Everyone’s new favourite Soviet Space Cowboy is currently riding Sputnik on a low sub orbital flight path into the frozen City of Champions. While we await his arrival and his showdown with Dubie for the starting tendy position, let’s enjoy some photoshop entries shall we?
ENTRY ONE – SPACE CADET
Things get off on the right foot with this entry showing Bryz in a cool ol’ comic book cover. This brings so many questions to light. Who is he carrying? Does that lifeless corpse represent a composite of the entire Oilers lineup? Is that a real ray gun? Who is he talking to on his old tymey two ray radio? Is it Katz or perhaps the Kremlin directly?
In any event. Sick.
ENTRY TWO – BRYZ LIGHTYEAR
This is a great entry too. Bryz Lightyear indeed. We haven’t had the good fortune to see any of the Toy Story franchise but we are told by the facebook messages that our unverified children send on Father’s Day that they are quite good. They also suggest we "maybe meet one day." No dice kids.
Bonus points for the old 3rd jersey logo.
ENTRY THREE – PLAYOFFS
This is an eerie entry. Having seen the movie we can say that the cold lifeless expanse of outer space is an excellent proxy for the environment we inhabit as Oilers fans these days. Wait a minute *squints at photo* does that say we make the playoffs in Spring 2015???
ENTRY FOUR – CALM DOWN
This is the entry that instills in us the greatest sense of hope. Look at Bryz, calmly walking through what appears to be the Nevada desert en route from Las Vegas to Edmonton. He has the look of a man who is coming to kick some serious ass, put some serious numbers on the board and sign another 51 million dollar contract in the offseason.
Please let the Gods of Space and Time let that be here in Edmonton.
ENTRY FIVE – BEAR BATTLE
Oh baby. This is just a great great entry. Look at the detail. Look at the ferocity. Look at the bears! In our imaginary world we can imagine the Oilers booking a legit grizzly bear to bring in Bryz from the airport when he arrives. We also imagine throngs of Edmontonians braving the cold to line Gateway Boulevard to cheer on their new hero.
But then again we also spent the offseason imagining the Oilers would vault themselves all the way up to 13th in the Western Conference so perhaps we should just keep our fantasies to ourselves for the time being.
So drop a vote for your favourite. The winner is going to get one of the first Bryzgalov jersies on the market. A big thank you goes out to the 31 entries we received this time around. Well played everyone.