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Top 10 best Katz quotes of the day

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, Last Updated: 8:31 AM ET

Daryl Katz produced the most listened to media conference in Edmonton this year. Stealing from David Letterman's wildly popular Top Ten concept, here are Katz's best quotes from his 40-minute question and answer session.

10. "Every member of the EIG has a special place in Edmonton's history."

9. "I have a lot of favourite Oilers. It would be tough to choose between friends."

- Katz is friends with ex-Oilers like Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Kevin Lowe, Craig MacTavish, etc.

8. "Every GM and coach knows there is no such thing as a job for life. At the same time, Oilers' management is extremely dedicated and talented."

7. "Suffice to say, there are various ways to finance real estate."

- Katz responding to questions about how a new arena would be financed after his $100 million initial pledge is used.

6. "I could be classified as a strategic buyer of this asset. We do see a large opportunity to connect Rexall and our pharmacy brands with the Edmonton Oilers and hockey in general."

5. "Number one, I am a fan. I am one of those who is old enough to have gone through the five Stanley Cups. The boys on the bus were a big part of my life. And I lived and died by the Oilers for a lot of those years. So, from my point of view, this couldn't be better."

4. "The Oilers already have a great tradition and Edmonton is a great city for young families. It is about making Edmonton a place where great players want to play and they want to stay."

3. "Life is short enough as it is."

- Katz responding to when he would like to see a new rink built.

2. "Clearly, it concerns my wife."

- Katz is explaining how much his wife is worried about his rise in profile in the city.

1. "What I would like to see is more Stanley Cups. That is

why you get into this business."


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