Ok before this turns into a Russian Doll type discussion (whining about whining about whining about whining until something explodes ) let's get back to the point.
Originally Posted by ThirdManIn
Any confirmation? Any specifics of the deal? Are we still going by Poile slipping up and saying that he is re-signed?
It is odd. A deal is leaked by the very source who would know and nothing since. But I don't think Poile "slipped up." If he didn't mean to leak the info, he would have told the reporter that it was an accident and asked the reporter to place that comment off the record and he would have surely obliged, considering Poile's ability to grant interviews to the reporter in the future.
I think you almost have to assume that either a deal is done or substantially done based on those comments from Poile. That we've heard nothing since is likely a combination of the fact that the deal isn't 100% complete and that it's only Cal O'Reilly that we are talking about and not Weber or some other big name player, so investigative work by the media isn't as intense.