Not quite ready to publish the latest comic, but its breaking news, so I’ll post it as it is.
Comrie has signed a 1 year contract with the Oil. Haven’t dug up the financial details just yet, but Comrie is set to speak with the press at 2:30 PM so I’ll update the post afterwards.
Details are coming in. Looks like he has signed for $1.25 million for the year.
Excerpt from Journal article.
“His agent Ritch Winter said he was talking to three other teams seriously about signing Comrie, who turns 29 on Saturday. Two, he said, “were slam-dunk playoff teams.” The Oilers certainly aren’t; they’ve missed the playoffs three straight years but Comrie felt coming back to where it all started was best for him.”
So it sounds like he genuinely wanted to come home. That’s refreshing. Nice to hear that after the Heatly debacle. Maybe Comrie will get a bonus if his signing leads to more quality players showing an interest in the Oil.
So, what does this mean for the Oilers?
I’d make this a poll, but I don’t think I have that kind of posting power.
- Trades will occur to fill in some of our other needs (size/PK/faceoffs/etc).
- We’ll be rolling 3 scoring lines and attempt to outgun our opponents.
- Schremp won’t get a lick of ice time from the big club.
- We’ll be down 15 players when the filming of The Hobbit starts.
- All of the above.
I’ll add more updates as they become available.