Hi, Oilers. Remember us? We're the fans that love you no matter what.
For some reason, we've always liked the underdog. We've always had an affinity for the team that tried their damnedest but somehow came up short.
We respect a team like that. And we've been saying it for three years but someday and some season, this will be it. This will be the season that they make the play offs and this is the season that Ales Hemsky plays a full season.
Guess all we can do is hope.
As hockey fans we cannot wait to see Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi play again. We can't wait to see the Oilers play tough hockey together and become this season's Goonies.
As hockey fans we just want the best for the Pilers because they're a good team and we can see that they're just on the cusp of greatness. If they all hold up physically and can actually score goals/stop them.
General Manager - Steve Tambellini
Coach - Tom Renney
Team Captain - Shawn Horcoff
Player(s) everyone should love - Magnus Paajarvi & Linus Omark
yes they come as a package, duh
Player we don’t love - Tom Gilbert
Who they got - Andy Sutton, Darcy Hordichuk, Eric Belanger, Ryan Smyth, Cam Barker & Ben Eager
Who they lost - Andrew Cogliano, Steve MacIntyre, Jeff Deslauriers, JF Jacques, Jim Vandermeer, Sheldon Souray & Jason Strudwick
Located at - Rexall Place
Hotness level - 8
If you want a mathematical equation...
(1)One point for Eric Belanger's faceoff skillz and general badass-ness
(2)One point for the Swedes
(3)One point for the bromance of Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle
(4)One point for Ryan Whitney (in some circles he could be a detriment but he's funny and adorably snarky)
(5)One point for Ales Hemsky's English skillz
(6)One point for Ladislav Smid's toothless smile
(7)One point for Sam Gagner and his ears
(8)The last point for Devan Dubnyk's sense of humor
That equals 8 so add it up, beetches.