I don’t know much about Marty York, except that there was a Marty York who used to be something of an expert on the CFL. I remember that because he was wrong about pretty much everything while being introduced as an insider (it was kind of funny, kind of like Alex Haig’s “I’m in charge here.”)
Anyway, York now writes for something called Metronews which I’ve never seen but based on the name am prepared to state comes from Toronto.
In today’s pdf file edition, which is available through Spector’s, he mentions the Oilers and Foppa. To quote Spector: Marty York reports the Edmonton Oilers, apparently desperate for an “established scorer”, have “increased their offer” to UFA forward Peter Forsberg.
There’s maybe 1 player on planet earth not currently under contract to an NHL team who could drag the current Oilers roster into the playoffs next spring.
Peter Forsberg is one of them.