So the Flames had the STH's come down for the lunch/dinner thang, and something came out that we thought was pretty funny.
Ken King said that the Flames would almost everything it took to win, but they would not bury a ton of money (we believe the number thrown out was $8 million) in the minors.
Jay Feaster said that it made him sick to see how the Oilers were building their team by drafting first overall year after year.
Get that? The Flames are committed to winning, so long as it doesn't include spending money they aren't forced to through the CBA, and so long as it doesn't include building through the draft.
The other thing that was a little silly is that Dumb & Dumber put out the story that they offered Brad Richards more money than was reported. This is what we call bullshit. Why would the organization tell the media that they offered $65 over 9 if in fact they had offered $70, or $75 million? The main reason we thought the contract offer was a marketing ploy was that it was too cheap, that they offered essentially $500,000 more a year than the Rangers did. It looks like the organization is trying to inoculate itself, after the fact, from this charge. Who knows, but this whole 'Well, we actually offered him more money than was reported' thang doesn't ring true to us.
Besides, even if it is true, why the hell are they coming out and telling people that? It makes the organization look worse, not better. It makes the organization look like the Oilers, to be honest. And Feaster is the guy telling the STH's that running a team the way the Oilers do 'makes him sick'.
Furthermore, I think Ken King should be fired.