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Wanye
September 30 2013 12:47PM

 

That don't look like no Sam Gagner being named Captain. Uh oh.

I'm a big boy, I own up to my mistakes. I said that Sam Gagner was going to be named Captain a few weeks back because I was told by someone who I trust that was going to be the case. Not because it was a rumour. Not because I was looking to stir the pot. But because I believed it was going to happen.

And I was wrong. So be it.

SHOUTOUT TO FAILURE

Your ol' pal Wanye saw an opportunity and I pounced on it. I don't regret it and given the chance to do it over again I would. I can suffer unlimited slings and arrows from haters as I am made of tougher stuff. So if you want to tell me off and call me names let's get at it.

I don't block people on twitter or ban people from the site. So let's dance.

SHOUTOUT TO SAMWISE

Poor ol Sam Gagner first of all. He went from being trolled on the internet by some clownshow with a fake name as being the next Captain to having his jaw turned to dust and being on the LTIR. For the record you would have made a tremendous Captain of the Oilers. I hope you get more respect from us Tier 2 rabble going forward in your career.

Look at you tweeting pictures of being back in the gym already. Respect.

SHOUTOUT TO THE C14
 

Welly welly well. Andrew Ference is the new Captain of the Oilers. To quote the immortal TowelBoy "Who saw this coming?" I certainly didn't. Good on you Captain. You join a laundry list of heroes including Gretzky, Messier, Lowe, Weight. You also join Corson, Moreau and Horcoff. It's up to you which column you will ultimately join and we sincerely hope its the group of Legends.

Yes you used to be a Calgary Flame. Yes you have a Bruins tattoo on your right bicep. None of that matters. You are our man now. Please make the Oilers win. For heaven's sakes it would just be so grand.

SHOUTOUT TO COACH EAKINS

At the end of the day this entire Captaincy naming proves one thing. Dallas Eakins ain't here to rubber stamp the orders of the Powers that Be for the Oilers. Naming Ference Captain comes straight from his playbook and he is clearly calling the shots around these parts now.

Do whatever you think needs to be done. Name Ference C14. Release Ryan Jones. Close every single doughnut shop in Northern Alberta. Just PLEASE get the Oil on the right side of the win-loss column. You have our unwavering respect Sir.

SHOUTOUT TO TPTB

Shoutout to Bob Stauffer and Kevin Lowe respectively. I appreciate that K-Lowe took time out of his day a few weeks back to go on Stauffer's show and call me names. I also appreciate Stauffer saying my real name on the air and DM'ing me threats on Twitter. I get it fellas. I am a nerdy blogger that lives in his Mom's basement and couldn't possibly know anything that goes on in minds as great as yours.

But you might want to rethink your approach to how you treat us young nerds though in this day and age. You might be surprised who we turn into one day.

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#51 Peter
September 30 2013, 03:01PM
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@TigerUnderGlass

No doubt! It was also clearly self propped. *side eye*

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#52 Batfink
September 30 2013, 03:36PM
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So, seeing as one "book it" internet rumour is squashed and gags isn't captain, does that mean that the "Omark, Grebs and a 4th rounder for Shea Weber" IS true?

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#53 Zipdot
September 30 2013, 05:31PM
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I think the most likely thing is that MacT wanted Gagner but Eakins overruled him with Ference. BOOK IT

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#54 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
September 30 2013, 06:29PM
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Bob Stauffer wrote:

Wanye and Oilersnation Gang,

When you step out on a limb sometimes you get it right other times wrong. These situations are fluid. I do think that Wanye you should go by your real name, just as MC 79 always has as Tyler Dellow. By all reports from those who know you, you sound like a decent, fair guy. Because of this I am surprised that you referenced a DM twitter message that should be between just the two of us. As for the suggestion that a threat was included in a message, that was certainly not my intent. If you truly feel that way I apoligize. For the poster to rip me for the Nylander fiasco...get a clue...the Oilers thought they signed him... There have certainly been other times I've been wrong...but not on Nylander. I wish you all success and health. Stay classy Edmonton.

Stauffer

as many around here will attest, having a clue is rarely one of my strong suits.

colbycosh.com/mt/2007/07/a_series_of_unfortunate_events.html

yes, the Nylander situation went sideways. Some jumped the gun before the ink was dry. Some ended up wearing it after everything fell apart.

i should have specified it wasnt only Stauffer that had that one go sideways on them. That was my bad.

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#55 Zamboni Driver
September 30 2013, 08:26PM
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I guess to me the stunning piece is anyone actually listens to Stauffer.

I guess I can see caring what all 6 cups of Kevie says since he's been behind this wonderful mess over the past 10 years - but the sellout?

Snore.

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#56 Zamboni Driver
September 30 2013, 08:36PM
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@Rob...

Bob Stauffer does and says NOTHING without approval of Six Cups, Batman and the like. He is not a reporter or analyst, he's a PR flack.

Nothing comes out of his mouth that's not approved by the entire "braintrust".

I would also point Stauffer defenders to do a little research with respect to noms de plume (look it up) in the media. Go research the names of the hosts of the Paul Brown Show on the Bear.

Terry Evans on K97 too.

You'll be surprised.

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#57 OttawaOilFan
October 01 2013, 08:37AM
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I'm a long time reader and a rare poster (usually a day late to comment on articles) but I'd like to point out Wanye that you are batting.500 right now! You totally cracked the Comrie story/rumor before it happened but no one seems to remember that. You ARE the man! Keep up the good work. Us tier 4.5 fans out of city/province appreciate what you're doing!!

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#58 Danger Pay
September 30 2013, 01:04PM
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* Warning this post is Completely Unrelated * - My Draft Team Name for 2013 - 2014

Ryder Kunitz Boyes

Hey, eh, eh, get it, get it?! So far, only 2 people have a sense of humor and it appears that will be all.

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#59 Ducey
September 30 2013, 01:06PM
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Welly welly well. Andrew Ference is the new Captain of the Oilers. To quote the immortal TowelBoy "Who saw that coming?"

Me! :)

Post 51 in Lowetide's September 26th post entitled "Hall C?"

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#60 Baresnake
September 30 2013, 01:54PM
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My comment was edited. I'M BEING CENSORED!!! ---probably a good idea, cuz I'm an idiot---

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#61 David S
September 30 2013, 02:19PM
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I've met Wanye so I'm one of the fortunate few that know his real name*. And I can tell you for a fact he would crush anybody in the Oilers organization with his telepathic mind melting LAZAR BEAMS!**

*Hint: It's not "Oodle".

**May not be "factually" true.

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#62 pkam
September 30 2013, 02:31PM
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My advice to the next lucky guy whom Wanye predicts to be a captain, put on a full armour before you leave your house.

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#63 HOFFFF
September 30 2013, 03:12PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

By the tone of this post wanye you have learned nothing.

You made a firm, declarative statement as to gagner becoming capt. Basing it on only one source you trust. (A fact that you did not reveal until now)

That certainly is far too weak a basis on which to make such a firm statement. And in a hyper-sensitive environment like the oiler-world, it was an egregious error on your part that was rightly condemned by KLOwe and BS.

So how about not pulling such stunts again. And get two reputable sources - not one - that's what ethical bloggers do.

Ok there Serious Eklund....so it wasn't an E2. Who really cares? The best scoops are the ones that take the risk of throwing it out there before anyone else. Did you already go sew a 'C' on your Gagner jersey or something? Why so serious?? Ha!

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#64 HOFFFF
September 30 2013, 04:32PM
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Brownlee was wrong once too. It happens to the best!

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#65 Serious Gord
September 30 2013, 05:22PM
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Serious Gord, you are the miley cyrus of Oilers fans. You call Oilers Now and you have nothing to add tot he conversation. You ramble nonsense and get stuck on the same flawed argument. The surprising thing is that Bob himself gives you so much air time when really the discussions between you too are some of the most ridiculous stuff out there on radio. I don't know if you and Bob are pillow buddies or what's up but you ruin the show every time you call. You make stupid generalizations like "that's what ethical bloggers do". As if you had conducted a series of studies on several bloggers, then ran an a double blind experiment, then sifted through the data and concluded with a 95% confidence interval that ethical bloggers do what you say. You want to write and talk on a higher plane, but it just comes out as if you were reading random words from a dictionary you bought at Value village. Tell you what, why don't you start your own blog where you can safely deposit all the manure that comes out of your mind instead on twerking the rest of the Oilogosphere.

Thanks for listening.

As for those scowling and sneering at my comment earlier in this thread, I would point out that on the thread that revealed the captaincy yesterday that stated Wanye was full of $hit got easily the most props - Evidence that I am by no means the only one irritated by wanye's carelessness.

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#66 The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33
September 30 2013, 05:32PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Thanks for listening.

As for those scowling and sneering at my comment earlier in this thread, I would point out that on the thread that revealed the captaincy yesterday that stated Wanye was full of $hit got easily the most props - Evidence that I am by no means the only one irritated by wanye's carelessness.

Well there you go. You just proved to yourself that most here do not like you or respect your comments. Now what?

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#67 The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33
September 30 2013, 05:34PM
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Serious Gord, you are the miley cyrus of Oilers fans. You call Oilers Now and you have nothing to add tot he conversation. You ramble nonsense and get stuck on the same flawed argument. The surprising thing is that Bob himself gives you so much air time when really the discussions between you too are some of the most ridiculous stuff out there on radio. I don't know if you and Bob are pillow buddies or what's up but you ruin the show every time you call. You make stupid generalizations like "that's what ethical bloggers do". As if you had conducted a series of studies on several bloggers, then ran an a double blind experiment, then sifted through the data and concluded with a 95% confidence interval that ethical bloggers do what you say. You want to write and talk on a higher plane, but it just comes out as if you were reading random words from a dictionary you bought at Value village. Tell you what, why don't you start your own blog where you can safely deposit all the manure that comes out of your mind instead on twerking the rest of the Oilogosphere.

You leave Miley out of this G Bear. I'll fight you!

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#68 **
September 30 2013, 05:36PM
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The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33 wrote:

You leave Miley out of this G Bear. I'll fight you!

lol ok.

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#69 Victor
September 30 2013, 07:53PM
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Regardless of you having a source saying otherwise, the BS meter in your brain should have gone off by the sheer absurdity of what you were saying. You said that Gagner would be the captain before training camp had even begun, before Eakins had even met any of his players. And then you came on here presenting that ridiculous notion as fact. I didn't hear what Stauffer or Lowe said so I won't comment on them directly, but you deserve more than a few slings and bows for that. Hopefully, you've learned your lesson... unfortunately, I doubt that's the case though.

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#70 Rob...
September 30 2013, 08:31PM
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I can easily forgive Wanye for a wacky prediction that Gagner would be the next captain. Forgiving Stauffer for weeks of being the messenger of veiled threats that the Oilers would move if they didn't get their arena deal is going to take a lot longer to forgive or forget.

If Bob didn't do that of his own accord then I hope, for his sake, that Katz lets him be the harbinger of something amazing to make up for it.

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#71 Ssseth
September 30 2013, 08:39PM
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I've been reading OilersNation daily since near inception, when the vast majority of the forum at Hockey's Future used to make fun of it and not take it seriously. "Oh! That OilersNation is nothing but a bunch of nonsense posted by a bunch of nobody's"! While the former may have been partially true at the time, the latter certainly was not. Vision folks, vision.

If I would have told Wanye years ago when I spotted him in the first prototype OilersNation t-shirt at a Oilers game that one day he would be talked about on 630 CHED by Bob Stauffer and Kevin Lowe... well he would have laughed in my face (I might have chuckled right along with him). Props and respect my man, you've done an amazing job.

On a side note - Allan Mitchell of TSN 1260... has a nice ring to it. Mad respect as well. Great to see good people get rewarded!

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#72 Naky
September 30 2013, 09:24PM
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To be fair, even when you wrote the article I assumed that it was more of a 'Gagner would be given serious consideration for captaincy' rather than 'Gagner WOULD be captain' type situation. And I think that's fair, all around, to say and while I don't know who your source was Wanye, I found it more plausible that what he had heard (or overheard) was more closely aligned to that line of thinking.

I do think (or perhaps I'd just like to think) that Gagner and Ference were the forerunners for the position in a battle between old and new blood and if Gagner doesn't have his face rearranged by a careless stick, who's to say that Gagner couldn't have won over Eakins as well.

That being said, all this drama around it all is lame. No one is right all the time. All this egg slinging by holier-than-thous is borderline ridiculous and those people need to take a step back and realize how silly they are being.

But then I remember that the internet is SERIOUS BUSINESS so with that, carry on, I suppose.

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#73 Captain Steve
September 30 2013, 10:01PM
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Why do fans need to bash media personalities in this town? If every media guy didn't speculate on rumours, gave non opinionated arguments, and didn't try to stir the pot to get people calling in or debating on blogs, what a boring off season it would be just reading "the facts". We all can read what the facts are every day. Its the personalities all of them that we should appreciate.

We should be thankful that we have 2 radio stations with quality sports coverage that we can choose from, multiple bloggers that we can visit and extend our oiler community to, and all oilers games broadcasted. I remember not so long ago when no games were broadcasted, no full time sports radio and no Oiler blogs. This all just makes it more fun and interactive. So every once and a while they will say something that will push boundaries, give some different opinions or speculate on rumours, it all is just ENTERTAINMENT. These guys are not running our country they are not perfect, they are simply giving their opinions and trying to make things interesting and give people something to debate and talk about with our friends, fans, coworkers etc and I'm thankful for all of them even if I don't like or agree with them.

Wanye - you were wrong. who cares. We debated it at work for a month, gave us something to discuss rather than work.

Next topic

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#74 27Ginge
September 30 2013, 01:09PM
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Ference will make a fine captain and provides an excellent stop gap for the franchise before having to place a lot of weight and responsibility on a young star player. 3 years from now Andrew Ference will relinquish his 'C' to the Oiler's best player and former number one overall pick. He wears #93 and has a hyphenated surname.

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#75 YFC Prez
September 30 2013, 01:38PM
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For all oiler eternity now whenever Ferrence screws up I will by default think what a better captain gags would have been.

The life of an oilers fan

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#76 @Oilanderp
September 30 2013, 06:25PM
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BArmstrong wrote:

Not Gandhi, but Nicholas Klein*

*I think, but you know what they say**

**“The trouble with quotes on the internet is it’s impossible to truly know their source.” -Abraham Lincoln

I thought it was Chuck Norris that said ALL of those things!

It's ok to be wrong Wanye. Did people think that Chuck Norris runs this site? The only time Chuck Norris was wrong was when he thought he had made a mistake.

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#77 Avatarget
September 30 2013, 07:23PM
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Batfink wrote:

So, seeing as one "book it" internet rumour is squashed and gags isn't captain, does that mean that the "Omark, Grebs and a 4th rounder for Shea Weber" IS true?

If Wayne keeps pounding out the predictions sooner or later he is bound to get one right!

****snicker*** You people are being far to kind to Wayne!

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#78 book¡e
October 01 2013, 07:31AM
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Wait, Wanye isn't his real name? Don't tell me that's not his real picture!!

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#79 Ambassador humantorch
October 01 2013, 08:08AM
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Wanye is definitely an A+++ WOULD HANG OUT WITH AGAIN individual.

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#80 916oiler
September 30 2013, 02:45PM
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All good Wayne, your articles are awesome and you love the Oilers.

Next topic!

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#81 number99
September 30 2013, 04:35PM
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@ Wanye

If it makes you feel any better, I signed up for StreakCred....

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#82 David S
September 30 2013, 06:56PM
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Bob Stauffer wrote:

Wanye and Oilersnation Gang,

When you step out on a limb sometimes you get it right other times wrong. These situations are fluid. I do think that Wanye you should go by your real name, just as MC 79 always has as Tyler Dellow. By all reports from those who know you, you sound like a decent, fair guy. Because of this I am surprised that you referenced a DM twitter message that should be between just the two of us. As for the suggestion that a threat was included in a message, that was certainly not my intent. If you truly feel that way I apoligize. For the poster to rip me for the Nylander fiasco...get a clue...the Oilers thought they signed him... There have certainly been other times I've been wrong...but not on Nylander. I wish you all success and health. Stay classy Edmonton.

Stauffer

Whoah! I had to prop this.

I know it's not really possible due to "rights" and "contracts" and such but sometimes I wish guys like Bob, Spec and Dan Tencer (yeah, I'm gonna get my ass kicked for that one) would join in the fray here sometimes. Nothing but good would come from that.*

*Past the media celeb trolling that'd happpen for the first couple of months.

*Dares to dream*

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#83 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
September 30 2013, 07:40PM
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"But you might want to rethink your approach to hot you treat us young nerds though in this day and age. You might be surprised who we turn into one day."

Ooooh. Passive agressive threats based on your own success. Absolutely love it. You certainly seem to have a lot of drive Wanye.

I've completely lost all respect for Mr Lowe. Not a fan of how he deals with fans.

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#84 a lg dubl dubl
September 30 2013, 08:05PM
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you're still my hero wanye, you have this cool website all about the oilers and stuff, that's almost as cool as the batcave...almost*

*if the oilers win the cup in 2 yrs it automatically becomes cooler

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#85 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
September 30 2013, 09:25PM
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David S wrote:

Whoah! I had to prop this.

I know it's not really possible due to "rights" and "contracts" and such but sometimes I wish guys like Bob, Spec and Dan Tencer (yeah, I'm gonna get my ass kicked for that one) would join in the fray here sometimes. Nothing but good would come from that.*

*Past the media celeb trolling that'd happpen for the first couple of months.

*Dares to dream*

Well, you can bet your ass they be lurking and reading.

You could also be safe in assuming there are a few around here that use clever names and go "undercover" and join the ranks of the second tier fans

**puts tinfoil hat back on**

Edit: if that was the real stauffer posting I give him mad props. While my initial reaction to the get a clue shot was less than favourable, I like that I can take my shot and get it right back in a pretty decent way.

If that was you real Stauffer, thanks for dropping by.

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#86 mayorblaine
September 30 2013, 03:05PM
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i don't understand ANY backlash towards Wanye being incorrect. no big deal.

i am genuinely interested that people hold this much interest in it tho. weird.

Ference is a good, solid choice.

moving on...

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#87 MATTY22
September 30 2013, 03:20PM
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Wayne is a scruffy looking Nerf herder.

Oh yeah, that stings. Poor Wayne.

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#88 G Money
September 30 2013, 05:10PM
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CONSIDER YOURSELF SLINGSED AND ARROWSESD AND HATERED!

THAT IS ALL.

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#89 Batfink
September 30 2013, 07:38PM
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I used to believe in you Jonny Rainbow. Now I don't believe in nuthin'!

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#90 Peter
October 01 2013, 08:03AM
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Perhaps Wayne heard right and his friend just forgot to finish his sentence that Gagner was in fact captain....of the kids club. Honest question though, do they usually make the captain the captain of the kids club too? If not, that might have been a tip off, but I'm not sure what the usual deal is so...

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#91 Zipdot
September 30 2013, 10:46PM
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Undercover media types eh? Huh. Weird!

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#92 VK63
October 01 2013, 12:51AM
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David S wrote:

Wouldn't it be a kick in the nads if Gagner WAS going to be the C and once Lowe and MacT got wind of Wanye leaking how the decision was made - THEY CHANGED THEIR MINDS AND CHOOSE FERENCE JUST TO SHOW WHO'S BOSS!

Wanye may just have single-handedly changed the future of the Oilers!

*Mind blown*

I am absolutely confident that the above is a dead lock certainty!!

Hey wanye you lying fool... wanna go to the game tomorrow night?

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#93 Jaw17
October 01 2013, 09:43AM
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I missed the Lowe and stauffer calling you names thing, that's funny!

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#94 BK
October 01 2013, 04:39PM
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You had me till the doughnut shop thingy.

I know you would never put this baby or any of it's devoted followers into a place of ridicule unless there was an honest belief it would happen.

On a MUCH grander note, congrats on your HUGE overnight growth with ANOTHER digital acquisition.

Very Katz of you to cover up a missed call by buying up competition! :)

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