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10-09-2003, 10:03 AM
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yeah the article in the journal today really makes ya think.... the idea of it (for those who didnt read it) was that the reason lowe gave comrie so much money in the first few seasons was mostly a show of faith it to kind of "garantee" that comrie would stick with the club for the long term.... but now as soon as comrie has the chance he turns his back on his hometown and his hockey team.... the more and more i think about this situation the more and more sickened i become with comrie's attitude, demeanor, actions and basically comrie in general.... ill be happy when hes gone (as long as we get somethng good in return), and if we cant get something too great... let him sit till hes 30 and becomes an UFA.... that would teach him, and i for one would be completely behind it

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yeah the article in the journal today really makes ya think.... the idea of it (for those who didnt read it) was that the reason lowe gave comrie so much money in the first few seasons was mostly a show of faith it to kind of "garantee" that comrie would stick with the club for the long term.... but now as soon as comrie has the chance he turns his back on his hometown and his hockey team.... the more and more i think about this situation the more and more sickened i become with comrie's attitude, demeanor, actions and basically comrie in general.... ill be happy when hes gone (as long as we get somethng good in return), and if we cant get something too great... let him sit till hes 30 and becomes an UFA.... that would teach him, and i for one would be completely behind it
Here's the link.

http://www.canada.com/edmonton/sport...2-B92F55A10EE5

- some tidbits -

"Mike Comrie was an investment and that makes this dispute as much about the money as anything else."
.........

"It was a scenario that for the Oilers included a drastic reduction in the amount of money Comrie would be paid in his second contract."
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"They knew it when they tried to negotiate a contract extension last spring and couldn't even get Lowe's attention, much less more money from him. It was then that they first demanded a trade, a petulant move intended to prod Lowe into taking them seriously."
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"The intent of the confidentiality agreement, which Comrie requested, seems to be to muddy the big picture so the villain is indistinguishable from the hero and the fans are at least divided on the topic of his motives, if not uniformly behind him."
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"The attempt by Comrie's camp to force the issue with Wednesday's public declaration that the two sides have "irreconcilable" differences smacked of desperation and isn't about to provoke immediate action from the Oilers."
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"As far as we know, Lowe is going to sit on his asset. Comrie will have to do the same thing, give or take a couple of letters."

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10-09-2003, 10:59 AM
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Here's the link.

http://www.canada.com/edmonton/sport...2-B92F55A10EE5

- some tidbits -

"Mike Comrie was an investment and that makes this dispute as much about the money as anything else."
.........

"It was a scenario that for the Oilers included a drastic reduction in the amount of money Comrie would be paid in his second contract."
.........

"They knew it when they tried to negotiate a contract extension last spring and couldn't even get Lowe's attention, much less more money from him. It was then that they first demanded a trade, a petulant move intended to prod Lowe into taking them seriously."
.........

"The intent of the confidentiality agreement, which Comrie requested, seems to be to muddy the big picture so the villain is indistinguishable from the hero and the fans are at least divided on the topic of his motives, if not uniformly behind him."
.........

"The attempt by Comrie's camp to force the issue with Wednesday's public declaration that the two sides have "irreconcilable" differences smacked of desperation and isn't about to provoke immediate action from the Oilers."
.........

"As far as we know, Lowe is going to sit on his asset. Comrie will have to do the same thing, give or take a couple of letters."
Does anyone else find this a jarring departure from the Journal's previous articles about the Comrie situation? Earlier articles seemed far more detached and much less speculative, and Matheson was continually maintaining this was all just normal negotiating procedures and even giving out a 60% chance of Comrie signing.

All of a sudden Comrie comes back to Edmonton, and he promptly gets a thorough pistolwhipping from the Journal that sounds like something the Sun would write.

Given that the Journal is rumoured to be rather cozy w/ the Oilers, doesn't the timing of all this seem rather interesting? Or am I just reading too much into this?

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Does anyone else find this a jarring departure from the Journal's previous articles about the Comrie situation? Earlier articles seemed far more detached and much less speculative, and Matheson was continually maintaining this was all just normal negotiating procedures and even giving out a 60% chance of Comrie signing.

All of a sudden Comrie comes back to Edmonton, and he promptly gets a thorough pistolwhipping from the Journal that sounds like something the Sun would write.

Given that the Journal is rumoured to be rather cozy w/ the Oilers, doesn't the timing of all this seem rather interesting? Or am I just reading too much into this?
Reading too much into this??? That's a completely rational leap, when all you've been fed is a bunch of nothing, with some half truths, spins, innuendos and a lot of speculation thrown in. Your brain knows that there has to be more to it, so it keeps looking.

Logic says that there is more to this whole "Comrie yarn".
Time will tell us something, but we may never learn the "true" story.

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