EIG to Sell the Edmonton Oilers sign now

The Edmonton Investors Group (EIG) recently stated that the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club was "not-for-sale" in response to repeated efforts by Daryl Katz to purchase the team.

It is well documented that the EIG heroically purchased the Oilers from Peter Pocklington in the late 90s, fending off a bid from Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander, and in doing so prevented Alexander from relocating the team to Houston.

Since that time, EIG has continually used the small market excuse as a reason to keep payroll low, trade star players away rather than pay them market value, and now, lobby for public money to build a new arena to ensure the long-term viability of the franchise.

Daryl Katz, an Edmonton native and self made billionaire has a strong desire to purchase the team. Katz financial position, with a net worth reported to be C$2.07 billion (Canadian Business magazine, 2007), making him the 486th richest person in the world, clearly would be in a much stronger position to build a consistently competitive team. Having stated publicly that he would consistently spend to the salary cap limit, and invest a significant portion of his own funds in construction of a new arena, Katz has the financial clout to compete with the big boys of the NHL.

The time has come, as popular Oilers blogger Lowetide recently wrote; "The EIG have been paid in full in terms of goodwill re: saving the team, send a message to the EIG that the public feels that selling the team to Katz is whats right for Edmonton, sign this petition and spread the word to everyone you know that cares about the Edmonton Oilers.

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 September 201550. Chris V
    sell to katz....!!!!!!!! for the better of the team...
  • 03 September 201549. Thadd C
    Why could the city of Edmonton pay for a new building?
  • 27 August 201548. Scott R
    EIG - thanks for the hard work in keeping the team in Edmonton but it's time to pass on the torch...
  • 12 August 201547. Jesse R
    If the EIG really are interested in what's best for the Oilers and for Edmonton, then they need to swallow their pride and sell.
  • 22 June 201546. Christina D
    I support this petition
  • 12 March 201545. Matthew S
    Sell already you losers!
  • 01 March 201544. Kayla S
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 201443. Poo May
    U R ALL F'ERS, LEAVE THE OILERS, UR ALL LUCKY WE STILL HAVE A TEAM
  • 12 November 201442. Vardaan D
    I support this petition
  • 25 September 201441. Jason J
    loyal to the oil
  • 07 May 201440. Marsha M
    I support this petition
  • 13 April 201439. Ricky H
    offer 200mil Katz, the EIG has a price, you just havent met their reserve yet. Try harder
  • 14 February 201438. Dave S
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 201437. Luke M
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 201336. Caleb W
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 201335. Jordan M
    I support this petition
  • 04 September 201334. Dustin S
    for the better of the team, city & fans
  • 09 August 201333. Ben J
    I support this petition
  • 16 May 201332. Nicole H
    I support this petition
  • 29 April 201331. Joe B
    I support this petition
  • 13 March 201330. Neil P
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 201329. James Delacruz
    give up your toy cal (nichols) you really come off arrogant and anti-union. the players are unionized and aint nothing going to change that.
  • 29 December 201228. Kelly S
    I support this petition
  • 09 April 201227. David S
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 201126. Yanbo W
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 201125. Marsha B
    You no longer have the best interests of this team in mind. Katz is needed to take this team to the next level. It's time to let go!
  • 20 October 201124. Paul Quinn
    SELL!!!!

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Teresa ShawBy:
Justice, rights and public orderIn:
Petition target:
The Edmonton Investors Group

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