***** Illegal Curve is no longer posting at this address. Visit us at our new location http://www.illegalcurve.com

Friday, July 11, 2008

Burke thinks Oilers were tampering

From Eric Stephens of the L.A. Times:

In the radio interview, Lowe said, "What I really want to say about [Burke's] bickering about parity and the salary cap is if you're unhappy about them, then trade [Perry] our way. We'll be glad to have him."

Burke has asked the NHL to look into whether Lowe's comments about Perry constitute tampering and wants the league to investigate his successful pursuit of Niedermayer in August 2005.

"If they conclude there's no tampering, you'll not hear another word from us," Burke said today.

Any action taken against the Oilers isn't likely. Bill Daly, the league's No. 2 official, said there is no current investigation into Burke's charge of "tampering" or the circumstances surrounding the Niedermayer signing.

Read the entire article here.

I think it is pretty safe to say that Kevin Lowe wasn't tampering in this instance. I'm sure the league will diffuse the situation and ask both sides to, once and for all, stop their back-and-forth.

Ballhype: hype it up!

No comments: