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.