Alberta: Where politics and sports collide.
It wouldn’t be a real catchy provincial slogan, but there is some truth to it.
Back in 2012 Oilers owner Daryl Katz was seen in Seattle when talks with the city of Edmonton about a new arena weren’t going his way. We all know how that ended. The Oilers now play in one of the nicest arenas in the National Hockey League.
Fast-forward five years and Flames ownership is now saying there is no point in pursuing a new arena deal with the city. Talks aren’t going as well as team ownership had hoped.
There has been no imminent threat to move to another city by ownership, but the team has stated that it will work within the confines of the 34-year-old Calgary Saddledome as well as it can, for as long as it can.
Don’t worry Flames fans. There will always be NHL hockey in Calgary.
History will repeat itself in your province.