Archive for January, 2008


Ray Emery Asked For Trade


According to Senators GM, Bryan Murray, Ray Emery and him had a conversation several months ago that entailed Emery asking for a trade out of town. Emery thought the move would do some good both for him and the team.

Personally, I don’t know what “Rayzor” is doing… He is on a cup contending team, he has proved that he can bring them to the big dance, and we all know that Martin Gerber is going to choke, be it in the next few weeks, or in that first round of play-offs. We all know what happened in Carolina against the Habs.

Murray admits to trying to shop Emery around, but there was no market at all for him, not surprising when you look at what Brian Burke had to do to keep his word with Bryzgalov.

Apparently though, Emery has changed his tune lately, even though he’s been missing practices, getting into scraps when he does show up at practice, and if he can’t find a willing opponent, well he’s just been breaking sticks over the end boards. When he was asked if he had asked for a trade recently, Emery replied, “No, I didn’t ask to be traded at the end of December.” Pretty specific with dates there… we should get Emery on that Fox show, The Moment of Truth. Then we might get some answers.


New Oilers Owner?


It appears as thought the Edmonton Oilers are finally going to be owned by a single owner, according to TSN, rather than the investor’s group that saved the franchise from bankruptcy.

Daryl Katz, who has put forth about 62 offers for the team now (give or take a few,) appears to have enough support to buy the team. Katz, a pharmacy billionaire, bumped up his latest offer to $200 million dollars for the Blue and Copper.

I think this is a good thing for the Oil. You can now have a more stable owner, not that the group wasn’t stable, but at least now it would be in one person’s hands. And this Katz fellow, who is a native Edmontonian, is obviously passionate about owning the team, since his first offer rang in at about $145 million, but he was willing to keep pressing to the tune of $55 million more.

Katz, who actually owns the Rexall brand, and has exclusive rights to the naming of the Oilers current arena, has also mentioned something about putting up the cash to build a brand new arena in Edmonton. I think this good for the city too, if this guy is just gonna build a new freakin’ arena, out of his own pocket… I say, screw it, sell him the team, let him build the new arena, vote him in as mayor, and then people might consider Edmonton to actually be a decent city….er, I mean… actually yeah I meant that!!

P.S. Ever notice how much this Katz guy looks like Rob Schneider??



Selanne has signed with the Ducks


I have two things to say about this Teemu…

a) Where do you find that wicked helmet? Salvation Army?

b) You are effin’ rude… apparently you didn’t take the time to read this.

Yeah, you just had a daughter, great. You were trying to figure out if you had the passion to continue playing, BS. Your selfish, you want another cup, you just don’t want to go through the grind of a season. Hell, if I only ever did half the work, do you know how many accolades I could have gathered by now? I don’t know either, but a lot more than what I have!