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From the Branches: The Edmonton Oilers are the greediest NHL team

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Forget about the Sabres charging for development camp scrimmages, atleast they let you see the game.

Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers
The bowl where hockey is played in Rogers Place. The Oilers want you to pay to not see this.
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Wow. Just. Wow.

Read this.

Here it is outside the tweet:

That's right. The Edmonton Oilers want their fans to pay $80 to get access to the CONCOURSE OF THE ARENA.

No view of the ice.

No access to a seat.

$80 to watch the game on TV and pay arena prices for beer and snacks and food while standing the entire time.

People get crazy at playoff time so these will sellout. The in arena atmosphere is fantastic to be a part of, but you have to be in the seating bowl to get the full effect.

You know what the worst part of this is? Adding more people to the concourse just makes the trek out to get food or drinks or use the bathroom even worse for the people who paid hundreds or thousands of dollars for seats in the bowl.

The lines at games are already way too long, you can end up spending most of intermission in a line and miss a goal when the period resumes. Add in another couple hundred people?

Add to this that they probably aren't organizing any viewing parties:

It is horse shit because the Maple Leafs are having FREE viewing parties for every game.

Way to go Oilers. Way to make the Buffalo Sabres look reasonable.

Here are your morning links.

Last Word on Sports looks at the Leas/Caps playoff history

Vintage Leafs Memories says it was worth the wait for the playoffs.

Japers Rink has the playoff narratives for the Capitals.

Five For Howling thinks the Coyotes are a better version of the Leafs.
[points at the standings, and Auston Matthews, and William Nylander, and Mitchell Marner who wasn’t sent back to junior this year]

Down Goes Brown ranks the best teams to bandwagon.

Defending Big D [giggles] wonders if Ruff was the reason for the bad season?

In other fired coach news, Arctic Ice Hockey doesn’t want Darryl Sutter for the Jets*

Boys on the Bus compares Connor McDavid to other 20 year olds.

That’s it, enjoy the final day before the Maple Leafs begin their trek to the Stanley Cup.