Monday, March 17, 2008

Oilers Bandwagon

The Edmonton Oilers are racing to both "Screw Brian Burke" and make the playoffs. Ok, I have no idea if the actual Oilers are in on this, but the fans sure as hell are. The boys over at Covered in Oil have been all over the race to screw Brian Burke, and the Oilers fans on HF Boards and elsewhere (Facebook, Edmonton in general) have decided that the karma is with them again like it was in '06. I fully support this run, and so should you because the Oilers got screwed in the Finals, and Brian Burke is a huge douche. (sorry, Finny)

Besides, who doesn't love Sam Gagner? He's so awesome.

8 comments:

Dare said...

I just find it hilarious that the Edmonton media (or really, Western Canada in general) are the first to jump on the 'stop reporting/putting on TV/mentioning at all' bandwagon with respect to Toronto (now six points back with nine games to play), but are all over the Oilers' equally futile playoff hopes (seven points back with nine games to play).

The divisional games are (obviously) going to play a huge role in the NW. It'll be interesting to see how things shake down in the next two weeks.

Bring on the second season!

Shan said...

The Oilers will not make the playoffs, but it's neat because they only need one team to self-destruct in order to have a chance to get in and Calgary, Vancouver and Colorado all sit at 84. Unfortunately, it would take a lot more than Sam Gagner to lead them there. You'd probably need Ryan Smyth.

CKim said...

If the Oilers go to the shootout for the rest of their games, they could make the playoffs, ...right?

And who doesn't <3 Gagner??

leanne said...

I've been forced to cheer for the Oilers for reasons of standings.

A little piece of my soul has died.

leanne said...

I've been forced to cheer for the Oilers for reasons of standings.

A little piece of my soul has died.

Kirsten said...

Dare-indeed. This is almost the best time of the hockey season!

Shan-Says who? Maybe they will make the playoffs. Vancouver could self destruct, and I don't think Pheonix really will be able to do anything.

Ckim-It's SO true. Sam Gagner will help them with those shootouts, too.

Leanne-It's ok! You will survive. I promise. Iginla understands your pain and will comfort you by scoring 4000 goals against the Wild on Saturday. (not that I'm condoning this by any means...just stating facts)

Dare said...

Only five points back now...

In other news, the Capitals are only two points back of the Flyers. TANK PHILLY TANK.

Shan said...

There are a ton of people cheering for the Caps and probably more jeering the Flyers (even in Philly). I'd rather see the Sabres get in than the Flyers.