Originally written on Lowetide  |  Last updated 10/7/11
Even the best laid plans can fail miserably, and that appears to be the case in regard to the new Katz arena. Months and months of months and months have left the city, Katz, the province and fans about equal to the cars and trucks on this bridge. The Oilers are not promised to Edmonton and Edmonton is not promised to the Oilers. There's a pile of money, a mountain of rhetoric and now a deadline (perfectly timed, btw). The sports news cycle is a cruel thing. In the same 24 hour window that gave us Katz value as 2.8 billion (pinky finger to lips and draw out the "billion") we also see poor old mayor Steve heading to NYC for a severe lashing. He and his expert will drop by Manhattan for shopping, a show and a friendly little "what we have here is a failure to communicate" chat. I've been reading various opinions on the arena issue and can say that everyone seems to have a strong opinion. I like strong opinions, it's a good thing to have the courage of your convictions. I believe some ...
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