The Edmonton Oil Kings and the Portland Winterhawks faceoff tonight in Game Three of the WHL finals. Last season’s championship felt like a free lottery win, expectations weren’t high (how could they win, they were all kids!) but this season has the feel of a ‘must win’ and a better fate at the Memorial Cup.

The means pressure. A lot of pressure.


Gernat leads the club in plus minus, Ewanyk is having a nice playoff, Moroz has been less of a factor this series than he was in previous series this spring. Musil has been splendid to my eye this playoff against Portland, and Lazar is just  a really smart hockey player. I’d also throw Ashton Sautner out there as a guy to watch for Oiler fans, maybe he ends up playing for the NHL team one day.

Go Oil Kings.

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38 Responses to "OIL KINGS V WINTERHAWKS WHL FINAL 7.5.13"

  1. Lucinius says:

    Unrelated to the Oil Kings, but…

    Watching Sens/Habs and god damn I hate this announcer. Worst in the business.

  2. RickDeckard says:


    Is it Bob Cole? Cole is senile and should be put down.

  3. Jon K says:

    I really like Stephane Legault, at least at the junior level. I wonder if there would be interest from the Oilers in signing him to a minor league contract. Start him off in the E and see how he progresses over time? I recall that he’s been to at least one of the Oilers’ summer development camps.

  4. Lucinius says:


    Yeah, its Bob Cole. Hate him. He can’t announce for shit. He struggles to follow play, rambles, routinely fucks up who is doing what, repeats himself.. and his enunciations are so very bad.

  5. Racki says:

    I will be headed to the game tonight.. there’s still plenty of tickets left, from what I understand. Some of you should jump on that opportunity.. should be rockin at Rexall tonight! G’Oilkings!

  6. Smarmy says:

    I wish both teams could find a way to lose.

  7. Lowetide says:

    go OIL KINGS! Big game tonight.

  8. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    I’m not sure I hate anything more that this smarmy kid pushing some Telus BS in the HNIC commercial breaks.

  9. Lucinius says:

    God damn these Islanders have the Pens struggling a surprising amount.

    Also, the refs are horrendous. Pens getting away with a staggering amount of crap.

  10. Smarmy says:

    This Islanders game owns. The crowd is crazy and Fleury is terrible. Good God that coffin nail goal was terrible he sucks so bad.

  11. Lucinius says:

    Isles! Nice.

  12. Smarmy says:

    Man I miss how crazy Edmonton got in the playoffs. I wasn’t sober for a month during the cup run.

  13. Lucinius says:


    Its hilarious. Second goal he allowed in that game that wouldn’t even have hit the net. I love me some Fleury!

    Isles by 2 was my bet, fantastic odds. Fleury earned me $1200. I’m going to pay severely soon because so far I’ve got to be using all my luck/karma/whatever on my bets so far (I’m up almost five grand overall from just the games already played!).

  14. Lucinius says:

    Holy shit.. Ottawa ties it up! If they win I’m going to win another bet (albeit smaller, lower odds — but, still!) and won’t come out any worse than up by seven hundred on the night, regardless of how the other two games go.

  15. Smarmy says:

    Sens tie it up. Jays tie it up. Sports is the best!

  16. BlacqueJacque says:

    Sens Win! Sens Win!

  17. Lucinius says:

    Thank you Sens!

    My bookie is going to hate me tomorrow. Especially if San Jose and Chicago win…

  18. BlacqueJacque says:

    Bookie is a frogfan, and a Dys fan?


  19. gogliano says:


    This Vancouver series has been magnificent fun. Best time ever to be an Oil fan in SJ.

  20. Racki says:

    Well, I was going to post that at least the Canucks are losing.. but.. fuck. What a crap night! :P

  21. Lucinius says:

    San Jose, noooooo! You’re supposed to win this!

  22. Racki says:

    3-3… woooooooooooooooooot.

  23. Lucinius says:

    Ah… thank you Bieksa.

  24. Racki says:


  25. LMHF#1 says:

    And the stupidest bunch of losers in the NHL is rightly swept. Love it!!!

    And Bieksa craps the bed twice. Even better.

  26. Lucinius says:

    Canucks are done! Awesome.


    Schneider’s rebound issues tonight kill them.

  27. Derek says:


  28. LMHF#1 says:

    Anyone catch the VAN post game interviews?

    Did Bieksa fall to the ground crying uncontrollably yet? Vigneault maybe?

  29. Rocknrolla says:

    Canucks fans feeling the heat tonight.

    Wonder if there are a couple pieces we could steal as they no doubt make some big moves this offseason? Is Kasian a piece that would fit? Or a real D man like bieksa or Edler maybe available?

    I bet they trade Schneider.

  30. Scotty LaDouche says:

    Wah-ncouver better stock up on Kleenex.

  31. LMHF#1 says:

    ? Or a real D man like bieksa or Edler maybe available?

    Not the whining crybaby. Never. He’s such a gigantic loser.

  32. LMHF#1 says:

    Scotty LaDouche:
    Wah-ncouverbetter stock up on Kleenex.

    Wahmbulance is always on standby outside every Canucks home and away game.

  33. Rocknrolla says:

    Maybe Tanev?

  34. Lucinius says:


    There is no way they move Tanev. Not at his age and ability.

  35. RickDeckard says:


    I’d give up some serious picks for Edler if they take back some salary. Not this year’s first though.

  36. Rocknrolla says:

    Watching sportsnet pacific and valk and John garret are killing me…LOL GM and coach are in jeapordu.

  37. mike.c33 says:

    Zack Kassian RE: 2013-14 – 67 GP 12-7-19 -15 88 PIM

    RW is a position of strength on the Oilers and with their woeful 5×5, they need to draw penalties instead of taking 1.3 penalties/60. Back problems too. Thanks but no thanks.

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