Photoshop Contest - Offseason Training - the Finalists

baggedmilk
May 14 2014 02:03PM

YOU-BE-THE-JUDGE

Before we even get to the finalists, I just have to say thank you to everyone that sent something in.  I don't think I've laughed that hard in a while.  There is nothing Oilers related that has made me this happy in a very long time!  You guys are geniuses, I commend you and bow to your greatness.

To be honest, I was actually surprised by how many entries came in - there were over 30!  With so many entries, the way we worked which photos made the finals was that I printed everything out and everyone at Nation HQ voted this morning. As a thank you for taking the time to make something, everyone that entered will be getting a $5 GC from Oodle Noodle and a sticker package from the Nation. I'll also be posting everyone else on my Instagram (shameless plug alarm) because I thought they were hilarious.

The finalists have been listed in order of when they were submitted - just to make sure everything is all random like cause I'm a professional like that. Here we go...

1) Dance is Life

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Nothing will snap a group of young men into shape like the beauty of dance! You should note the flirty look on Jordan Eberle's face. Did Marcobello told a joke? Is he just admiring Taylor Hall's Vogue pose? Oh the secrets that he must have.

2) Recess

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If you've ever played competitive hopscotch you know just how tiring it can be. If I was to guess, Dallas Eakins is probably on the prowl for any counterfeit snacks that might have snuck in.  He has a look on his face that says "more carrots, less fun."

3) Oil Wars

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One of the most important parts of training is making sure your mind is fit and I think that's what the creator was going for here. Either that or he wants us to know that Dallas Eakins is ill.  I've been that shade of green before but it was from some sketchy street food I ate in Manila. Regardless, young Yakupov does not appear to be enjoying the massage. 

4) Speed Training

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Personally, I'm offended at how much joy the other Oilers are getting out of watching Yak run away from this German Shepard. The joke on them though, Nail Yakupov can outrun any breed of dog - domesticated or otherwise.

5) Live by the Sword

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This one reminds me of that scene in Kung Fu Panda when Jack Black is in the mountains learning his craft. I like the way that Yakupov looks evil possessed while Nuge and Hall are deeply focused. Their Kung Fu is strong, and let's hope it carries over to the upcoming season.

6) Born to be Wild

ferrence-teaches-lil-nuge-to-ride-a-bike

Now that those training wheels are off, who knows where Lil Nugey might end up!  There's so many new adventures that he can get up to now. Farewell, Lil Nugey, be sure to write to us of your adventures!  It's also worth noting that Baby Nuge isn't wearing a helmet - WHAT IF HE FALLS?!? 

The Voting

To everyone that is a fan of the pollz, I apologize in advance because the Photoshop Entries are taking over. The voting will be up throughout the weekend, and the winner will be contacted Tuesday morning.  In the rare event of a tie, the candidates will have to joust atop the High Level Bridge until someone plummets into the North Saskatchewan. (In the unlikely event of a tie, we'll figure something out)

Campaigning is welcome and encouraged. Who will win? Let's find out!

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#2 D
May 14 2014, 02:14PM
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The look on Dallas Yoda's face is priceless.

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#3 Dave240
May 14 2014, 02:24PM
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Dance is Life is the best concept.

Oil Wars is the best in terms of execution. That's some solid PS work there.

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#4 Quicksilver ballet
May 14 2014, 02:26PM
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Speed training for me.

Give anything to see Dallas Eakins turn, without the jacket though.

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#5 Baresnake
May 14 2014, 02:29PM
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It appears as though none of my 5 entries made the cut. Note to self; Suck less at Photoshop!!! Nice job by the finalists!!

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#8 LOIL99
May 14 2014, 02:34PM
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Baresnake wrote:

It appears as though none of my 5 entries made the cut. Note to self; Suck less at Photoshop!!! Nice job by the finalists!!

And suck less at hitting enter once.

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#9 OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM
May 14 2014, 02:45PM
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Born to be Wild #LoveThatKid

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#10 backup bob
May 14 2014, 02:54PM
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#6-Born to be wild! Now that is funny.

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#11 Jay87
May 14 2014, 02:55PM
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These are freaking hilariousssssss!!!

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#12 David S
May 14 2014, 02:55PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

In a way, it bummed me out that there were so many awesome pictures that came in. You guys haven't seen the half of them!

*cough* Oilers Nation Art Gallery *cough*

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#13 David S
May 14 2014, 02:56PM
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Also - SPEED TRAINING FTW

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#15 The Towel Boy
May 14 2014, 03:10PM
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Crap. I totally forgot to do this!

Let me rephrase that: I totally forgot to WIN THIS ONE.

*pets Bryzgalov jersey*

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#16 John Chambers
May 14 2014, 03:24PM
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Dance Dance Dance all summer long! Better burn off those calories, baby, if Pat Swayze is going to pair with you for the time of your life.

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#17 Taylor Gang
May 14 2014, 03:33PM
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The recess one because Dallas looks hilariously dumb.

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#18 Bucknuck
May 14 2014, 03:53PM
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Dallas Eakins workout, if only because I had to give my head a shake and look again... and then laugh.

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#19 Bobby mac
May 14 2014, 04:53PM
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Did anyone else notice Eberle's nip in Dance is Life haha. Wanye would lose it!

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#20 RexHolez
May 14 2014, 05:14PM
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Where's the "fire Lowe" entry?

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#21 vetinari
May 14 2014, 05:25PM
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Awesome entries, everyone...

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#22 Butters
May 14 2014, 05:39PM
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These entries are ****** hilarious.

BM, would it be bad form to ask if we could see the other entries? After the contest is over of course.

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#23 bwar
May 14 2014, 06:27PM
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Oil Wars is just too strong. The other ones are funny but Oil Wars is just flat out the best entry.

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#25 book¡e
May 14 2014, 06:50PM
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David S wrote:

*cough* Oilers Nation Art Gallery *cough*

What kind of idiot would suggest such a thing?

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#26 Chris
May 14 2014, 08:04PM
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RexHolez wrote:

Where's the "fire Lowe" entry?

If all you're going to do is talk about firing Lowe every time you come here you should start a Twitter account that no one will read. You're boring.

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#27 dougtheslug
May 14 2014, 09:37PM
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Loved "recess". Eakins as the teacher that hated letting kids have fun. Priceless.

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#28 mesa
May 14 2014, 09:49PM
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i could see eberly's boobs in the first one .nice

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#29 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
May 14 2014, 09:53PM
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Oil Wars all day and night.

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#30 Vincheese
May 14 2014, 10:19PM
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Honorable mention to all.

In terms of a seamless photoshop, "Oil Wars" wins.

the only downside is that it didn't include more of the team. Other than that, it's perfect. Excellent "Skillz", a meaningful message, and first-rate photos.

BOOM--Oil Wars wins......

Amazing how many of these focus on Yak!!!!! Guess now that jelly donut Penner is gone, he's an easy target for this.

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#31 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
May 14 2014, 10:58PM
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Anyone remember that one photoshop of Lowe/MacT onto the Stepbrothers cover? The tagline killed me: 'From the guys that almost brought you Heatley and Hossa...'

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#32 David S
May 14 2014, 11:39PM
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book¡e wrote:

What kind of idiot would suggest such a thing?

It's been "on the books" for a while now.

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Well done everybody. Speed training: who's that in the background? Is that the braintrust? Almost missed it.

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#34 RexHolez
May 15 2014, 04:39AM
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Chris wrote:

If all you're going to do is talk about firing Lowe every time you come here you should start a Twitter account that no one will read. You're boring.

I'm sorry if my 1-2 sentence long comments are to much of a hassle for you to skip over. But firing Lowe is the only thing worth talking about with this team, so it looks like I'm gonna bore you until he's gone.

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#35 pelhem grenville
May 15 2014, 04:52AM
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David S wrote:

*cough* Oilers Nation Art Gallery *cough*

wink wink nudge nudge as well David S.

if no ONAG soon there will be consequences possibly even a cyber coup revolt thingy!!!

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#36 Bishai in the Benches
May 15 2014, 07:09AM
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I love RNH in Recess. I wish we could go back to the days where he was jovially skipping, carefree and fancy fly, not having to worry about any of this scoring goals and backchecking for a crappy defence BS.

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#37 JMO
May 15 2014, 07:11AM
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Thanks for the support for Oil Wars. Glad the attention to detail didn't go unnoticed.

I submitted another one with hockey-stick lightsabers... maybe a bit much.

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#38 JMO
May 15 2014, 07:34AM
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Had an idea to do a Nuge Eakins 'Karate Kid' pic too... but my heart wouldn't let me turn Eakin's ridiculous full head of emo hair into a white cul-de-sac. I would never be able to forgive myself.

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#39 RexHolez
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JMO wrote:

Thanks for the support for Oil Wars. Glad the attention to detail didn't go unnoticed.

I submitted another one with hockey-stick lightsabers... maybe a bit much.

You have more photoshop talent in your nail clippings than I will ever posses

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#40 RexHolez
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Shoulda done a survivor themed one where Lowe is voted off the island

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#41 1979
May 15 2014, 08:22AM
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Oil wars is hilarious and done so well... Yak's hair...awesome!! That being said, Speed Training wins it hands down to me! It fits the contest best and Mac's and K Lowe's faces in the background...perfect!! Great work everybody!!

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#42 shanetrain
May 15 2014, 09:29AM
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How do you just pick one?!

Awesome work!

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#43 oilerjed
May 15 2014, 10:13AM
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Very well done fellas/fellettes! I wanted to pick speed traing because that is hilarious but after looking a few extra times to reduce the immensely creepy nature of the pic I realized just how long it must have taken to find just the right pics for each "dancer". Spot on.

Dancers by a very creepy nose!

edit: Disclosure - speed training is now my desktop. Couldnt handle seeing the dancers that often.

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#44 JMO
May 15 2014, 07:36PM
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Oil Wars is only in 3rd place………… COLLUSION!

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#45 tyler isbister
May 15 2014, 08:49PM
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Oil wars

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#46 BLAKPOO
May 15 2014, 11:52PM
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Speed training is amazing. The look on Yak's face, like he's saying "It's your fault I have to do this sh*t" .. makes me laugh every time I look at it.

I'm also gonna be the jerk that points out that the apostrophe in Dance is Life is in the wrong spot. Great pic though!

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