DRAFT AND CHARITY UPDATES

Wanye
January 28 2013 12:47PM

As the lockout becomes a more and more distant memory life is returning to normal quickly. Whitney is being blamed for a slow start in Edmonton, children are screaming at Horcoff with wild eyes afire and Jordan Eberle is already cruising to the top of the scoring race.

Ah the good life. Today we update NationDrafts out of the gate, give a status on NationHoodies and summarize the Charitable Donations from the Nation Network so far in 2013.

NATIONDRAFTS

The inaugural NationDrafts pay-to-play draft kicked off this past week. For those of you who entered be prepared to be trash talked on the regular by yours truly with the confidence that can only come from being in (looks at standings) 535th place? WTF?

How is this possible? We picked Martin St. Louis who already has 11 points for heavens sakes! Let's see who has goose eggs so far for the Ministry of Squee:

Jamie Benn: 0 points in 0 games. This is excusable, the kid just signed his massive deal and should be taking to the ice shortly. Jamie Benn is solid.

Brooks Laich: 0 points in 0 games. Now this is surprising. We have no idea what's up with this guy but the Capitals have Ovechkin and therefore this pick is rock solid too. That's sound logic right there.

Jarret Stoll: 0 points in 4 games. For heaven's sakes. What were we thinking when we picked this clown? We had no idea he would diss Yakupov early in the year for his now infamous celly. Classic mistake by yours truly right out of the gate. Luckily all of our other picks can carry one dud in the run to number one.

As is our strategy in every single hockey draft we have ever entered we have selected every single Oiler available. The Nuge, Taylor Hall, Yak City, Justin Schultz and someone you may have heard of who goes by the name J. Leslie Eberle. These fellas will see us through no matter how badly Stoll tries to sabotage things.

So prepare yourself to be passed current leader Road Gear Sports. You picked Sheldon Souray for heavens sakes! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*wipes eyes*

HOODIES

The folks over at Speak Volumes will finish shipping all of the NationGear Hoodies today and one would hope that all of these sexy beasts will arrive at their new homes by the end of the week.

When your hoodies arrive please take a picture of yourself reppin the Nation wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Like our main man and official NationGear model for all eternity Mandeez here who is curling and looking funky fresh.

Tweet us the pics @wanyegretz and we will show the finest ones to all of teh internetz.

CHARITY SUMMARY

A big thank you to everyone who bought hoodies and entered NationDrafts recently. These are parts of our new program indended to raise $200k per year for charity through the Nation as quickly as we can. This may take us a couple years to get it to that level but we swore a blood oath with our imaginary best friend Jordan Eberle and we don't intend to let him down.

From the first season of NationDrafts we have been able to donate $3,800 to charity after deducting the prizing and operating costs. We had hoped to get 1,000 entries in our first go around but came up at roughly half of this with just over 500 teams in the mix.

We will now sit down with the team at Nation HQ and figure out how to improve things including reducing the number of declined credit cards, opening it up to non Alberta residents and will give it another go in time for playoffs.

But add that NationDrafts money to the $1,200 raised from the inaugural hoodie run and we are definitely getting somewhere. That's an even $5Gs raised in the month of January.

Not too shabby! We will be giving half of that to the MS Bike Tour per the wishes of Jason Gregor and will be donating the other half to the Inner City Children's Program per the request of Jason Strudwick.

Thank you very, very much for your support Nation. MWAH!

2:55 PM MST UPDATE

Our eternal friend Rick from the Pint was kind enough to read the article and text us "we want to help you raise money! One of our customers gave us two tickets to raffle off tonight at the Pint Downtown. We will charge $3 per ticket and send you all the money to help you get to that crazy goal!"

Ah the Pint. Tis no wonder you are our favourite bar on planet Earth. Well played!

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#3 A-Mc
January 28 2013, 12:54PM
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Awesome work with the fundraising Wanye. I hope the playoff pool proves to be more successful!

PS: The next round of hoodies you come out with, can there be a deep pocket or a zipper pocket to put a cell phone in? I want to make an Oilers Nation hoodie my regular outdoor shinny attire, but i need somewhere to put my phone!

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#5 ubermiguel
January 28 2013, 01:02PM
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The short turn-around from the CBA getting finished to the season starting really limited the promotion time available for the pool. Be ready the playoffs' and next season's deluge of entries from all Nations united under Lord Stanley.

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#6 Dallylamma
January 28 2013, 01:06PM
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That kid looks like he's trying to eat Horcoff's soul!

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#7 rubbertrout
January 28 2013, 01:10PM
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Any more hoodies going to be available for order? I appear to have missed the boat.

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#8 oliveoilers
January 28 2013, 01:44PM
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Can't wait for my hoodie. Xmas, birthday and Stanley cup all in one!

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#9 geoilersgist
January 28 2013, 02:23PM
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Dallylamma wrote:

That kid looks like he's trying to eat Horcoff's soul!

Horcoff doesn't have a soul!

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#10 @Oilanderp
January 28 2013, 02:25PM
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That pic is amazing. The kid is losing his mind! lol

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#13 book¡e
January 28 2013, 02:45PM
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Great Work Wanye. If the prizes cost you any money, I would suggest not having them next year.

I would bet 90% of us are such suckers for getting our name in lights that we would have paid $20 to get in the ON draft, even if the first prize was $20 in Oodle Noodle AND bragging rights on the Nation. Perhaps getting to post one Pan-Nation article ranting about whatever we like (how much the Flames suck or even about how much the Flames suck) would have been plenty.

No prizes might also free you from the oppressive gaming laws out there and make it easier to take money from everyone.

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Wanye wrote:

We will do hoodies again in a few months I think but that design is retired to the hall of fame. Never shall two designs be the same!

I want to do a Tee Shirt next.

Mr Wanye,

If you ever wanna get ON gear in a retail store in WEM, I've got connections.

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#17 A-Mc
January 28 2013, 03:46PM
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ON Poll: Does Wanye wear a Suit to work?

1. Heck Yes!

2. Hell No!

3. Only if Eberle's face is embroidered onto the back!

Wanye in business attire? no way. I vote #2.

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#18 rubbertrout
January 28 2013, 04:37PM
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Wanye wrote:

We will do hoodies again in a few months I think but that design is retired to the hall of fame. Never shall two designs be the same!

I want to do a Tee Shirt next.

BOO YOU SUCK WANYE HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF IF I CAN'T HAVE A HOODIE LIKE THAT. PROBABLY YOU'LL CRY YOURSELF TO SLEEP ON YOUR PILES OF MONEY AND SUPERMODEL ASSOCIATES.

*perhaps a slight over-reaction

*sobs

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#19 pelhem grenville
January 28 2013, 05:53PM
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...best picture of Shawn Horcoff ever

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#20 pelhem grenville
January 28 2013, 06:14PM
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the "mynewhoodie" pictures could be the first show at OILERSNATION PHOTO GALLERY

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#21 Rama Lama
January 28 2013, 07:12PM
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That kid was halarious......it's too bad he mistook Horcoff for Eberle!

If you find that video please let me know........it is too funny.

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#22 bigrroberto
January 28 2013, 08:48PM
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I'm beating Wanye! (Nuge's Classmates) *success kid*

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#23 Timmy
January 29 2013, 10:32AM
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Here is the video link. This is my son.

http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=main/latest/18/0/851165/clip/220

Tim

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#24 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
January 29 2013, 12:38PM
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I want the Sweater than Mandel is wearing, can you get me that?

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