Posts Tagged ‘Edmonton Oilers’

HOCKEY CHEERLEADER BAN PROPOSED

October 25, 2010

The number of signatures on a petition to get the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers to stop their practice of having scantily clad cheerleaders has reached over 1,000. A 26-year-old Canadian woman started the petition claiming the sport of hockey shouldn’t have cheerleaders because it’s bad for children and they are not part of the “hockey culture.”

EDMONTON OILERS INVOLVED IN BAR TAB SCANDAL

January 4, 2010

THE EDMONTON OILERS LOOK LIKE CRIMINALS AS A CALGARY RESTAURANT HAS RELEASED SECURITY VIDEO OF THEM DINING AT THEIR ESTABLISHMENT ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

It turns out that hockey players are dicks too.

For years, NHL players have had the reputation of being more accessible, fan-friendly and NORMAL than other professional athletes. However, the reputation of the entire sport is taking a beating after the Edmonton Oilers refused to pay the full amount of a $16,796.39 bill they ran up at a Calgary restaurant on New Year’s Eve.

At first, the Oiler players reportedly said, “We’re the Edmonton Oilers – we expect a 50 per cent discount.” When the restaurant refused, the players insisted on paying for the “shooters” they drank by the bottle and not as the individual drinks that they ordered. According to the restaurant’s owner, after further bickering the players paid $12,381.45 and refused to pony up the rest of the tab. According to the staff, they also stiffed them and left a $0 tip.

More than $8,000 of the Oilers bill was for alcohol. In addition to the shots, the Oilers drank eight bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, had 44 hiballs and ordered $250 worth of “blow jobs.”

The story is such big news in Canada that it was featured on CTV and the Oilers are now being labled “the biggest cheapskates in sports.”

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As the website The Big Lead points out, “If this were NFL or NBA players, they’d be crucified in the media.”

 

EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH WAYNE GRETZKY WILL EVENTUALLY END UP IN JAIL

March 12, 2009

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THE “GREAT ONE” STANDS NEXT TO THE ARRESTED ONE

Peter Pocklington, the former National Hockey League owner who traded hockey great Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, has been arrested in California. Pocklington has been charged with bankruptcy fraud.

That means BOTH NHL owners involved in the historic Gretzky-to-LA trade may end up in prison.

In August, Pocklington filed for personal bankruptcy in the U.S.,  listing $19.6 million in debts and $2,900 in assets (including his clothes and shoes.)

 

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FORMER CHUBBY PRISON SEX SLAVE/LA KINGS OWNER, BRUCE MCNALL