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02-28-2012, 11:56 PM
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Which current/future NHL players grew up oiler fans?

Hey guys, I was just wondering since the addition of Schultz when he publicly stated that he grew up as an oiler fan and wanted to be an oiler.

Which other players can you add that has stated on record they were fans of the oilers growing up.

Any goalies? I remember reading somewhere that Luongo use to watch the oilers? or was it just liking Grant Fuhr as his hero?


Eberle said he grew up an oiler fan.

I remember reading that Joe Morrow from last draft wanted to be drafed by the oil.

I think Radak Faska from this upcoming draft stated he wanted to be drafted by us.

Ryan Smyth obviously and Shane Doan.

I kinda have a small list but if you guys could name some current NHLers that wanted to be oilers growing up, just would love to hear it.

Thanks. Go oilers

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02-28-2012, 11:58 PM
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I think Radak Faska from this upcoming draft stated he wanted to be drafted by us.
I wouldnt put too much stock in that. IIRC, we were interviewing him, so what's he supposed to say?
He knows that we're going to draft high. He wants to be drafted high...Can put 2 and 2 together.

Who knows what his actual intentions are?

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02-29-2012, 12:03 AM
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02-29-2012, 12:18 AM
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Dont know if he ever came out and said it, but Jim Vandermeer grew up an Oiler fan. My aunt lived beside his aunt for many years and i got talking to her about hockey last time i was down that way and was surprised to hear her say she was his aunt.

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02-29-2012, 12:40 AM
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There is alot of Players from metro Edmonton in the NHL so I would suggest quite a few.

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02-29-2012, 12:43 AM
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There is alot of Players from metro Edmonton in the NHL so I would suggest quite a few.
Don't we have the most per capita?

Remember hearing something about that...in and around 29 guys in the NHL from Edmonton and surrounding area. That's a rough quote lol.

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02-29-2012, 12:44 AM
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So far we have

Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth
Ray Whitney
Shane Doan
Dion Phanuef
Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross
Roberto Luongo
Jim Vandemeer
Joe Morrow
Nick Schultz

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Steve Macintyre
Cam Ward
Tyler Ennis
Devan Dubnyk (**Unsure**)

Thanks Namtsua, pucklington, jbean!
Anyone that can add...that be awesome. I like that list so far


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Steve Macintyre was a big Oilers fan growing up!


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Tyler Ennis. I think Devan Dubnyk did too, although not sure.

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I believe Jason Strudwick, Sheldon Souray and Fernando Pisani were all oiler fan growing up... idk if souray feels the same way now

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02-29-2012, 01:28 AM
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Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth
Ray Whitney
Shane Doan
Dion Phanuef
Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross
Roberto Luongo
Jim Vandemeer
Joe Morrow
Nick Schultz
Steve Macintyre
Cam Ward
Tyler Ennis
Jason Strudwick
Fernando Pisani
Devan Dubnyk (**Unsure**)
Sheldon Souray (**Unsure**)

Thanks Namtsua, pucklington, jbean, soothsayer, happyholidays, timeforanoilchange!

keep em coming

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02-29-2012, 03:22 AM
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Andrew Ference - knew a cousin
Jay Bouwmeester - knew his sister

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not sure if he was, but johnny boychuk was born in Edmonton

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Andrew Ference - knew a cousin
Jay Bouwmeester - knew his sister
Wasn't Bouwmeester actually a Wings or Bruins fan or something? If you sign with the Flames you don't count anyway...

Wasn't the almighty Wade Redden an Oilers fan?

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Wasnt Dubnik an flame fan growing up?
Mattias ritola was/is a oiler fan!

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Dubnyk was a Flames fan. Wears #40 because of Fred Brathwaite.

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02-29-2012, 03:30 PM
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Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth
Ray Whitney
Shane Doan
Dion Phanuef
Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross
Roberto Luongo
Jim Vandemeer
Joe Morrow
Nick Schultz
Steve Macintyre
Cam Ward
Tyler Ennis
Jason Strudwick
Fernando Pisani
Ryan O'Reilly
Mattias ritola
Andrew Ference


Devan Dubnyk (**Updated - Edmonton Fan - Fred Brathwaite was undrafted and signed with the oilers for 3 seasons first. I'll give dubnyk the benefit of the the doubt. Thanks to "Welcomehomesmytty.**)


Sheldon Souray (**Unsure**)
Jay Bouwmeester(**Unsure**)
Wade Redden (**Unsure**)
Johnny Boychuk (**Unsure**)
Thanks Namtsua, pucklington, jbean, soothsayer, happyholidays, timeforanoilchange, Hockey fan #751, 40oz, McClelland, Fishy Scales, Stussy, oilfaninvan!

Lists getting better


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Dubnyk was a Flames fan. Wears #40 because of Fred Brathwaite.
Freddy played here too.

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To be completely honest I would imagine that alot of current NHL vets were likely oiler fans because we were the most exciting team in the late 80s to early 90s (I will await a fan of someone else to try and refute that).

Alot of guys that have played 10+ seasons in the NHL would have been 8 or older, which atleast for me was about the time that I whole heartedly decided their was no team except edmonton to cheer for.

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DJ King was, most Meadow Lake guys are, except I'm pretty sure if I remember correctly Blake Comeau was a Canucks fan, I think I remember him wearing a 'Nucks touque all the time when he was a kid.

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Tyler Ennis (already mentioned) and Jared Spurgeon. Here's proof


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Didn't Oscar Klefbom metion that, out of all the NHL teams, the Oilers were his favourite?

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