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Looking Ahead To 2016, My Rogers Place Wish List


Construction related activities began Monday on Rogers Pace, the building that will be the Oilers new home when the 2016/17 begins, so I put together a wish list of sorts for the new arena. After...

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...

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.

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.

Do We Really Need To Replace Rexall?


I won't for a second deny that a new downtown arena would be a nice thing to have but is it something that the City of Edmonton and it's residents actually need?

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...

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