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SOURCE SAYS OILERS PARTIES SQUABBLING OVER EXPANSION MONEY

          A "three-way scrap over who should pocket" the NHL
     Oilers' "slice of NHL expansion pie has become the main
     stumbling block in hammering out a sale," a "key" source
     tells Bernard Pilon of the EDMONTON SUN.  Existing Oilers
     Owner Peter Pocklington feels the $12.3M expansion payout is
     his "because he voted to let the league expand."  But
     Alberta Treasury Branches, which is now effectively running
     the team, feels it should get the money.  And potential
     local Oilers buyers want the money "because they'll be
     running things once cheques are issued."  NHL Commissioner
     Gary Bettman offered to split the payout between the groups,
     but no agreement has been reached (EDMONTON SUN, 2/2).

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