DRAFT UPDATE & GEAR SALE

Wanye
February 11 2013 12:35PM

A sunny monday morning in Edmonton finds some of us shaking our heads in wonder that the Oilers have cooled off so mightily. Others are happy that the Good Guys pulled out a win in Columbus and look to the next game against (goes and looks) Columbus? Again? After a pair of matinees? Who made this schedule?!

BAH. Theres a Draft update and the first run of NationTees dropping after the jump.

DRAFT UPDATE

The first ever NationDraft chugs along and your ol' pal Wanye sits in 453rd place, ready to strike at a moment's notice like the mighty Cobra. Despite correctly picking Thomas Vanek, Sidney Crosby and Zetterberg we have fallen behind early on for one reason and one reason alone.

Dammit Brooks Laich. You make $6.5 million of Ted Leonosis' money. And your injury - vaguely listed as "groin" - is holding us back from greatness. It says in this article that you injured yourself whilst playing in Switzerland during the lockout. That was months ago man! Suck it up and get in the game. If not for you then do it for us - a fake person on the internet you have never met.

NATION TEES

They say that good clothing designs stand the test of time. We can't say that we had a hand in dressing Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five but as a brand new fashion designer sure to be celebrated for years to come we can understand quality gear when we see it.

About a month ago NationGear launched with the sale of Magic Hoodies which sold out faster than Justin Bieber game worn undies at a Justin Bieber concert. And now look: tshirts! And two seperate designs! It's almost as though a battle royale broke out at Nation HQ about which design was better and then facing an insolvable impasse both were released at once.

SHIRT ONE: SQUEEE

 

The second most annoying meme on OilersNation after yelling fist in the comments has been immortalized in a series of Squee shirts! And what's this? Three different colours? Who designed these TOMMY HILFIGER?! This thing is solid gold and confusing to anyone but the most diehard fan. Two wins in one if you ask us.

SHIRT TWO: YAK CITY

 

You may not recognize it at first glance but this is the Tatarstan Coat of Arms home of our favourite #64 in human history. And the writing reads "welcome to Yak City" in both Russian and Twitterese. This thing is SO SICK we might have to call the World Health Organization to make sure we aren't breaking any laws by selling it across the world.

NEXT STEP

If you want to look funky fresh click here to go to the Nation Store. These babies are only $28 each and dropped on twitter this weekend and are well on their way to selling out with about 100 left before the design is retired forever.

A percentage of sales is going to be sent over to the deserving folks at the Bissell Centre for a program that they are running that provides free bus ride tokens to Edmontonians. The Last hoodie run resulted in $1,200 being split between the MS Bike Tour and the Inner City Children's Program.

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#2 CowboysRidingT-Rexes
February 11 2013, 12:41PM
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weren't there supposed to be biweekly prizes for some of us random losers who are way off the mark in this years draft

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#3 Jonathan Willis
February 11 2013, 12:44PM
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Biggest thing my (real-life) friends ask me about the Nation: where can I buy a shirt/hat/clothing?

Nice to see stuff like this, especially given the charitable side of it.

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#4 pablo escobar
February 11 2013, 12:50PM
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our next game is against dallas, buddy.

nice yak city shirt tho.

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#5 toni_rajalepeno
February 11 2013, 12:50PM
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oodle noodle is gonna be so pissed when i win my delivery GC and they have to drive 0.25 yakcity blocks to my house.

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#6 BRHLBryce
February 11 2013, 12:55PM
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Yak City ordered!

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#7 A-Mc
February 11 2013, 01:03PM
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Squeee > yakcity

It's true. It's Science.

What about the Nation Hoodie with SQUEEE on it too!?! *waits*
ps: dont forget a deep pocket or a zippered pocket for us Shinny players!

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#8 Quicksilver ballet
February 11 2013, 01:06PM
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Wanye wrote:

AMAZING DESIGNS WANYE YOU MUST HAVE BABES LINED UP FROM HERE TO MARS

Reseachers have come to the conclusion that there is no life on Mars. There is little likelyhood of it when women, beer and porn are absent from the equasion.

Any progress on the Oilersnation 3 piece suit with fedora?

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#9 remlap
February 11 2013, 02:26PM
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Tied for 4th baby! Stop holding me back Versteeg!

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#11 Romulus' Apotheosis
February 11 2013, 02:57PM
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Hey Wanye!

any word on the make or fit of these shirts?

not to be picky but, I have some awesome stuff on crappy, uncomfortable, ill-fitting tees that I never wear or have to suffer through

ps. great designs!!

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#12 VK63
February 11 2013, 03:41PM
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apparently drafting guys because they look like slum lords from east detroit was a flawed strategy.

WHO KNEW!!!!

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#14 Graham Metzger
February 11 2013, 05:16PM
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I love the shirts but the Yak City Shirt should've at least included a bunch of these:

:))))) :))))))

By the way, those are over-agressive and enthusiastic smiley faces that Yak regularly includes in Tweets. I don't understand really what they mean but they are becoming Yak's trademark.

Word.

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#15 Robinthe403
February 11 2013, 06:09PM
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I thought I read somewhere that the English translation to the Yakcity shirt was, "Welcome to Yakcity". So, my Russian is basically nonexistent but those two words up top above the art translate to "Wecome To"?

The second word has like 17 Russian script letters and that means "to"?

Holy christ, how many Russian script letter would be needed to translate an English word like "Dictionary"?

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#16 gr8one
February 11 2013, 06:09PM
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Holy shizzle...It sucks living in the US!!

Just went to order my Yak City t-shirt...15 bucks shipping to the US...my wife would kill me for paying $43.00 total for a t-shirt!!!

My poor little yak city heart is broken. Fack!

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#17 RyanCoke
February 11 2013, 07:03PM
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It would be better if you had real pictures of the actual T-shirts either posted here or on the ordering site. Also WHY OH WHY DID YOU HAVE TO RELEASE 2 DESIGNS AT ONCE!!! I can only get one right now and will be kicking myself when I can't get the other.

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#18 Romulus' Apotheosis
February 11 2013, 08:01PM
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fair enough...

how about this though...

are mediums actually medium and larges actually large?

or is medium secretly for a tiny person and large basically two bedsheets with holes?

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#19 Khalid Ahmad
February 11 2013, 11:23PM
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$9.99 for shipping? Can't I just pick em up from somewhere in Edmonton?

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#23 pelhem grenville
February 12 2013, 06:43AM
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...yo Rom

i have the new hoodie ...i have thrown out all other hoodies cuz this new oilersnation one puts them all three of them to shame SHAME I TELL U ROM ...a seriously top quality garment... the t...ordered one will update

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#24 pelhem grenville
February 12 2013, 06:50AM
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as for sizing...i'm 6'2 230lbs so i ordered the XXL...it is awesome big enough AND the new hoodie smell hasn't left after two washes and it doesn't shrink a titch...when they are available again get on or two

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#25 Czar
February 12 2013, 10:40AM
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Most companys will use the Gildan,Hanes or fruit of the loom T's which are all good quality and shrinkage is not an issue.

Wanye, the next round of T's should include a Flames Suck! I'll pre order 6 right now.

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#26 Czar
February 12 2013, 10:55AM
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pelhem grenville, I meant to ask you what brand the T-shirt was? Was in a hurry to get my order in, didn't want to miss out like I did with the Hoodie!

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