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12 July 2007

Souray Sweepstakes: We All Missed the Obvious

For the past two weeks the Sheldon Souray Sweepstakes has intrigued everyone. Speculation has centered mostly around the Kings, Sharks, Ducks, Devils, Rangers, etc. But this stallion (offensively at least) went to a "dark horse" candidate - the Oilers.

One could argue that Souray being an Alberta native, combined with Kevin's Lowe's ability and need to spend big bucks to land a thoroughbred UFA, would have made the Oilers one of the favourites all along. Those issues were probably a factor, but the most important element and main reason why Souray will be doing his skating (and shooting) in Edmonton this year is because he is not living with his wife. Since Angelica Bridges is a Los Angeles based actress, there is currently no Mrs. Souray accompanying him - telling him to choose between her and the City of Edmonton. Where Kevin Lowe failed with Mrs. Pronger and Mrs. Nylander, he never had to worry about with Souray. Although we all should have known this, we never saw it coming.

In fact as an offshoot of the Souray situation, Kevin Lowe may have brilliantly hatched an effective new strategy: target the most talented, maritally non-attached free agents in the NHL. He could further enhance this strategy by turning Edmonton into a singles haven. Don't be surprised if the next contracts he signs are with Hooters or Playboy Enterprises, before resuming his pursuit of elite hockey talent. Let's not underestimate Kevin Lowe again. He's a great competitor, who may have just learned how to turn a liability into an asset.

5 fanatics have replied:

Bitchany said...

Uhm...actually...they're still married and she just popped out baby number 2!

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

Hehe, that's true, Souray was actually seperated from his wife for a few months after the ever-famous "I hit my wife!" rumour nonsense that spewed throughout Montreal 2 years ago.

Alex said...

Bitchany,

You're right about them being married and just having another baby. I had thought that they were divorced and might be reconciling, which is why he considered going to the Kings. I'm virtually certain that they are not living together, and that she is not going to live in Edmonton - especially with an L.A. based acting career. This is really the gist of the blog.

I corrected the marrital inaccuracies, and I hope that I didn't offend anyone. Although there was plenty of truth to the first two paragraphs, this blog was mostly meant in jest, particulary the last paragraph.

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

Haha, very nice article Alex.

And it's actually true!

Bitchany said...

Man, I wasn't very friendly in that comment...I guess living true to my name...sorry............:(

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