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09-16-2012, 10:46 PM
Lux Aurumque*
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Originally Posted by puckhandler View Post
Let's not forget playing in front of Edmonton/ Calgary crowds versus Winnipeg crowds is night and day. As a player would you want to play in an atmosphere as quiet as a morgue or in Winnipeg. no brainer.
Have you ever seen a game in Edmonton? There is no building in the NHL that's as loud as Rexall Place when the Oilers are winning. None that even come close. My ears were honestly ringing for two days after the 9-2 win over the Blackhawks last year. The noise level when the Oilers went to the finals in 2006 was enough to permanently damage your hearing within minutes.

I understand that the Jets 1.0 and the Oilers dynasty had a rivalry, but this is a different Jets franchise, and that dynasty is long dead. The Edmonton bashing on this forum is absolutely ridiculous, especially considering that Winnipeg really is just a smaller version of Edmonton. The cities are almost identical.

Originally Posted by Daddy Longlegs View Post
So then what DO you think he should have been paid?
$2-2.5 million/season at most. That's all he's earned thus far.

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