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12-18-2003, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by oilers_guy_eddie
It's a fair question. I wouldn't have minded holding out longer either. Maybe Comrie would be more open-minded about destinations as the trade deadline gets closer... maybe some other team develops an urgent need or decides Comrie would look good in their rebuilding program. Things might have changed. As well, the Oilers could have afforded to add more salary as the trade deadline nears.
I've thought the same, but we should keep in mind the possibility that this soap opera was becoming an increasing distraction for the team, and that having it drag on another couple of months would hurt the team more than help it.

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