BRYZ PHOTOSHOP CONTEST FINALISTS

Wanye
November 18 2013 12:26PM

 

Everyone's new favourite Soviet Space Cowboy is currently riding Sputnik on a low sub orbital flight path into the frozen City of Champions. While we await his arrival and his showdown with Dubie for the starting tendy position, let's enjoy some photoshop entries shall we?

ENTRY ONE - SPACE CADET

Things get off on the right foot with this entry showing Bryz in a cool ol' comic book cover. This brings so many questions to light. Who is he carrying? Does that lifeless corpse represent a composite of the entire Oilers lineup? Is that a real ray gun? Who is he talking to on his old tymey two ray radio? Is it Katz or perhaps the Kremlin directly?

In any event. Sick.

ENTRY TWO - BRYZ LIGHTYEAR

This is a great entry too. Bryz Lightyear indeed. We haven't had the good fortune to see any of the Toy Story franchise but we are told by the facebook messages that our unverified children send on Father's Day that they are quite good. They also suggest we "maybe meet one day." No dice kids.

Bonus points for the old 3rd jersey logo.

ENTRY THREE - PLAYOFFS

This is an eerie entry. Having seen the movie we can say that the cold lifeless expanse of outer space is an excellent proxy for the environment we inhabit as Oilers fans these days. Wait a minute *squints at photo* does that say we make the playoffs in Spring 2015???

Siiiiiiiick.

ENTRY FOUR - CALM DOWN

This is the entry that instills in us the greatest sense of hope. Look at Bryz, calmly walking through what appears to be the Nevada desert en route from Las Vegas to Edmonton. He has the look of a man who is coming to kick some serious ass, put some serious numbers on the board and sign another 51 million dollar contract in the offseason.

Please let the Gods of Space and Time let that be here in Edmonton.

ENTRY FIVE - BEAR BATTLE

Oh baby. This is just a great great entry. Look at the detail. Look at the ferocity. Look at the bears! In our imaginary world we can imagine the Oilers booking a legit grizzly bear to bring in Bryz from the airport when he arrives. We also imagine throngs of Edmontonians braving the cold to line Gateway Boulevard to cheer on their new hero.

But then again we also spent the offseason imagining the Oilers would vault themselves all the way up to 13th in the Western Conference so perhaps we should just keep our fantasies to ourselves for the time being.

*grinds teeth*

VOTING

So drop a vote for your favourite. The winner is going to get one of the first Bryzgalov jersies on the market. A big thank you goes out to the 31 entries we received this time around. Well played everyone.

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#1 Harlie
November 18 2013, 01:19PM
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Props to the hard work. But overall, not as funny as hoped for.

I still think the "why heff to be mad" one I've seen floating around is the funniest. Simple, yet funny.

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#3 bwar
November 18 2013, 12:33PM
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Gotta be Bryz Lightyear vs Playoffs.

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#4 Klima's Mullet
November 18 2013, 12:41PM
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Bear Battle!!!!!!!!!!! rulez

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#5 etownman
November 18 2013, 12:42PM
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Not a Soviet, he's a Russkie!!

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#6 Admiralmark
November 18 2013, 01:06PM
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I'm mildly disappointed there wasn't a last minute Benny Bryzgalov entry based on Benny Hill . Especially since we all know Benny Hill theme music holds the secret to the Oilers success this year. ;)

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#7 K_Mart
November 18 2013, 01:08PM
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@Wanye

Homie, you told me I was in the top five, yet my pic is not there... sad face. Where's Dana White when I need him!!?!

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#8 Darrell
November 18 2013, 02:21PM
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Anyone know how buzz looked in practice today ? Any chance he starts tonight ?

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#9 Cynic
November 18 2013, 08:25PM
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Good chryst these are lame.

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#10 RealFakeDiesel
November 18 2013, 12:54PM
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Y'know I'm not afraid anyfink but BRYZ, Bryz riding a bear in the forest.

BEAR BATTLE

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#11 Rob...
November 18 2013, 01:04PM
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Definitely bear battle. Though I really was hoping some talented person would make an animated GIF of the Russian astronaut from Armageddon, with Bryz face, hammering on Kevin Lowe with a wrench and sporting a caption of 'This is how we fix losing trend in RUSSIA'.

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#12 Jeremy
November 18 2013, 01:42PM
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Bear Battle, absolutely.

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#13 InfiniteJoy
November 18 2013, 01:43PM
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It HAS to be Bryz Lightyear, best idea AND the best photoshoppin'

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#14 JJ
November 18 2013, 03:02PM
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If Bryz is scared of the bear in the forest, why would he be riding it!

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#15 nrXic
November 18 2013, 12:43PM
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All fantastic, but I'm gonna go with Bryz Lightyear.

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#16 Hall for Captain
November 18 2013, 12:46PM
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Bear Battle!! How awesome would it be if he could lead the Oilers on to the ice every game on the back of a grizzley! I dare Emery to try taking him down.

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#17 Jonathan Willis
November 18 2013, 12:46PM
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Wow. These are great; all five are outstanding.

But none of them made me smile the way Bryz Lightyear did.

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#18 A-Mc
November 18 2013, 12:51PM
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Bryz Lightyear 100%

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#19 vetinari
November 18 2013, 01:17PM
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Awesome job... loved them all.

If Bryz was riding the bear in an Oiler jersey, that would have put it over the top for me. Otherwise, Bryz Lightyear speaks to me so that's my vote. Kudos to the comic book cover-- had that cool 70's retro vibe going...

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#20 God
November 18 2013, 01:34PM
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Oil Story is bada$$!!

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#21 Dog Train
November 18 2013, 01:37PM
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Awesome entries but Bryz Lightyear is really clever so it gets my vote.

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#22 The Towel Boy
November 18 2013, 01:49PM
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BWAHAHAHAHA TO ALL OF'EM.

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#23 I tried it at home
November 18 2013, 01:49PM
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Bryz Lightyear, its clever and well done, also bear battle does not mention Oilers in any prominent way.

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#24 Robert0
November 18 2013, 01:50PM
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Bryz Lightyear will help bring us back to Earth.

Great stuff!

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#26 Archaeologuy
November 18 2013, 01:59PM
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Bear Battle. Unbelievable job to whomever did that one!

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#27 Rob...
November 18 2013, 02:26PM
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I love how the first 20+ posts all have 2-3 trashes, and I'm guessing it's the same couple of individuals. A couple of people out there desperately need a hug.

As Bryz would say: Why you heff to be mad?

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#28 rubbertrout
November 18 2013, 02:32PM
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I love Bear Battle but Bryz Lightyear takes the cake.

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#29 oilerjed
November 18 2013, 02:38PM
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To the lottery and beyond! Bryz Lightyear by a goalie stick.

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#30 K_Mart
November 18 2013, 02:00PM
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Naw man. My submission was "It Came From Outer Space: PT II" Starring Bryzzly Bear.

Your email this afternoon said I was in the top 5... it's all good. No worries. It was fun anyways.

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#31 Bryan in SK
November 18 2013, 02:03PM
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Bryz Lightyear. To the playoffs... and beyond!!!

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#32 Nailer
November 18 2013, 02:10PM
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Playoffs

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#33 Le OiLers
November 18 2013, 02:27PM
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Bear Battle!

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#34 oilerjed
November 18 2013, 02:43PM
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Darrell wrote:

Anyone know how buzz looked in practice today ? Any chance he starts tonight ?

that right there is how nicknames are made.

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#35 Gordie Wayne
November 18 2013, 02:52PM
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Bryz Lightyear gets my vote (although they are all awesome).

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#36 northof51
November 18 2013, 02:57PM
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Bryz Lightyear with honourable mentions to Bear Battle and Space Cadet.

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#37 Bandwagon jumper
November 18 2013, 02:59PM
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Tough choice, but my vote goes to Bryz Lightyear. The bear one would have been my choice if it had an Oiler jersey.

Well done everyone!!!

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#38 Rama Lama
November 18 2013, 03:08PM
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It has to be Monkey Bryzness..........coming soon to theatre near you!

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#39 Johnnydapunk
November 18 2013, 03:10PM
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I will go with Bryz Lightyear for the quality of work, impressive and a close second for the Bryz bear battle as that looks like one of those fantastically so bad it's good Dogs playing poker style of paintings :-)

Anyways bravo for all of them :-)

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#40 Chris A.
November 18 2013, 03:27PM
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#5, has to be.

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#41 Oilers Coffey
November 18 2013, 04:00PM
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Bear Battle!!! That's pretty sweet and original :)

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#42 ubermiguel
November 18 2013, 04:17PM
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Bear Battle is too epic! Bear Battle!

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#43 DT
November 18 2013, 05:04PM
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I am going to buy an old van from the 70's and have "Bear Battle" painted on the sides.

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#44 916oiler
November 18 2013, 05:31PM
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You can't compete with riding a grizzly bear! However, if this was set in Russia it is factually incorrect because in Communist Rrrrussia Bear rrride uh youuuu!

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#45 nrXic
November 18 2013, 06:26PM
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Wanye wrote:

If you are the animated gif I couldn't get it to load sorry homie.

It got down to the wire - SO MANY TALENTED BORED OILERS FANS

Mine was an animated gif, maybe you're talking about mine?

I'll concede that these entries were more deserving than mine. All good stuff.

For those that want to check it out, here is what I did, "MacT sends Bryz back home after a disappointing showing"

http://gifti.me/i/0tuyldajVQ.gif

In all seriousness, I hope he does well for both the team and for himself.

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#46 Gerald R. Ford
November 18 2013, 09:01PM
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I vote Bear Battle for the Photoshop contest, and this guy for best. play-by-play. ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqXCUnPBK7U

hehehe

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#47 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
November 18 2013, 09:12PM
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Entry 5 with the bears and such is my vote

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#48 @pistolpetestar
November 18 2013, 09:48PM
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My vote goes to Bryz Lightyear with INCREDIBLY honourable mention to Bear Battle. I will pay twenty bucks to the first media member to make Bryz utter the words, "To infinity and beyond!"

10 bucks if you get Dubnyk to say "There's a snake in my boots."

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#49 Death Metal Nightmare
November 19 2013, 04:43AM
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Bryz Lightyear is crafted the best

Space Cadet retro comic is also awesome. the rest are decent.

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#50 book¡e
November 19 2013, 09:02AM
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Bear battle would be a certain winner if the other rider were Eakins or Hall with a stick.

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