“To the people of Edmonton, Northern Alberta and Oilers fans everywhere, I owe you an explanation. I was upset when certain confidential information was leaked and by comments that I thought were unfair and called my integrity into question. I reacted by trying to send a message to City leaders that they should not take my support for a new arena for granted. In doing so, I took for granted your support and your love for the Oilers. That was wrong, and I apologize.”
- Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz, who took out a newspaper ad to apologize to Oilers fans for his trip to Seattle that was perceived as a threat of relocation should no arena deal be struck.