Oilers blog: City of Edmonton shouldn't give in to Daryl Katz's bluff

News of Daryl Katz, Patrick LaForge, Kevin Lowe and others from the Edmonton Oilers leadership group visting Seattle for meetings has caused some cause of concern for Edmonton Oilers fans.

The Oilers' ownership is looking for an arena deal and they have less than 24 months remaining on their lease at Rexall Place.

In a statement, the Katz Group announced they are "listening to proposals from a number of potential NHL markets for some time," and that "should come as no surprise."

With Seattle threatening to take the Oilers from Edmonton, Derek Zona of SB Nation's Edmonton Oilers blog, The Copper & Blue, opines the city needs to avoid giving into Katz's demands.

It comes down to this - only the most frightened people will believe this bluff. Only the biggest shrinking violets in Edmonton will believe that giving in is the best strategy in these negotiations. Only the naive and very young would hand over more (more than the $400 million already guaranteed) to Daryl Katz.

Talk more about the Edmonton rumors with Oiler fans at The Copper & Blue.

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