Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kevin Lowe, Trying to Piss Off More People

Lowe seems hell bent on making a big signing.
Darryl Dyck/Edmonton Sun

Oilers GM Kevin Lowe is at it again. After failing to sign RFA Thomas Vanek a few weeks ago, he's made another offer to a RFA. This time, it's Anaheim's Dustin Penner. Chances are, that's bound to piss off a few people around the NHL, just like it did last time.

In case anyone needs a reminder, what Lowe is doing is perfectly within the rules of the CBA. It may be against some moronic unwritten rule in a few front offices, but there's nothing in the books against it. It's running up the score late in a game. There's no rule against it, but you're probably going to get someone's panties in a wad along the way.

TSN is reporting that the deal being offered to Penner is for 5 years at $21.25 million. The Ducks have a week to match the offer, and if they do, it'll be interesting to see who Lowe's next target is. By making a run at Penner, it's clear that Lowe has every intention of making a serious play in the RFA market.


  1. The best part is that somehow this will be the Rangers fault. Yes I am a Rangers fan. Lowe might have to show up to work with the words Fire Me carved into his forehead since it seems like that's really what he wants. Penner is not good enough to give up this much.

  2. Yes... It's all the Rangers fault! *rubs hands together ominously* MWUAHAHAHAHA!