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Oilers president Lowe says sorry as Edmonton mocks Tier 1, Tier 2 fan rankings

Wednesday, 04.17.2013 / 12:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Oilers president Lowe says sorry as Edmonton mocks Tier 1, Tier 2 fan rankings

EDMONTON - Kevin Lowe, the Edmonton Oilers president of hockey operations, is apologizing for suggesting there are two types of Oiler fans: those who buy tickets and those who don't.

Lowe, in a short video posted on the team website, said he didn't mean it that way and said "If I offended anyone I apologize."

Lowe said the Oilers appreciate all their fans whether or not they buy tickets to Rexall Place.

Lowe got into hot water with fans Monday for comments he made at a news conference to announce the firing of Steve Tambellini as general manager.

When pushed by reporters on the Oilers woeful record, Lowe said they answer to the fans, adding that there were two types of fans and that they listen to those who buy the tickets.

He seemed to be implying the Oilers listen to those fans because they're handy to talk to because they're in the building, but it didn't come off that way.

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