Oilers History: The mishandling of Jason Arnott
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12-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Oh noes, an illegitimate child! Call the church elders!
Are they really this backwards thinking in Edmonton that a illegitimate child determines a players career. No wonder players are leaving town. lol
yeah, edmonton's a funny town. the other two high profile player scandals of the post-boys on the bus era: comrie and pronger.
but-- and i say this as someone who has never lived there, but this is the sense i get from albertans in the calgary vs. edmonton debate/rivalry-- edmonton is a smaller place. it's a city that wants to operate like a small town, and people talk. that talk, which in places like montreal or vancouver has to blow up to a pretty big point in order to be picked up by the press, seems to part of the everyday conversation that the edmonton media feels a responsibility to reflect. so i don't know if we'd say that the edmonton media is irresponsible and out of line, so much as the city feels a sense of closeness and intimacy with its players that its media tries to simulate.
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