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07-06-2013, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheeshta View Post
It's literally demonstrably true in this year's FA period with Horton wanting to move from a rabid hockey town to Columbus (a "non-traditional" market). The difference between our theoretically inhospitable environment and Boston's, or Montreal's, though, is that the Oilers have been a hysterically bad hockey franchise for a very long time, and the people that have made it a bad franchise are still in charge. So yeah, the Oilers will have to overpay for free agents, absolutely. It's a bonus if it's a guy like Ference, too, who wants to play in the atmosphere.

I would think this is the crux of it. The kind of players we would want for the Oilers are the kind of players who want to go to winning teams. It's that simple.

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