So in today’s Edmonton Journal, Daryl Katz apologies for using the Oilers fans as leverage in his negotiations for a new arena. I think a lot of people saw through his bluff.. but there were definitely a lot of fans and others that felt he was going to move the team if he didn’t get his way.
Well, rest easy naive Oilers fans… the team is going nowhere. Katz admitted that while trying to send a message to City Council that he was being taken for granted, he in fact was taken for granted.
It’s a good apology from a guy who has troubles with public relations. I personally think it takes a big man to admit you are wrong, so I put this behind me. Hopefully the two sides will just get down to negotiating in good faith and make something happen that will work for both sides.
What say you? Do you forgive Katz?