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-How long will it be before the Edmonton Oilers are in another financial mess? The question came to mind as soon as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman started to boast about the certain increase in salary-cap levels next season. Right now, GM Kevin Lowe has a few extra bucks on hand if the right deal comes along, but Edmonton is still limited by its ability to spend big bucks. If the cap limit climbs every year, I suspect the Oilers will be up against it soon.- via the Edmonton Sun -Giants supremo Ed Courtenay has called on the Elite League to take strong action against Nottingham Panthers coach Mike Blaisdell. In the third period of last night's game, Blaisdell and the Giants' former NHL superstar Theo Fleury were involved in a heated verbal exchange. Courtenay blasted: "What Mike Blaisdell said to Theo Fleury was a disgrace. Something should be done. It should be brought to the League's attention. "I'm not going to repeat what he said but he should be reprimanded for it and something should be done. The linesman was right there and he heard it. I'm asking the League to look into the situation."- via Sunday Life (UK) -There is a lot of interest in Wild goaltenders Dwayne Roloson and Manny Fernandez, NHL scouts say, and it wouldn't be surprising if one were traded before long for offensive help.- via the Pioneer Press

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