I don't know if this means anything at all but he sure had a fan friendly comment on Sportsnet this morning. I'm paraphrasing here but Comrie said:
"Edmonton will always be my home. I have many friends here and my family is here as well. I read the papers and watch TV too, so I hope the fans understand that I'm not saying anything because of an agreement between myself and the Oilers. Nothing more."
It came across as very positive and he seemed hopefull to be in Edmonton. I hope thats the case, but maybe its just my wishfull thinking.
I think Winter is saying stuff like the two sides are too far apart as a ploy to get some leverage and nothing more. Any thoughts?
"My whole life, all I've ever wanted to do was play hockey and it's the same right now."
Comrie says he's acutely aware of growing public unrest with no end to the stalemate in sight.
"I'm human," he said. "Reading the papers, watching TV, you turn it on. I still live my life. I love Edmonton and the people have been great.
"I don't really read too much into it. Like I said, I do open the papers and turn on the TV, but, from my standpoint, I hope people realize that I'm keeping quiet because I've agreed to be quiet. Not for any other reason."
I still think it sounds positive but Brownlee has a pretty negative spin on things. Hopefully he's just defending the position he's taken from the start.
also means there's not much interest from other teams for a centre who's 5 ft nothing and weights a buck and a half.all i want is to see him man-up and explain why he's not interested in playing here. the usaul response from players is "its not about the money" if thats the case mikey just what is it all about.