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Wanye
January 31 2013 12:42PM

Well Yak City proved all his haters wrong last night showing all who cared to see that he can score with seconds left on the clock and keep from sliding across the ice in celebration. He stood there against the glass last night in Phoenix, having batted a puck out of the air with a little over a minute left on the clock in overtime, daring his team mates to come and hug him.

And hug him they did. Except Whitney who decided to punch out a Coyote.

Well played all around fellas.

DUSTY OLD SQUADS ARE SCREWED

Now yes we are an Oilers fan. And as such it is our responsibility by law to become over confident around the 6 game mark of the season. After all if the object of the game was to be awesome through the preseason and first 6 games of the year the Oilers would have won the Stanley Cup about 11 years in a row now.

Still we can't help but note a few facts:

  1. There are a lot of teams that have been off during the lockout. The Oilers had 12 players playing the entire lockout and a great many of them playing together in the AHL. This is only bound to help as this season continues and the conditioning of the other squads starts to falter.
  2. There are a lot of dustry old squads with a lot of dusty old hamstrings out there looking to pull themselves. A lot of these teams are looking old and tired don't you think? Old and tired and injury prone.
  3. There is an absolute ton of hockey to be played. We are getting tired already and we aren't even on the ice. As the season wears on with three games in four nights injuries are going to play a massive role as older players wear out.
  4. This is a completely upgraded team over last year. We suppose adding Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz to an already stacked lineup had a positive effect. Who knew?*
  5. During his post game interview with Gene last night Yakupov added at the end "thank you for drafting me" and OUR VERY HEART MELTED. Noting this in the annals of history is of prime importance.

Oil are second in the NW and haven't really played all that well yet. Hmm.

HOODIES IN THE DESERT

Other things working in the Oilers favour? How about hoodies being shipped to all corners of the Earth and making their debut on the road with the Ladds in Phoenix last night! Yes, by now all of the hoodies are in transit and have already started to reach their destinations.

And they are living up to their reputation as being magic hoodies too - released on the weekend the lockout unexpectedly ended, these babies are now 1-0 on the road by our count.

BITS AND BITES

* Probably anyone on earth who had a working knowledge of hockey.

** Mad props to our buddy Chris Dunlap on the twitter for the Yak City pic to start the article off. If you want to see your name and photo in an article read by literally tens and tens of people send whatever you think is funny to your old pal Wanye on twitter too.

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#1 A-Mc
January 31 2013, 12:47PM
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OH HAY WANYE!

You wouldnt be cheating on Ebs w/ Yak would you?

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#3 A-Mc
January 31 2013, 12:50PM
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k. just checkin

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#4 amkfoote
January 31 2013, 12:51PM
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Love the media's 180 from when Yakupov was a no-good Russian (ie, enemy) in the World Juniors to mostly defending him less than a month later now that he's over in North American (specifically Canadian) soil and scoring juicy, highlight-reel GWGs.

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#5 Ken
January 31 2013, 12:55PM
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I want to see RNH center Hall and Yak!

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#6 nunyour
January 31 2013, 12:55PM
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is it just me or is Gene a little childish the way he starts the broadcast?

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#7 Cool Beans
January 31 2013, 12:55PM
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Wayne, 2 things:

1. Not even the most biased Oilers fan can say Whitney put up any kind of a fight.

2. Are those frosted tips above that Nation Hoodie!?

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#9 dmac
January 31 2013, 01:08PM
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It seems like a totaly different experience watching this year. Not totaly sure if its any one thing but the threat of two legit scoring lines is pleasant on the eyes, so is having a defencman who always seems to be on the ice and makes forecheckers quiver a little bit.

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January 31 2013, 01:08PM
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nunyour wrote:

is it just me or is Gene a little childish the way he starts the broadcast?

It's just you.

Gene is a f*cking saint!!

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#11 Impartial Oilers Fan
January 31 2013, 01:11PM
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Good thing Yakupov is the first and only player in the NHL to ever bat a puck in for a goal. We are so lucky to have the great YakCity.

Its unreal how fans are willing to hand the keys to the city for anything this guy does.

Is it not harder to tip a 100mph shot than bunt a popfly rebound? Defensemen nock down chip ins all the time, yet the great Yakupov does it and people act like they've never seen it before.

Yakupov has been sub par at EV, and while he's been flying around with those choppy strides. Not really getting much done. A couple PP tap ins and an empty net, and he's the Oilers Savoir.

I do not understand how fans reveer anything a first round draft pick will do automatically, and make it into a big deal and anoint him the next Great One.

Give your heads a shake, and let a young player earn your respect, not just give it out because he was drafted first overall.

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January 31 2013, 01:12PM
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Impartial Oilers Fan wrote:

Good thing Yakupov is the first and only player in the NHL to ever bat a puck in for a goal. We are so lucky to have the great YakCity.

Its unreal how fans are willing to hand the keys to the city for anything this guy does.

Is it not harder to tip a 100mph shot than bunt a popfly rebound? Defensemen nock down chip ins all the time, yet the great Yakupov does it and people act like they've never seen it before.

Yakupov has been sub par at EV, and while he's been flying around with those choppy strides. Not really getting much done. A couple PP tap ins and an empty net, and he's the Oilers Savoir.

I do not understand how fans reveer anything a first round draft pick will do automatically, and make it into a big deal and anoint him the next Great One.

Give your heads a shake, and let a young player earn your respect, not just give it out because he was drafted first overall.

HEY EVERYBODY! COME TAKE A LOOK AT THIS A$$HOLE!!

*Points at IOF. Crotch chops for the next 3 straight hours*

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#15 A-Mc
January 31 2013, 01:17PM
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@Impartial Oilers Fan

Fans are just having fun, don't get your panties in a bunch.

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#16 MAC962
January 31 2013, 01:19PM
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nunyour wrote:

is it just me or is Gene a little childish the way he starts the broadcast?

Not just you.. He is a joke. Not even funny. I turn the channel when that dork is on. Sure kids think he is funny.... not me. Yeah yeah lighten up i know but come on.. the guy is lame.

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#17 MAC962
January 31 2013, 01:26PM
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Yak needs a dose of RNH to get them both going. More than just the PP , RNH is a young set up artist Yak is a sniper in waiting....

Taylor Hall - my Fav, learn to just bull your way, the league has learned your moves.. Do it !! You will be a beast one day. Tyler Sequin...errr Suguin....ummm Seguin, yeah that guy.

He will eat your dust one day.

Please use your speed tonight boys, chip and chase mix it up.. a victory tonight will carry the Oil for a a few games... 10-5 after 15 is my prediction.

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#18 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
January 31 2013, 01:27PM
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Official Principe poll....

Pro Gene 2

Anti Gene 2

Fight fight fight!

What does IOF stand for.....I offer fun?

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#19 A-Mc
January 31 2013, 01:35PM
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@Next up, is Connor McJesus.

Impartial Oilers Fan (IOF). The guys name up top there that he was responding to

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#20 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
January 31 2013, 01:38PM
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A-Mc wrote:

Impartial Oilers Fan (IOF). The guys name up top there that he was responding to

We have no proof that IOF is of the male persuasion yet. He could be one of those very outgoing female types*

*Which would be totally awesome!

I Offer Fun could still in play...

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#21 Phixieus666
January 31 2013, 01:38PM
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@Wanye

Waaaaaaannnnnyyyyyyeeeee

Where can a guy score one of those stylin Hoodies????????????????????????

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#22 The Soup Fascist
January 31 2013, 01:43PM
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Gene is making fun of himself. All good. If you don't like him turn down the sound. If he is holding up a hammer, or a nail, or a hot dog, or a basketball, or an army helmut or .... okay maybe he can be a little over the top, but he is just bad enough that he is GREAT.

In terms of Yak, just a kid who loves playing and scoring. He isn't trying ot stick it to anyone. He is having fun. Best part of the first "Oil Change" was him timidly asking the trainer or whatever if he could step on to Rexall ice. After the guy say something to the effect of "fill your boots", Yak is clearly aware and in awe of what the old pillbox is all about. Either he is an excellent actor or that was a real "moment".

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January 31 2013, 01:47PM
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People will always find something to bitch about. If Yakupov was pointless this season, fans would be all chanting that the Oil should have drafted a D-man or center. Yakupov is 6 games in and playing poorly IMO but he still has 4 goals. I think it is reasonable to assume that when he starts playing well, the kid will be very good. He is ridiculously quick footed and can turn on a dime. He needs a good set up man. I can't count the times he has been waiting to snipe the puck into the net but Hemsky hasn't fed him the puck. Give him time....by game 20 ish, this kid is going to be sick! I am more concerned with RNH, he looks off this year so far. Hopefully it is just a little rust.

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Phixieus666 wrote:

Waaaaaaannnnnyyyyyyeeeee

Where can a guy score one of those stylin Hoodies????????????????????????

I'm holding out for a Lime green/black or a royal blue/orange one.

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#25 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
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Next up, is Connor McJesus. wrote:

We have no proof that IOF is of the male persuasion yet. He could be one of those very outgoing female types*

*Which would be totally awesome!

I Offer Fun could still in play...

There are no girls on the internet.

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#26 striatic
January 31 2013, 02:15PM
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"During his post game interview with Gene last night Yakupov added at the end "thank you for drafting me" and OUR VERY HEART MELTED."

i wish i could find video of this online.

stoopid Centre Ice feed cut out.

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#28 A-Mc
January 31 2013, 02:22PM
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Wanye wrote:

They are all gone forever my friend! We will be doing subsequent designs but we will only sell one run of each.

I think we are going to do tee shirts next. I have two hilariously awesome designs sketched in lipstick on the wall in Wanye Manor at the moment.

I'm sensing Oilers Nation Panties for the fan of Female variety...

Ex) http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/310960_186744878073548_1446372914_n.jpg

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#29 texas dolly
January 31 2013, 02:25PM
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Impartial Oilers Fan wrote:

Good thing Yakupov is the first and only player in the NHL to ever bat a puck in for a goal. We are so lucky to have the great YakCity.

Its unreal how fans are willing to hand the keys to the city for anything this guy does.

Is it not harder to tip a 100mph shot than bunt a popfly rebound? Defensemen nock down chip ins all the time, yet the great Yakupov does it and people act like they've never seen it before.

Yakupov has been sub par at EV, and while he's been flying around with those choppy strides. Not really getting much done. A couple PP tap ins and an empty net, and he's the Oilers Savoir.

I do not understand how fans reveer anything a first round draft pick will do automatically, and make it into a big deal and anoint him the next Great One.

Give your heads a shake, and let a young player earn your respect, not just give it out because he was drafted first overall.

Kids got 6 games played in the bigs and 3 goals and 2 of them game winners. Right now the glass is half full . Fans are finally having some things to cheer for and then we have the haters. I am happy to ride this train while all signs point up.

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#30 oilerman53
January 31 2013, 02:41PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

It's just you.

Gene is a f*cking saint!!

You my friend are about to cross some lines!!!!! Leave Gene O outta this!

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#31 dougtheslug
January 31 2013, 02:59PM
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texas dolly wrote:

Kids got 6 games played in the bigs and 3 goals and 2 of them game winners. Right now the glass is half full . Fans are finally having some things to cheer for and then we have the haters. I am happy to ride this train while all signs point up.

Glass is NOT half full. Glass is overflowing and spilling down my homemade "I Heart Yak" T-shirt.

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#32 Phixieus666
January 31 2013, 03:08PM
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@Wanye

Female Fan Night at Rexall, Semi see thru panties free to all those willing to showcase them. Now that's what I call giving back to fans............. On second thought that would only encourage the bloody huge sweat hogs wearing spandex to show up. We need a new plan Captain.

Wayne instead of tee-shirts should try like button up bowling style shirts. Then I can get away with wearing it to work.

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#33 Boourns99
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Impartial Oilers Fan wrote:

Good thing Yakupov is the first and only player in the NHL to ever bat a puck in for a goal. We are so lucky to have the great YakCity.

Its unreal how fans are willing to hand the keys to the city for anything this guy does.

Is it not harder to tip a 100mph shot than bunt a popfly rebound? Defensemen nock down chip ins all the time, yet the great Yakupov does it and people act like they've never seen it before.

Yakupov has been sub par at EV, and while he's been flying around with those choppy strides. Not really getting much done. A couple PP tap ins and an empty net, and he's the Oilers Savoir.

I do not understand how fans reveer anything a first round draft pick will do automatically, and make it into a big deal and anoint him the next Great One.

Give your heads a shake, and let a young player earn your respect, not just give it out because he was drafted first overall.

HEY WANYE HOW COME THERE ARE NO NEGATIVE PROPS ON THIS SITE. MULTIPLE ANTI-PROPS TO THIS.

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#34 Zamboni Driver
January 31 2013, 03:41PM
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Okay so I'm as curmudgeon (thank you insta-spell check) as there is, but c'mon. Hatin' on Yakupov?

Sure he can't check his hat, who the hell cares? Pretty sure they drafted him for other purposes.

By the way...

Want to complain about something, go for the whole "Derrick Morris beat Whitney's head in and no one did (or could do) anything about it."

THAT is a problem.

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#35 David S
January 31 2013, 04:01PM
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Oilers Nation Charlie Sheen-stylez bowling shirts???

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! DOOOO IT!!!

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#36 Old Retired Guy
January 31 2013, 04:04PM
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Zamboni Driver wrote:

Okay so I'm as curmudgeon (thank you insta-spell check) as there is, but c'mon. Hatin' on Yakupov?

Sure he can't check his hat, who the hell cares? Pretty sure they drafted him for other purposes.

By the way...

Want to complain about something, go for the whole "Derrick Morris beat Whitney's head in and no one did (or could do) anything about it."

THAT is a problem.

Nobody did anthing? Not True........YAK held Whitneys arms behind him while Morris pummeled him.....

Must have been some kind of KHL flashback or something...

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#37 Old Retired Guy
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Pheonix Oilers rematch is Saturday February 23rd.....Think Krueger might start Hordichuk ????

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#38 tphillers
January 31 2013, 04:20PM
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Wanye,

Love the asterisk footnotes.

I somehow miss them when I read your brilliant prose, and get to find them sitting at the bottom of your posts like hilarious little Wanye droppings. Then I get to go hunting for the stars.

Also. I would like to see Mark Schultz and Gene Principe have an in-game host word fight where Gene-O can only use puns and Schultz can only use ridiculously inflected rhetorical questions.

Also. When Gene did the second period summary and said that both goalies were really good, except that one was... "just a little better." And Quinn was all like "not gonna say it are you?"

What was that glorious pun he refused to deliver?

Dubnyk has got an inch on Johnson?

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#39 Old Retired Guy
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GATHER AROUND AND STARE AT THE JERK! THERE IS ROOM HERE AT THE FRONT WITH ME AND JEANSHORTS JUST SHOVE YOUR WAY UP TO THE FRONT.

*pokes jerk with stick*

Whoooaaaa......Got to the front just in time to see Gene Pricipe and Joey Moss kit the Crap out of IOF.....

Afterwards Principe slid accross the ice on his kness.......

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#40 yeeps
January 31 2013, 04:23PM
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@Zamboni Driver

"Want to complain about something, go for the whole "Derrick Morris beat Whitney's head in and no one did (or could do) anything about it."

THAT is a problem."

We are just waiting for those Russian ref's to come to the NHL to defend us ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCdAdfXJ6Cg&feature=player_embedded )

Just awaiting the transfer agreement and we're all set. Ref's who enforce themselves....genius!

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#41 Moops
January 31 2013, 04:37PM
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Nation Hoodie checking in from Vancouver! Nice to see it get a win in its first game.

Got called a "f*ckin' loser" from some assclown in an ugly blue and green shirt last night while wearing it. I sure do love flying the Oil colours here.

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#42 The Soup Fascist
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tphillers wrote:

Wanye,

Love the asterisk footnotes.

I somehow miss them when I read your brilliant prose, and get to find them sitting at the bottom of your posts like hilarious little Wanye droppings. Then I get to go hunting for the stars.

Also. I would like to see Mark Schultz and Gene Principe have an in-game host word fight where Gene-O can only use puns and Schultz can only use ridiculously inflected rhetorical questions.

Also. When Gene did the second period summary and said that both goalies were really good, except that one was... "just a little better." And Quinn was all like "not gonna say it are you?"

What was that glorious pun he refused to deliver?

Dubnyk has got an inch on Johnson?

Just didn't want to say "shutout".

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#43 Spydyr
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Impartial Oilers Fan wrote:

Good thing Yakupov is the first and only player in the NHL to ever bat a puck in for a goal. We are so lucky to have the great YakCity.

Its unreal how fans are willing to hand the keys to the city for anything this guy does.

Is it not harder to tip a 100mph shot than bunt a popfly rebound? Defensemen nock down chip ins all the time, yet the great Yakupov does it and people act like they've never seen it before.

Yakupov has been sub par at EV, and while he's been flying around with those choppy strides. Not really getting much done. A couple PP tap ins and an empty net, and he's the Oilers Savoir.

I do not understand how fans reveer anything a first round draft pick will do automatically, and make it into a big deal and anoint him the next Great One.

Give your heads a shake, and let a young player earn your respect, not just give it out because he was drafted first overall.

Trolls will troll.Yak is a god send.Gene is bush and a goof.And thanks for letting us draft you Yak.

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#44 Joe Nosabonada
February 01 2013, 09:00AM
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A-Mc wrote:

Fans are just having fun, don't get your panties in a bunch.

JA! JA! I.O.F. wears panties!!!! Is he some kinda girl or something?

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#45 Don W
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@Old Retired Guy

Hope Hordi is in for that one and Whitney is just beaking off all game long. I love that the Oil are pissing teams off. No one got mad at them when they sucked. Let's see if they can get Morris to lose it during the game and take some dumb penalties. It's a joke that wasn't a 1 game suspension.

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#46 Beard
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Guy from NYC looking to sport the Oilers Nation hoody. If anyone has an L or XL they want to part with let me know. I wan't to fly the colors on the east coast.

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