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03-01-2012, 01:49 AM
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Comrie, Christensen, Lupul, and probably Blair Betts, Langkow, Little, Ferrence and the great Dion. Probably Steven Rienprecht too(sp?)

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03-01-2012, 02:55 AM
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Gotta think every finnish player loved Kurri

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03-01-2012, 03:54 AM
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Jason Chimera!

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03-01-2012, 09:45 AM
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Stoll for sure.

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03-01-2012, 10:02 AM
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Tyler Ennis (already mentioned) and Jared Spurgeon. Here's proof

Haha this is absolutely awesome!

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03-01-2012, 10:46 AM
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Gotta think every finnish player loved Kurri
When I was in Calgary there was a radio interview with Jokenin and yeah he loved the oilers because of Kurri

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03-01-2012, 11:52 AM
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Didn't Oscar Klefbom metion that, out of all the NHL teams, the Oilers were his favourite?
He didn't even know who Messier was

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03-01-2012, 12:41 PM
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Can add Chris Phillips. Played with him when we were kids in Fort McStinky. Proabably Scottie Upshall as well. Daymond Langkow likely was as well. He grew up in the Vegreville area and went to high school in Sherwood Park if IIRC.

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03-01-2012, 05:11 PM
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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
Steve Macintyre
Cam Ward
Tyler Ennis
Jason Strudwick
Fernando Pisani
Ryan O'Reilly
Mattias Ritola
Chris Phillips
Scottie Upshall
Daymond Langkow
Olli Jokinen
Jason Chimera
Mike Comrie
Erik Christensen
Joffrey Lupul
Blair Betts
Bryan Little
Andrew Ference (** Only one! Thanks jokerboysmith**)
Tyler Ennis
Jared Spurgeon
D.J. King

Jarret Stoll (**Is a Fan! Thanks Oilfan4life ** XD)
Sheldon Souray (**Is a Fan! Thanks PeakOil**)

Jay Bouwmeester(**Not a fan ** Thanks Auguste Escoffier)

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.**)

Drew Ference (**lol@40oz**)

Jamie Maclennan (**Unsure**)
Steven Rienprecht (**Unsure**)
Sheldon Souray (**Unsure**)
Wade Redden (**Unsure**)
Johnny Boychuk (**Unsure**)

Thanks Namtsua, pucklington, jbean, soothsayer, happyholidays, timeforanoilchange, Hockey fan #751, 40oz, McClelland, Fishy Scales, Stussy, oilfaninvan, Hopkins to Hall, thalegion, Tw0Shoes, vitogor, molsonmuscle360!

Wooo this is awesome! Thanks guys


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03-01-2012, 06:14 PM
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You missed Stoll again.

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03-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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You missed Stoll again.
lol Fixed! Thanks

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03-01-2012, 09:31 PM
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I am pretty sure Bouwmeester did not grow up an Oilers fan, according to his brother, whom I used to be friends with.

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03-01-2012, 09:51 PM
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Pretty sure Souray was, I remember an after hours where they talked about it.

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03-01-2012, 10:07 PM
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You have Ference on the list twice, was he twice the fan as the others?

What about that hoser Jamie Maclennan?

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You have Ference on the list twice, was he twice the fan as the others?

What about that hoser Jamie Maclennan?
Andy Ference and his twin Drew.

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03-02-2012, 01:57 AM
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A few more NHLers from Northern Alberta who might be.

Brodziak
Alex Auld
Woywitka
Letestu
Hartnell
Braden Holtby

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I am pretty sure Bouwmeester did not grow up an Oilers fan, according to his brother, whom I used to be friends with.
Have read somewhere that his father was a Huge oiler fan (before jay joined the enemies)
I think jay was a big yzerman fan and supported the red vings.

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03-02-2012, 02:22 AM
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A few more NHLers from Northern Alberta who might be.

Brodziak
Alex Auld
Woywitka
Letestu
Hartnell
Braden Holtby
When we played the Capitals last year, didn't Holtby say he disliked the Oilers growing up, and that beating them was great?

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03-02-2012, 02:24 AM
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A few more NHLers from Northern Alberta who might be.

Brodziak
Alex Auld
Woywitka
Letestu
Hartnell
Braden Holtby
I remember hearing Braden Holtby hates the oilers.

Edit: Found a rough link. http://mediachameleon.tumblr.com/post/3758004899

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03-02-2012, 02:28 AM
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IIRC Jody Shelley wanted to join the Oilers or grew up as a fan of them.

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03-02-2012, 02:34 AM
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Irrelevant. But Georges St. Pierre grew up as an Oilers fan. Just wanted to throw that in there.

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03-02-2012, 09:41 PM
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Nathan Fillion - http://content.usatoday.com/communit...1#.T1GOWfWNDd4

just throwing this in too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hObQ6PZNlIU

Keifer Sutherland and Alan Thicke - Fans and friends to Gretzky during the 80s

Boyz II Men - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmaXc1cryMw

Daron Malakian - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv-57g_dyPQ

Kevin Smith - http://video.oilers.nhl.com/videocen...sole?id=132337

GSP : http://www.tsn.ca/mma/story/?id=344473 , http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=29609

I've heard Bowmeester was not an Oilers fan by numerous people in town.

Johnny Boychuk was a fan.

Vernon Fiddler is from Edmonton but not sure if he was a fan.

http://fans.oilers.nhl.com/community...ilers-apparel/


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03-02-2012, 10:14 PM
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Another to add. Ryan Garbutt. He was a ***** about it and liked the Wings, IIRC, but after the Oilers started winning playoff series' in the later 90s, he was a fan. Not sure if he kept it up after moving to the Peg around '99 but there was a point in his life where he was a big fan.

His Dad, Gord, used to be a host on the Oilers radio broadcasts in the 80s, maybe into the early 90s too.

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03-03-2012, 06:17 AM
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Vernon Fiddler

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My agent and I were just looking for the best fit for me. I was definitely considered coming to Edmonton. It was something I took a long, hard look at.

I grew up here, it had always been a dream of mine to play with the Oilers. But at the same time, I wanted to have a good opportunity, play lots of minutes and be a part of this team. I think its a good fit for us and Ive enjoyed my time there (Dallas).

The deal the Oilers made was pretty similar. I dont know all the details, but it was definitely something we looked at.
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2012/03/0...oilers-petrell

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