mayor Mandel Takes Manhattan

As the Oilers continue their pursuit of public funding for a downtown arena, Gary Bettman has called Daryl Katz and Mayor Mandel to New York for a meeting. And the process keeps getting stranger.

The Myth of the CRL

Recently Edmonton city councilor Ben Henderson wrote a letter explaining why he supports the downtown arena project. I am however concerned that Mr. Henderson doesn't understand what a CRL is.

Just The Game Please, No More Infomercials

With a last place club on the ice, the Oilers have to do a fantastic job away from the ice to provide the fans with good entertainment value for their money. And this is why I was so disappointed to see the Oilers unveil their The Time Is Now... video at the game last Tuesday.

Edmonton Arena Funding - Why Not Try An IPO?

The Oilers' management group is on the prowl for nine figures without a hitch. He's a way to make everyone happy.

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