Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Bringing back the Oil Kings

Junior hockey's newest team, the Edmonton Oil Kings, made their selections in the expansion draft yesterday and will be joining the WHL in the fall.

Here's hoping the experiment lasts longer in Edmonton than it did the last time around.

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4 Comments:

At 3:33 PM, June 06, 2007, Blogger El Brucio said...

I despise big market junior hockey. They get all the best coaches because they have the most money, and can attract the best young players from both the bantam draft level to import players.

In short, I do hope Edmonton fails. But then again, I'm from Saskatoon... I hope Edmonton fails at pretty much anything.

 
At 10:41 PM, June 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't have to hope too hard. The first and second editions of the Oil Kings moved to the U.S. and the Ice moved to Cranbrook. While the first version of the Oil Kings was a storied franchise, everything that's come since has shown Edmonton to be an NHL town, not a hockey town. I doubt they last more than two years.

 
At 1:47 PM, June 07, 2007, Blogger PPP said...

Edmonton an Oilers' town and NOT a hockey town? No way! They wouldn't level the sort of scorn they do on Leaf fans for not being hockey fans if they didn't support their junior hockey.

 
At 5:29 PM, June 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despise away. The Kings' Memorial Cup history alone is worth the price of admission.
Edmonton never fails at anything for long; heck, even recognizes Calgary's redeeming qualities.
Perhaps you could extend the same courtesy, it builds character.

 

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