Photoshop Contest – Oil Changed


Has it actually been 3 months since we’ve had a photoshop contest? Well then that is something we shall have to remedy, isn’t it?  As such, I’ve dug around in Wanye’s desk, raided the Nation warehouse, begged a few sponsors, gathered some goodies, and we’re all set to go.  With the prizes set, and an idea in mind, the rest will be up to you. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s photoshop contest time.



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Over the past few seasons, we’ve all watched the Oilers rebuild through the TV documentary Oil Change.  When the show was first launched, Taylor Hall was a fresh draftee and there was hope in Oil Country that things would finally turn around.  Unfortunately, that did not happen – we haven’t even been close. Not only did the Oilers NOT turn things around, they went on to draft 1st overall for the next 2 years and haven’t been in the same area code as a playoff appearance in nearly a decade.  At the very least, we were all able to watch nothing happen in great detail courtesy of Oil Change.

When I got home from vacation I was catching up on Oilers news, and one of the first things I noticed was that Oil Change had been cancelled. Well… put on ‘hiatus’ anyway.  This can’t be?  The Oilers were actually cancelling the doc series that was supposed to show the team rise from the ashes of sucktacular hockey?  At first, I couldn’t believe it, but then it started to make sense.  Maybe having cameras in the team’s face, as they went through losing season after losing season, wasn’t the best idea.



Personally, I’m sad that Oil Change has been cancelled.  I liked the behind the scenes look at what the team was doing.  It’s not like Oil Change showed all the details of how trades worked from beginning to end, or exactly how negotiations went with free agents, but it was a taste.  For an Oilers junkie like me, the taste from behind the scenes was good enough and I’m going to miss it. I can’t help but wonder if the series would have been cancelled if the Oilers hadn’t been a lottery team for the thousandth straight year?

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This gave us an idea.



What if Oil Change hadn’t been cancelled this year? What if there had been another season? What would the slogan for this year have been? Oil Change: Overdrive? We’ve been there – that was season 2. Oil Change: All In? Nope, that was last season.  We need a new cliche. There needs to be a new slogan for our beloved Oilers, and we need you to come up with it.  This time around, the topic for the photoshop contest topic is to come up with an Oil Change poster as if this season of the show hadn’t been cancelled.

If you were in control of the Oil Change franchise, what would season 5 have been called?

The Prizes:

  • 1st Place – A Nation Gear tee, $40 in Pint GCs, $40 in Oodle Noodle GCs, and a Nation sticker package.
  • 2nd Place – $20 in Pint GCs, $20 in Oodle Noodle GCs, and a Nation sticker package.
  • 3rd Place – $20 in Oodle Noodle GCs, and a Nation sticker package.
  • Everyone that enters the contest will get a $5 Oodle Noodle GC and a Nation sticker package.
The sky is the limit here as long as your photo entry relates to the new season (or lack thereof) of Oil Change. The deadline to enter will be next Tuesday at 11:59pm (September 2nd) and we’ll take the best entries and put them up for a vote.  The winner will be selected through the Nation Polls and prizes will be distributed accordingly.  

To submit an entry, email it to me at [email protected]. I also want to thank the fine folks at Oodle Noodle, and the Pint for providing the prizes for the contest!

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  • Admiral Ackbar

    My favorite title so far is “Oil Change Season 5: Fist?” Just like so many “Fists” on ON, Oilers brass seems so sure that they’re so awesome, only to look like complete idiots. Not sure how you’d make that into a Photoshopped pic, but the idea made me laugh.

  • Serious Gord

    OT, but this would the most impactful event in hockey in a generation rivalling the lost season.

    Woke up and read this this morning:

    The report says Vegas, Toronto seattle and Quebec City are ALL getting teams in 2017.

    That’s three seasons from now.

    Makes sense – especially the expansion fees that would be charged in three of those cities (can’t see Quebec City which has already had an nhl team in the past having to pay one).

    All have new stadiums being built looking for keystone sports tenants (seattle will have an new nba team at the same time) so the nhl is smart to try and get in first.

    Looking ahead it will likely make for exciting high scoring hockey as all large expansions have in the past as the quality of defence (and goaltending) suffers more than offence.

    And if the oil is expected to have several star players at their career peak about that time, it could be under big time pressure in the expansion draft – losing lots of higher quality prospects as I suspect the next expansion draft will be cap-based not player-based.

    Whole that will be bad news, the good news will be that four more teams will likely be guaranteed to be worse than the oil.

    • Vaclav

      Quebec City wouldn’t have to pay an expansion fee?

      Where do I sign up to be the new owner of the 2017 Nordiques gifted a $400M hockey team without having to pay a cent?

  • Serious Gord

    I’m no good at Photoshop, so I offer up my title for consideration. The time of season and our hope for a move up inspired me…

    Oil Change 5 – End of the Fall

  • BlazingSaitls

    The Las Vegas “Bet we dont last longs”

    The Quebec “Poquois”

    The Toronto “one bad team is not enuffs”

    The Seattle “expansion means Oilers can make the playoffs…rights?” (meant for this to be posted on the S.Dangle post…tired)

  • I was working on concepts last night. Couldn’t come up with one that wouldn’t involve a tersely worded letter from a local law office or the Oilers zamboni being parked behind Wanye’s car at the ON world wide HQ.