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Wanye
April 24 2009 10:22AM

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Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. This is day 2 of a 3 day bender so you will have to excuse us if we are a little less coherent than usual. Not that it will stop us from writing an article today though. We got a hilarious email  from a buddy who was at the airport this morning, saw an Oiler in line and watched the hordes of travellers basically melt. It got us thinking of stories we have heard from people who have seen the city turn to mayhem when the Oilers get spotted doing something as glamorous as getting gas.

Here are two tales.

Sheldon Souray at the Airport – by AH

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“I am at the airport this morning  flying to New York - so I am standing in line for international customs. There is this gigantic lineup to go through and all of a sudden I can hear people gasping in shock behind me. Not a few people Wanye, like half a dozen or so going “GASP!” I look back and there is Sheldon Souray patiently standing at the back of the line minding his own business and trying to pretend as though a fifth of the line isn’t talking about him. As more and more people started to turn around and stare, the whispering started getting louder and louder and it was only a matter of time before he started fending off marriage proposals.

Security took one look at the situation and came and plucked #44 out of line and whisked him to the front like he was an international diplomat. Souray looked very sheepish about the entire thing and had looked ready to stand in line with the rest of us. As he walked by everyone in line you just saw every woman’s mouth fall open and every man’s dormant homosexuality activate.

Thought I would share this with you Wanye. It was hilarious”

Shawn Horcoff at Home Depot – by MSG

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If we were going to tell hilarious “Oilers treated like royalty” stories, we had to phone our boy MSG and interview him about the time he saw Shawn Horcoff at Home Depot.

*Wanye dials MSG at 8:08 AM* MSG: Hello? Wanye: MSG, tell me about the time you saw Horcoff getting the royal treatment at Home Deeps. MSG: Why? Wanye: You know dang why MSG. This is going on the Nation. MSG: It is? Man, I don’t know why people would want to read about that story. Wanye: You just leave that to your ol’ pal Wanye. MSG: It’s getting weird – you calling yourself Wanye all the time now. And your articles – this isn’t even about anything. Wanye: Are you going to tell me the story or what? MSG: Consider it your birthday present.

“This one time I was standing in line at customer service at Home Depot. It was in the middle of the summer last year and the Deeps was packed. All of a sudden this kid working at the Depot – he couldn’t have been more than about 17 – literally runs up to the front of the line and breathlessly tells the girl working behind the counter “I need someone to help a customer in plumbing NOW!” The 18 year old girl working at the front just kind of looks at the kid and at the long line as if to say “well, it seems I have a bit of a line in front of me don’t you think?”

“Tell plumbing it’s for SHAWN HORCOFF!” the kid pleaded as though the Oilers making the playoffs relied on Horcoff getting a 87 cent plumbing screw in the middle of July.” No sooner had the words “SHAWN HORCOFF” left the kids mouth than the entire line turned around mouths hanging open. Sure enough, there was Horcoff standing at the back of the line carrying a big basket of assorted pipe and plumbing crap, looking extraordinarily uneasy with all the attention. You could tell he was fixing a toilet or something himself and had just walked up to an employee in the Deeps and asked someone to find something for him. Then Home Depot basically shut down for him to get whatever he needed. It was hilarious how excited everyone got.”

Summary

Yep, if there is one thing we love it is the concept of an all you can eat donair buffet called “Dustin’s.” If there is another thing we love it is stories of people falling all over themselves when they run into Oilers in the community. If this cartoon hadn't taken about an hour to put togther we would tell the tale of the time Todd Marchant was ready to kill us at Japanese Village because we kept getting busted staring at him.

Hey, we were 19 and he was Todd Marchant. You'd stare too.

Any hilarious tales?

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#51 sittingatmydesk
April 24 2009, 01:31PM
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@ JB: hahaah, so funny, made my day, thanks

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#52 Phil
April 24 2009, 01:34PM
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@ RossCreek:

IIRC, YES.

haha

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#53 I'm a Scientist!
April 24 2009, 01:36PM
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Saw Raffi Torres at the tattoo parlor. I don't know if he was getting work done, or if it was the sea donkey he was with. I was really quite disappointed with the caliber of girl he had on his arm. I will assume it was his sister.

Also, like the beer commercial, we all know some girl that has hooked up with an NHL'er... A friend of a friend gave *someone* - edited by WG a massage below the belt in Iron Horse. And a friend of my girlfriends slept with Comrie...true story, i guess even the little guys need love.

(edited with respect for one player by WG.)

Saw Kevin Lowe at Starbucks the other day... he got a Vanilla Latte...non fat, with shot of the cinnamon dolce flavor added to it. Interesting choice. He spent the entire time in the coffee shop on his blackberry.

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#54 Bails14
April 24 2009, 01:39PM
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Had to make an account to tell this one....

So its Canada Day weekend last year and I'm in Sylvan Lake (not actually in the lake) with a couple friends. One night its just me and a bud doing the troll around for drunk chicks when we run into another buddies hot older sister. She asks us if we want to tag along to a house party and we do. We get there with no booze and we don't know anyone else there. So we're looking like the awkward guys until my buddy picks up a guitar and plays some songs. Next thing you know, its good times. We're getting beers and tequila tossed at us but the best part was Joffery Lupul coming from upstairs with another guitar and we all start singing "tribute" by Tenacious D!

Turns out it was HIS house in Sylvan and he was upstairs railing some broad when he heard us playing.

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#55 Archaeologuy
April 24 2009, 01:39PM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

And a friend of my girlfriends slept with Comrie…true story, i guess even the little guys need love.

The real question here is, "who DOESNT know someone who slept with Comrie?" Little dude got around. He didnt have a contract beef with Lowe, he just ran out of women.

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#56 oilersmah
April 24 2009, 01:40PM
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a few friends and i were at west edm mall and waiting in line to pay for some clothes. And my buddy was asking for a trade in our fantasy hockey league. somehow the deal worked in datysuk and hemsky. but the whole time we're standing in line, my friend is talking about how hemsky is horrible , and we should trade him and we need a better top line player. the whole time hemsky is standing right behind him , has a nice smirk on his face, but keeps his mouth shut. he played the redwings later that day and had 4 points

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#57 Dennis
April 24 2009, 01:40PM
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There's something about Mironov chain-smoking and playing the slots that, seems, well, fitting.

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#58 RossCreek
April 24 2009, 01:40PM
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We're at the bar in Fort Saskatchewan one summer and my buddy has an Expos hat on. Lupul happens to see him and asks him if he'll trade him hats. "I'll even autograph mine for you" he says. My buddy's response: "No thanks" and walks away. Lupul's left feeling dejected. Pretty sure he was still with the Ducks then.

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#59 SOUBY
April 24 2009, 01:43PM
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Years ago a buddy of mine was partying in a Calgary bar when this guy bumps into him. The guy drops his drink and says to my buddy, "Hey you spilled my Drink!" My buddy turns to tell the guy it was his own fault, then he realizes it is Theo Fleury.

There are not many guys my buddy is taller than, but Fleury is one of them. My buddy is a Power Lifter so he has a huge size advantage as well. He says to Fleury, "You bumped into me man", and no sooner did he say it did a huge hand fall onto his shoulder. He looked way up and this guy asked if there was a problem. It was Rocky Thompson, huge crazy hair and all.

My buddy thinks he is going to have to scrap Rocky, but instead Rocky sends Theo back to thier table, apologizes to my friend and then invites him to join them. He drank with them the rest of the night, and he said that Rocky was a heck of nice guy......but that Theo was a "Dick".

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#60 oilersmah
April 24 2009, 01:44PM
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my favorite story involves dion phaneuf. we're at cowboys, and we're with a bunch of girls and a couple flames walk in, there's iginla, regher and dion phaneuf. so dion pulls one of my better looking girl friends aside and starts talking to her, and she askes, ' so what do you do ?' he looks at her like she was mentally handicapped, and said ' i'm dion phaneuf?' she replies, ' and that is?' he gets so outraged and screams ' i'm MOTHER F*CKING DION PHANEUF' she just looks at him and leaves.

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#61 RossCreek
April 24 2009, 01:45PM
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Got another friend who nailed Tom Poti. She thought he was... wait for it... CUTE. No word on if he had an allergic reaction though.

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#62 Archaeologuy
April 24 2009, 01:48PM
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@ oilersmah: He was probably wondering why that line worked on Elisha Cuthbert and not random bar chick.

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#63 freeze
April 24 2009, 01:53PM
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awesome thread.

someone page Brownlee to get over here.

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#64 RossCreek
April 24 2009, 01:57PM
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@ freeze: I'd suspect that niether Brownlee nor Gregor will be posting here. I'm sure they've both got some incredible stories (especially Robin given his, how shall we put this, experience ;-) )

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#65 The Towel Boy
April 24 2009, 02:03PM
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It just took me like 2 hours to catch up with all the comments in this thread (I'm a slow reader and I distract easi....hey look, snow!)

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#66 BM
April 24 2009, 02:14PM
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Some of my favorite oiler sightings are from when I worked at the Paddock at Northlands back in the day:

- the time (most of) the penguins team came over to do some betting on an afternoon before a game vs. the oil. They didn't win much, but man, I don't know how they played a game that evening considering how much they drank and smoked all afternoon...

- Fuhr helping some dude who's car had stalled by the agricom. Fuhr was looking under the hood and giving the guy directions.

- about 2 weeks before he was to be married, Gretz came in with Janet, Craig Simpson and some others for a nice dinner and some betting one evening. We had been told ahead of time that 99 would be coming and that under no circumstances were we to ask for an autograph or even acknowledge who he was by name. He ends up sitting in my row of tables(!) and it's just killing me not to be able to even really acknowledge him. A very genuinely nice person though, the wife (or soon to be, at that time) as well. The boss had to have a draw to see who would get to keep 99's visa slip since everyone on staff that night wanted it. I can say this though - the man is a VERY generous tipper!

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#67 Bruthah
April 24 2009, 02:19PM
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Phil wrote:

*no homo*

Is there any O&A fan in the house?

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#68 sittingatmydesk
April 24 2009, 02:24PM
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man i got nothing, just 2 authographs from greztky.. nothing funny though..

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#69 Stook
April 24 2009, 02:25PM
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A friend of mine returned from Las Vegas last weekend. While he was down there he went to a lounge in the Bellagio to watch the flamers play. There were several hockey fans around watching the games that were on including several setting up to watch the flamers.

It was the same day Tambellini announced the parting of ways with the coach. To my buddy's surprise he saw MacT and KLowe watching the games and drinking beers together.

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#70 Rusty Shackleford
April 24 2009, 02:47PM
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@ oilersmah: I got a call one afternoon from one of my friends that said "Do you know who Dion Phaneuf is?"... I confirmed that indeed I did. She was surprised, and continued with something along the lines of: "I was hit on last night by some guy that said he played in the NHL. He wanted to take me out for drinks, but I said no." She had no clue who he was but he said he's Dion Phaneuf. That was followed by "he was pretty ugly". Made me laugh considering who he's shacking up with now.

Another buddy had a funny run-in with Eric Brewer. He was working at Sears in the Electronics department when he noticed Brewer looking at digital cameras. My buddy chose not to help him (as Brewer was well-loved right before the trade), and eventually Brewer came up asking for help. My buddy got him the camera, and when he was going to pay for it, Big Brew busts out the gold Visa. When handing the Visa, Brewer expected some sort of recognition for who he was. For no good reason, my buddy asks for picture ID because he paid with a credit card. Brewer shows him the ID and my buddy holds it up besides the card, and takes a good long stare at both (looking at Brewer in the eyes when looking at the ID picture). He rings everything through and hands the bag over without even saying a word. Brewer looked floored that he wasn't the biggest thing in Sears. (What kind of millionaire buys a digital cam from Sears? jeez) At first I didn't believe him, but he showed a copy of the receipt (which to my dismay did not include the full credit card #)

My favorite run-in was at Cowboys, when I bumped into Georges (big suprise I know). Being extremely hammered and mad about an Oilers loss that night, I gave Georges a pretty dirty look. Throughout the night, he was lounging in a corner (with his own bouncer making sure only ladies got through to Georges) and must have remembered the look. All night long, anytime I saw him, he instantly shot back this icy death-stare. I remember thinking to myself all night that I had a not-so-happy looking king of NHL heavyweights wanting to break my face. At first I was please to see that I towered over Georges (I'm 6'7'' - 270), but that was quickly replaced by the fact Georges would have absolutely destroyed me without even breaking a sweat. I should have started something just to have that classic story "Hey... remember when Georges Laraque mashed your face outside of Cowboys?"

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#71 Bob Cob
April 24 2009, 02:56PM
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@ oilersmah: Great story, Dion is a tool. I worked in Red Deer for 2 years with guys that went to high school with him when he was with the Rebel's, the guys said he was dumb as a post and I guess he got bugged alot.

The only story I have was walking right by Chris Osgood and Kris Draper when I was walking home from work in Calgary. The Red Wings were intown to play the Flames.

I did steal a cab from Darren Flutie, Dougs brother when I was in Toronto following a Leafs game.

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#72 Barron
April 24 2009, 02:58PM
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My cousin and I were at REDS a bunch of years ago watching a Metallica tribute band. The place was packed and we could only get to watch the band from the side, leaning on the rail. Two dudes came up and leaned on the rail beside us. I told my cousin they were Poti and Niinima. We had a bunch of brews together. Turns out Poti was allergic to everything. Anyways, Niinima gets told by one bouncer that he should go on stag and get the crowd going some more. He gets up there and talks with the lead singer while the guitar solo was going on, probably telling him who he was. The Niina turns to the crowd and raises his hands to the crowd. Well, the place went nuts, which made the bouncer who was on the other side of the stage and who didn't see any of this, take notice. All he saw was a dude had jumped on stage, and he freaked. He tackled Niina to the floor and Niina folded like a lawn chair. We sat at a table with them for the rest of the night Laughing.

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#73 The Towel Boy
April 24 2009, 03:05PM
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Haha...I just noticed the chick in the "lineup at the airport" cartoon pissed on the floor. I know I would if I saw that Manwich in person.

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#74 Homie
April 24 2009, 03:12PM
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I saw Niinima at the Sidetrack watching an awesome Swedish hardcore band called Raised Fist. Not too many noticed him and it looked like he liked it that way.

Not really hockey related, but I sat across from Anne Hathaway on a flight from Vancouver to LA in November. She was very nice, dressed pretty causual and read People and Us magazine the whole trip. Hotter in real life. I would do terrible, terrible things for one shot.

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#75 Travis Dakin
April 24 2009, 03:21PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

Haha…I just noticed the chick in the “lineup at the airport” cartoon pissed on the floor. I know I would if I saw that Manwich in person.

isn't urine yellow? wait a minute... that's not urine... oh my.

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#76 scorcoff hemmercules
April 24 2009, 03:23PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

lMFAO!!!

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#77 Jodes
April 24 2009, 03:31PM
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Same with Janne and another guy from the Oil (he was 6'7) who's name slips me now at the Days of the New show (remember them? lol) at the Rev (now Starlite?) I was with a buddy of mine (Shorty) who's nearly six foot five, got the big beard, fuzzy hair.. The crowd sees my buddy and they literally part for us with freaked out looks on their faces.

So we're standing close to the bar, I turn around and Janne and this other guy (damn memory) were polite enough and asked to go by, my friend Shorty turns around and wasn't going to let them through, then he looks up, he looks at me and says "holy crap, there's someone bigger then me in here! go right ahead gentlemen.."

They stayed for about 10 minutes and left. Go figure, they didn't walk by us on the way out lol.

But hey, if my friend can scare the crap out of Lemmy from Motorhead (another story lol) I guess he could of handled himself lol..

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#78 Jodes
April 24 2009, 03:33PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

The Towel Boy wrote: Haha…I just noticed the chick in the “lineup at the airport” cartoon pissed on the floor. I know I would if I saw that Manwich in person. isn’t urine yellow? wait a minute… that’s not urine… oh my.

Maybe her name is Carly? Or Cytherea?

If you don't know.. do a search.. you'll be amazed!

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#79 The Towel Boy
April 24 2009, 03:35PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

isn’t urine yellow? wait a minute… that’s not urine… oh my.

Oh dear.

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#80 Word
April 24 2009, 03:36PM
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RBK wrote:

I saw this guy making funny faces at the crying kid who immediately stopped crying and started to giggle. That guy with the funny faces was Ryan Smyth.

That guy with the funny faces was Ryan... he was trying to tie his shoelaces.

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#81 Jack "FMNF" Bauer
April 24 2009, 03:38PM
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"Maybe her name is Carly? Or Cytherea?

If you don’t know.. do a search.. you’ll be amazed!"

Cytherea is just fantastic. She loses it all over some guys shlong 5 or 6 times a vid.

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#82 Jodes
April 24 2009, 03:42PM
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Jack "FMNF" Bauer wrote:

“Maybe her name is Carly? Or Cytherea? If you don’t know.. do a search.. you’ll be amazed!” Cytherea is just fantastic. She loses it all over some guys shlong 5 or 6 times a vid.

True dat..

Flower Tucci is another one.. God bless em!

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#83 Gord
April 24 2009, 03:45PM
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I had many run-ins with Mike Vernon during my 3 years in Radium Hot Springs. He would book a tee-time at the golf course, show up 3 hours late, bitch, piss and moan until we squeezed him out and never get a thank you. The only nice thing was a few times he'd be out at the bar in Invermere and invite the golf course staff over to sit at his table, he always picked up the entire tab.

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#84 Wanye Gretz
April 24 2009, 03:56PM
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@ scorcoff hemmercules:

Quality reveals itself over time.

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#85 ouchmyballz
April 24 2009, 03:58PM
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scorcoff hemmercules wrote:

Sheldon Souray at the Airport – by AH

AHH HAHAHA!! Just got it

Sightings - used to work at Sears when Bucky was still playing, came in to replace a remote control or some plastic bit, not sure, Gave the casual nod, nothing over the top. Mironov came in to buy towels on one cold @ss january night... Saw Marchant and Oliver in the perfume department, Marchant had legs like a tree trunk (had shorts on). Also saw Bucky and Ranford picking up a shipment of sticks at some random importer on the southside, can't remember the place...

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#86 scorcoff hemmercules
April 24 2009, 04:03PM
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Gregor or Brownlee, just one funny story, pretty please.

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#87 Scott
April 24 2009, 04:11PM
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I have a couple of run-ins to relate. First one happened at Barry T's (feels shame for mentioning that bar). This was after an Oilers game which they had lost badly. I was in the bathroom taking a leak when in walks Jason Arnott. Being completely innebriated and feeling like I was King Sh*t of Fu*k Mountain, I yell to my buddy:

"Hey Tom, how about them Oilers?!?!", in real sarcastic tone. Arnott shot me the death glare. I would have pissed my pants if I wasn't already going in the urinal.

Next one happened when I was working at a sporting goods retailer in WEM. In walks Hemsky and asks me for help to find some inline skates. I helped him out all the while acting like I didn't know who he was. I think he appreciated the feeling of anonymity.

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#88 roughneck
April 24 2009, 04:30PM
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Ive partied with a ton of pro guys, I think my fave all time is Tony Twist.. that guy was a beauty. Lupul is actually pretty damn solid on the axe, we were trying out various Les Pauls one day in avenue and he came in hunting some new wood, he had some chops.

We were in cowboys the night the oil beat the leafs just before the heritage classic and MAB came in with Cross, MAB was cool as hell and icabod cross was just as you would imagine, a goof. We couldnt get either one of them jacked, MAB did a few turns behind the barbers chair feeding hotties shots but kept a lid on it. I laughed at the media guide of MAB, suffice it to say.... they lie big time on his stature.

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#89 Jonathan Willis
April 24 2009, 04:33PM
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My only good story is about Georges Laraque. My dad's company gave us some tickets to see an Oilers/Canucks game about seven years back (the Oilers lost) and afterward my friend and I got a chance to get autographs from the players. So I'm standing two people back of Laraque and the guy in front is going to get his autograph when his buddy yells at him from the bar.

"Hey, Ron he doesn't look that big! I think you could take him!"

Now the fellow up front was maybe 5" or 6" shorter than Laraque and he slowly looked up at him. Laraque just gave him a big grin and signed the guy's poster. I didn't say much to him when I got up there, but he was very friendly and talkative. Impressed the hell out of me.

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#90 Don Murdochs Hair
April 24 2009, 04:49PM
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I boo'd Eddie Belfour to his face at a listening post in A&B sound before a game once. The Oil won. I take full credit.

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#91 ShaunDoe
April 24 2009, 04:53PM
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Gord wrote:

I had many run-ins with Mike Vernon during my 3 years in Radium Hot Springs. He would book a tee-time at the golf course, show up 3 hours late, bitch, piss and moan until we squeezed him out and never get a thank you. The only nice thing was a few times he’d be out at the bar in Invermere and invite the golf course staff over to sit at his table, he always picked up the entire tab.

Funny you should mention Vernon and golfing. A friend of mine worked at a golf course up near Prince George one summer and had the pleasure of cutting the grass the same day that Vernon was playing the course. Grass cutting etiquette is to stop the mower and wait till the party has played through the tee off so my friend is sitting on his mower watching Vernon get all set up for his drive. I guess Mike wasn't on his game that day because he drove the ball hard right and into the greenery. Mike looks at my friend, my friend looks at Mike and says, "Well you certainly sliced the Sh*t outta that one" I guess Mike lost his cool a bit and my friend got to take the rest of the day of lawn duty.

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#92 Harlie
April 24 2009, 04:59PM
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i know everyone hates this guy but one day I was having lunch at a small pub near the international arrival level at the Vancouver Airport and in strolls Brian Burke. He goes straight up to the bar and asks the bartender for 2 pints of beer. the guys asks him what kind he wants and he just says I don't care I want whatevers coldest. I look at my watch and it's 11:30 friggen A.M! So I'm eating my soup and sand and sipping on a sh*tty diet coke (i'm sitting with my boss at the time) and I watch as Burke gulps these pints down in like 3-4 sips each! He keeps looking at his watch and then takes his last swig pulls out a 20 and walks away. I watch as three pimple faced Euro looking kids with hockey bags on their shoulders walk over to him. I laughed to my boss saying how quick he downed those beers. I wonder what Burkey was thinking!? I need a few brews mid morning to handle these kids?! hahah!

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#93 heavyd
April 24 2009, 05:08PM
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I used to work at timmy's on the southside. And one night around 10 this guy comes in the dt and we can't understand what he is ordering. So he comes to the window and of course it laraque, and he has a hot blonde with him, so he signs a few autographs and leaves. next time he comes throguh he has pics in his car and starts signing them for everyone. Moreau and smith always came through also, and they would always order 20 bagels with butter. And this one time this tall guy walks in and im on sandwichs, and i look up and its pronger. so i make him his sandwichs and i call them out and he won''t come and pick them up he wants me to delivery them to him, what an ass. And also grant fuhr came in, and jussi markenannen also came in.

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#94 suntory hanzo
April 24 2009, 05:25PM
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Early 1990s...My mom was at the TD Bank in Sherwood Park and the curly haired guy in line behind her says," excuse me miss, I think you dropped this" in poorish english. He hands he a $50 bill. The honest, but probaby drunk good semaritan: #85 Petr Kilma

Side note with Oilers...anyone go to the Okanogan Hockey school in the mid 1980s when it was in Ardrossan (I think) Plenty O Oilers (I think Huddy and Anderson...)and NHLers running that camp. I can't see that many Pros doing that nowadays. That was the first time I did dyland training and I was about 10. Just about killed me.

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#95 Jack "FMNF" Bauer
April 24 2009, 05:32PM
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I used to work at the Earl's on Whitemud and the Oilers used to come there for an after game dinner. One time we had to stay open an hour later so these goofs could eat. I wasnt pleased.

Ive seen them at Oil City and Hudsons a bunch of times. Ive found out from the man himself why the guys in the locker room call Smid, "Killer"

This is related to a different sport, but last week I was in the Phoenix airport and after I got off the plane I went to the pisser. Well this kid walks up to the stall next to me and hes like 6'5 and I glace at him, and I realize its Nascar Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano. I did a double take and thought, wtf is a guy of this caliber doing taking commercial flights.

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#96 jeanshorts
April 24 2009, 05:32PM
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Big Valley Jamboree 2003. Jeanshorts goes to the Camrose public pool to take a direly needed shower. Who is standing 2 people in front of him in the line? Future Oiler great Joffery Lupul. Who does Jeanshorts stand beside in the shower? Joffery Lupul. Who gets a boner in the shower from standing beside jeanshorts? Joffery Lupul. We've never spoken about it since.

I also saw Pete Peters naked one time in the dressing room after shinny.

Why do all my Oiler stories involve them being naked? *suppresses latent homosexuality*

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#97 Brian O'Neill
April 24 2009, 06:43PM
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I met tamby and lowe in torino in 2006, and by met I mean I asked for a picture with them like a 16 yr old girl.

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#98 DrPow
April 24 2009, 06:50PM
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Im from Camrose, and while growing up my parents would take in billets for the Viking Cup from the AJHL. One year, Im thinking '98 or 2000, we had Mike Comrie's teammate from his AJ team. Comrie made the team as well, and one day he came over with a few others on the team and we had a NHL '98 tournament on Playstation. I remember him being the cockiest guy in the room, talking about how good he was at the game. I was Team China, and met Comrie in the first round who was playing as Canada. I beat him 12-1.

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#99 The Pestival
April 24 2009, 06:58PM
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In Kelowna we have a ton of NHLers that keep off-season homes here. Well MacT is one of them. Saw him a couple years ago at a local grocery store buying a few bags of corn chips and looking for salsa. Only other guy that recognized him was some older dude, I saw MacT and gasped "MacTavish!" (this was just after the cup run, before we all turned on him) and he just stuck his hand out and said "How you doing?" and shook my hand. I haven't washed it since...

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#100 Cal71
April 24 2009, 07:25PM
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I've got two stories. I was in Edmonton for the weekend about 7 or 8 years ago and was staying at the Westin with a couple of friends. When in walk the Dallas Stars, who were in town to play the Oil. Well, one of my friends, who knows nothing about hockey, was being a douche and didn't believe us that it was actually the Dallas Stars. So he walks over to them and he asks Joe Nieuwendyk " Are you guys the Dallas Stars?" Joe awkwardly nods and say yes.

Later on we were eating downstairs at the hotel and watching the Flames play... I think Chicago and Ken Hitchcock and his coaching staff walk in and sit down at the table next to us. We eavesdropped on their conversation for most of the night but all I can remember is Hitchcock ragging on Flames the whole time, talking about how bad a team they were. As fate would have it the Stars played in Calgary the night after they played the Oil and the Stars promptly lost 6-3 to this "awful Flames hockey team"

But my fave moment is about 5 years ago when my two buddies and I were in WEM. We were going down the escalator in Phase 4 beside the food court. When Ryan Smyth, his wife and I'm guessing his Mom or his wife's Mom walked by in front of us. He must not have had a haircut in awhile be cause his mullet was growing in full force. He was wearing a puke green t-shirt, tucked into his light blue, tight, tapered leg jeans. He was barefoot but he had these foam sandals on. The kind you used to be able to buy in Wal-Mart or Zellers for like 5 bucks. Me and my buddies were in awe. Not because we just saw Ryan Smyth, but because we couldn't believe that we were better dressed than a multi-millionaire NHLer.

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