Yeah, it's too bad some columnists have such a tainted view (or cynical, knowing they'd sell more papers this way) that they can't see the beauty of this whole scenario.
My respect for Lowe has definitely INCREASED, and I want a guy in his position to be tough and shrewd enough to stand up for what's best for the team. And we can probably all agree that Lowe *does* have what's best for the team at the top of his agenda....both now AND the future. And we've all been carping on how Lowe needs to be very careful how he handles this Comrie trade thing, as he's losing a pretty valuable asset and needs to get full value back. So far he's not getting full value back, so Comrie being asked to make up some of that value is *perfect*.
Gotta love it. Plus it takes our mind off the crappy play on the ice of late... <sigh>
I 'm in full agreement. Great move Mr. Lowe. Fat Jones always take the players side. When the Oilers were in their hay-day the teams made money the arenas made money and the players made money. Fat Jones never looks at anything but the players concerns. The NHL needs all 3 areas and the fans to succeed but simpletons like Jones only see the players.
This thing is still pretty split. It seems most of us Oiler fans side with Lowe on this one, but as we've seen, personalities like Jones don't agree with it. Has anyone heard the opinions of anyone else in the hockey world?
Peter Maher, the Flames' play-by-play guy, talked about it tonight on the radio. He seemed to be leaning towards Lowe, and cited the could-be-good-for-small-market-franchises-everywhere thing, but recognized that other people will have different views.