Fire up the furnace

By , September 8, 2009 9:41 am

See, no underwear lines. Thongs rule!

Let’s see if I can recap the weekend in grand fashion as Racki would.  It was a long weekend up here in Canada and I believe our neighbors to the south enjoyed the same.  You know it’s the Labor Day weekend when you seriously consider turning on the furnace again in preparation for another long cold winter.  My Eskimos added to the chilly feeling as well, being drubbed by their rivals to the South in Calgary.  And in hockey news we have the following tidbits.


 Jim Balsillie has upped his offer regarding the purchase of the Coyotes by $40 million to compensate the city of Glendale essentially to break the lease with the arena.  I’m sure the creditors would appreciate a whole lot more still, but he’s certainly separated himself from the other potential buyers.  He’s also hinting at playing a partial season in the arena which doesn’t mean a great deal as the Coyote training camp kicks off on Saturday and their first pre season game is scheduled for Sept. 15.  There is still no court ruling on whether Balsillie is allowed to participate in the auction and the NHL hasn’t voted on whether or not to accept Ice Edge as owners, so is it really an auction if only one party is invited?

Ice Edge holdings has pulled out of the auction making this a 2 horse race. The auction is scheduled to occur tomorrow. There may be more suprises between now and then, so I’ll try to keep this up to date.

 The Oilers Rookie Camp has kicked off yesterday and the local freebie Metro had a little write up in the paper today talking mostly about Eberle, but also stating that Alex Plante and Burke Gallimore looked good.  We’ll see what pans out over the next few days.

 I also stumbled upon an article about one of our goalies, Olivier Roy, getting a possible invite to the Canadian junior camp.  It was news to me that we had a decent goalie prospect in the pipelines, but I guess he was part of the deal when we shipped out Brodziak. <- Brodziak traded for picks, picks resulted in drafting Roy

No Comrie news that I read or heard about over the weekend.

9 Responses to “Fire up the furnace”

  1. LateNightOilFan says:

    You are sort of right about how we acquired Roy – he wasn’t Minny’s property but we used one of the draft picks acquired in the Brodz trade to select Roy in the entry draft. I read the same article about the Cdn Jr’s, would be great to see him there! I’ve watched him the past 2 seasons whenever Cape Breton plays the Halifax Mooseheads. I had hoped to see him play on Sept 4th in Hfx but he had already left for the Oilers rookie camp. So now I have to wait until Dec. He’s pretty young but he looks very promising.

  2. Trogdor says:

    Ah, I missed that bit. The Oil pulled a Racki in Vegas and gambled on being able to pick him up by trading for some picks. Well, hopefully it turns out well, and best of luck to him on joining the Canadian juniors. It would be a great experience for him.

  3. Steve-O on vaction says:

    I cant seem to log in on this stolen wifi but its good to hear the eskies won. currently on the oregon trail and just got cholera.

  4. Trogdor says:

    You must have cholera if you think the Esks won…

  5. Steve-O on vaction says:

    yeah. misread that

  6. DropIt says:

    :D. Yay stamps!

  7. Racki says:

    I got to watch that embarassing destruction of the Eskies on the plane ride to Vegas.. ohh my lord. You weren’t the only one that got colera. There were a few moments where I thought Whitlock looked like he had his hands amputated. But everyone seemed pretty brutal though.

  8. Racki says:

    P.S. these updates are fantastic for when you go on vacation and don’t get to hear any news other than on the plane when you hear: “OH MY GOD, WE SIGNED COMRIE” …”MIKE Comrie?”… “I think so… wait….. yah, Mike Comrie”… “Sweet, Hillary Duff too?”

  9. neufab94 says:

    I hope to see Eberle play Sat. 12th vs. the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Father son night with my 3 year old. I think this guy is the real deal.

    I like the site Racki.

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