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Santa Letters: Part One

This is my first Christmas writing for the Nation and after getting my hands on a couple of Nation hoodies I’m really feeling like part of the family!

I sat down with my own family and wrote letters to Santa last week, this week I’m going to sit down and write some letters to Santa for the Nation.

CONNOR MCDAVID:

DEAR SANTA,

I’ve been a very good boy this year. My peers have the utmost respect for me and actually voted for me as the most outstanding player in the entire National Hockey League. I’ve recently decided to grow my hair out and, not to sound too conceited, it looks really good. For Christmas this year I would like a Conair Even Cut Ultra-Sharp Hair Cut Kit. Also, if it’s not too much to ask I’d like Leon to move his feet just a little bit more.

Your Friend, Connor

LEON DRAISAITL:

Lieber Weihnachtsman,

I’ll be honest; all I want for Christmas this year is a little bit of rest. I’ve been overplayed for the majority of the season and because of that people seem to think I’m lazy. I’m not lazy; I’m just tired.

Danke, Leon.

ALEX CHIASSON:

Dear Santa,

I’m good.

Enjoy the holidays, Alex.

RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS:

Santa!

It’s me, Ryan! My friends and admirers call me Nuge, they want me to stay here in Edmonton forever. For Christmas this season I’d love to have some help organizing all of my fan mail. I think a person who could play the role of president of the Nuge Fan Club would be ideal. Having some help would allow me to remain focused on the task at hand. Leading the Oilers to a Stanley Cup.

Thank you very much, Ryan.

JESSE PULJUJARVI:

Rakas Joulupukki!

I like Christmas, yup!. It’s good here, yup! I’d like to spend Christmas Day on outdoor rink, yup! New coach is good, yup!

Jesse, Yup!

JUJHAR KHAIRA:

Hi Santa

I know if you have been watching recently you’ll think I’ve been a naughty boy lately but that’s really not the case. I was actually just responding to something that Dunn guy did to me. So for Christmas this year I’d like to be reimbursed for the amount of $7,258.

Thanks, Jujhar

KYLE BRODZIAK:

Hello Santa!

I won’t waste your time; I know how this works. I’d like a few wingers who could finish and maybe a younger, fresh set of legs for myself.

Thanks, Kyle.

MILAN LUCIC:

Hello Again Santa,

I know I’ve written you close to a dozen times this past year so you probably know what’s coming. I’m still just asking for a goal, not five goals, not ten goals, just one goal. I’ve done everything else that is asked of me. The coach has asked me to crash and bang so I’ve crashed and I’ve banged. I’m desperate at this point, if you want extra cookies left out I can make it happen. If you would prefer a tall glass of rum and eggnog instead of milk consider it done. Please help.

Much appreciated, Milan.

ZACH KASSIAN:

Hi Santa,

I’d like some new socks, a little chocolate and a Nintendo Switch.

You the man, Zach

DRAKE CAGGIULA:

Hey man,

I know this is asking a lot but I think I’d like to have Todd McLellan come back for Christmas. Todd really believed in me and gave me much more opportunity then I’ve been getting since Hitch took over.

Everybody loves me, The Drake…LOL

TOBIAS REIDER:

Lieber Weihnachtsman,

I know Looch also asked you for a goal but at this point he’s just getting greedy. I haven’t scored a single goal since I moved to Edmonton. So if you wouldn’t mind taking the goal that you have in your sack and give it to me instead of Looch that would be great.

Thanks, Toby

TY RATTIE:

Hey Santa,

I don’t know if this is possible but is there any way you could make the regular season as easy as the pre-season, that’d be great.

Here’s Hoping, Ty

RYAN SPOONER:

Hey Big Guy,

I’d like a trade back to New York in exchange for Ryan Strome. I can’t lie, the trade never really made any sense and I think it would be best if Ryan comes back to Edmonton and I get to go back to New York.

Thanks, Ryan

VALENTIN ZYKOV:

ДОРОГОЙ САНТА,

I’d just like a chance. I’ve only played three games since joining this new club and have only played more than ten minutes one time. Also, I’d like people to pronounce my name correctly.

Спасибо, Valentin

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What would you like to see some of these guys get for Christmas?

Previously by Dustin Nielson:



      • Spydyr

        Please tell us how successful Hemsky was after he left Edmonton. As far as I can tell he score 32 goals in 5 years on 3 different teams and yet you have the audacity to call others dumb?

        • gr8haluschak

          You are a prime example of how dumb Oilers fans are – just look at your plethora of useless posts. What does Hemsky’s past his prime years stats have to do with anything about my comment of how this garbage fan base constantly called him out on everything he did and now the same so called fans are doing it with Leon.

          • gr8haluschak

            Spydyr, your comprehension advice is as useful as a one legged man giving advice on how to kick someone in the ass. Humor me mr expert, and that is a generous term based on the mountain of manure that you call posts, how does what Ales Hemsky’s post Oiler performance have anything to do with how he was basically called garbage for the majority of time with the Oilers, despite being the best player on the roster (sans the year they had Pronger) for such a crappy team.

      • Glencontrolurstik

        He’s big & his skating style has always made him look slow. Even back in Jr. he looked like an effort to skate, but it’s just his style. He does seem to get open and gain the zone most times & yes he has to out-performed Tavares every season he has played…

  • elliotsmom

    Dear Santa—-It’s me Lynn. I hate to bother you again, but I’m asking for the same thing as I’ve been asking for for the last 3 years. A new GM that knows how to build a roster and not lose so many trades. One that has a plan that actually works. This General Disappointment we have just isn’t working for any of us. By the way Santa, I want to thank you for the early Hitchmas gift you gave us. Merry Hitchmas Santa. See ya in a few!!!!

  • Natejax97

    Could I just have 2 fingers for Klef, titanium leg parts for Sek, cast iron groin for Russell and bubble wrap for Drai Nuge and McDavid. That s all.

    Actually…just good health for the Oilers for the rest of the year. I would trade all my presents for good health for these guys and a trip to the playoffs.

  • Spydyr

    Santa can we please get a top pairing defenceman?

    Santa whispers back “Just be a little more patient faithful Oiler fans he will be there shortly. He is just a little busy representing his Country right now.”

  • TKB2677

    Definitely forgot about about Talbot. I hope Talbot went to a mall, sat on Santa’s knee and asked for his goaltending ability back. We haven’t seen it since May 2017 when the Oilers got screwed by the Ducks in the playoffs. It’s be cool if he could get that back.

    Benning should ask to remember how to play defense again. Haven’t seen that since the 2016-2017 season.

    Klefbom should ask for one of those shooter tutors you strap into a hockey net and the ability to stay healthy.

  • Rob...

    Needs to be a Stalking Connor episode about Mess getting him the Conair for Christmas. “Conair for Connor (pronouncing it the same)… get it Connor? Get it? Because they sound the same. Call me Connor, Call me… it’s Mess!”

  • Johnny Zylon

    Dear Santa, for Christmas this year I would like NHL referees that actually call the games by the rules, are consistent in how they interpret the rules and not influenced by corporate greed in Toronto. I would also like Gary Bettman to retire and either the Florida Panthers or Carolina Hurricanes to re-locate to Quebec City. Plus some new socks.

  • CaptainCanada94

    I am just thankful that we are still in the midst of the playoff picture come December. There have been far too many years, where all I am looking forward to is World Juniors and who the #1 pick will be.

    Given our lottery ticket, unacceptable! However compared to the DOD, I will take it.

  • Ted

    On the twelfth day of Christmas my Blue and Orange gave to me!
    Twelve driven forwards,
    Eleven goals a Kassian,
    Tenth leading power play,
    Nine million dollar trade,
    Eight McDavid point night,
    Seven shut outs a Koskinen,
    THE SIXTH HOLY GRAIL,
    Five powerplay specialists,
    Four rounds in the playoffs,
    Three Lucic goals,
    Two Turtles destroyed by Khaira,
    … and a McDavid hoisting the cup or three!
    BOOM