Originally written October 17, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
Scary moment at the beginning of Monday night's contest between the Edmonton Oilers and the Nashville Predators, as the large oil derrick through which the Oilers' skate at the beginning of every game malfunctioned when one of the cables hoisting it back into the rafters gave way. The derrick looked dangerously close to crashing down on the ice before stopping short, held back, thankfully, by the other supports. Reports are that it's now simply dangling over the home team's bench, which is sort of terrifying. It's apparently not a threat to fall further, however, as the Oilers and Predators went on with the game as scheduled. No video of the near-incident at this time, but as soon as something hits the intertubes, we'll be sure to share it with you. Expect this incident to bolster support for Oilers' owner Daryl Katz's attempts to move the team into a brand new arena. Rexall Place, built in 1974, is one of the oldest buildings in the NHL, and Katz has...
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