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Oilers, restaurant come to 'agreement'

NADIA MOHARIB, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 2:40 PM ET

Outspoken and outraged just one day earlier, the general manager of an upscale restaurant did a spin-o-rama yesterday in his position on a dispute with Edmonton Oilers' players.

The disagreement unfolded New Year's Eve when a large group of players went to Osteria de Medici in Kensington and, according to restaurant GM Maurizio Terrigno, paid just $12,381.45 for a tab which was $16,796.39 before tip.

The GM said the group of nearly 50 people, which tallied up half the bill on booze ranging from shots of tequila to bottles of pricey wine and champagne, wanted a break on the tab.

He said they became so threatening while demanding a 50% discount on the night out, at one point, he even considered calling police.

Terrigno would not elaborate on any developments in the disagreement yesterday, except to confirm some sort of agreement with team members.

He repeatedly, however, deferred to the team for any details.

"I have come to an agreement with the Edmonton Oilers," he said. "I am very ecstatic with the agreement."

Oilers spokesman Allan Watt had earlier said the players had a pre-arranged meal and menu that evening.

While the gloves were off a day earlier, yesterday, both sides seemed to have left the ice.

Watt, in San Jose for a game last night, would not confirm or deny the agreement.


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