On Monday we profiled five questions surrounding the Edmonton Oilers' need for a new arena, their owner Daryl Katz, his trip to Seattle, and subsequent full-page ads taken out in two local newspapers to apologize to fans.
We asked you: should Oilers fans forgive or forget?
As of 7 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. ET the question garnered 1,079 responses, and we have the results of that totally unscientific poll, plus some of the best comments:
3. Forgive and forget: 12.42 per cent of the vote
Some voters accepted the apology and would welcome Daryl Katz into their home with a warm hug and a warm meal:
canadaawakening: "Let's forgive this man. He has been out to Sea (ttle) already. This man has done much good for the city, and is a true Oiler's fan. Time to move on, and not stay stuck in the past. Onward, forward and upward!"
2. Neither forgive nor forget: 38.92 percent of the vote
Other voters prefer to give the cold shoulder to the Oilers owner:
JohnHancock: "Can't believe I'm saying this, but Katz almost makes me nostalgic for Pocklington..."
1. Forgive, but not forget: 48.66 percent of the vote
The majority are willing to let bygones be bygones, and a ready to cheer for the Oilers again...with one wary eye toward the owner's box:
Deep1977: "Instead of going to Seattle, Katz should've gone to Ottawa. In Ottawa he'll see how an arena-and the road to the arena-can be built with private money."