May 06 2013 01:01PM
It's a tale of joy and sorrow today Nation. And rage. And hope for the future. Give a read if you dare. I mean it's like 33 degrees in the Capital City. We can't help but assume everyone is skipping work and is getting their tan on.
Our main homie since day one and now wealthy sell out former founder of the Nation Network @bingofuel has been hard at work as always and has just put the first annual edition of the Yeggies - the Edmonton New Media awards - in the books over the weekend at the Shaw.
Some of Edmonton's most dedicated and prolifically wired up citizens were in attendance and the list of winners is impressive. It's about time Edmonton starts taking itself more seriously and recognizing people like @MasterMaq and our secret Twitter crush @KikkiPlanet is a great start.
Congrats to everyone who won and everyone involved.
And lo and behold if a certain little hockey blog didn't win Best in Sport in Edmonton. We have come a long long way since starting as a double dog dare between two strikingly handsome men working at a Utility in Edmonton. We apologize for not being in attendance bingofuel, as an imaginary internet person we have a full dance card of playing Sega Genesis and trolling plentyoffish.
We can't wait for year 2 though.
Seriously NHL? Seriously you didn't even nominate the 2013 Calder Scoring Champion for the 2013 Calder Trophy? How can this even be possible? Granted as Gregor pointed out earlier the bulk of his output came at the end of the season but surely to heavens winning the scoring title should get someone a nomination.
How the Mighty Edmonton Oilers have never had a Calder Trophy winner to call it's own is one of the more puzzling aberrations in the NHL record books. Think of all the talent that failed to take home the rookie hardware in Oilers silks - Messier, Kurri, Coffey, Arnott, Hall, Eberle, Nuge and now YakCity.
No shame in being in that company of Oilers that have been snubbed by NYC we suppose.
не беспокойтесь о Колдер Трофи вы получите их следующий год Гомерчик
We are slowly moving the needle in the StreakCred battle to not cost Wanye $10,000 of his own money. The article written the other day begging everyone to part with $20 to play the new playoff game saw some uptick. To keep things going - we still need like 200 more people to sign up to be able to get money to the MS Bike Tour and the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society - we will take a slightly different approach today.
We are all having a chirpfest with each other on twitter with regards to StreakCred. We are regularly seeing people crash and burn not being able to correctly predict a streak of more than like 2 games tops. Even a genius like @baresnake who took down second place in the regular season draft can barely piece together a decent run.
Even an angel like @mig14 over in Ireland has declared that she is quitting because she is so frustrated but later admitted she is having a blast competing for charity.
Seriously Nation you need to fire over to StreakCred.com and sign up. We know we are all pissed that the Oilers are on the outside looking in again in the playoffs - but you are missing out on a hilarious time if you aren't already playing.