So the Oilers did up a new Christmas video in which they interviewed the players and asked who they’d want to be their Secret Santa, and what they would by in return for them.. here it is:
Just like last year, I figured I’d do up a wish list for some of the players of my own:
CHRISTMAS WISH LIST
Andrew Cogliano – An Internet Explorer bookmark for this website here.
Devan Dubnyk – Several more starts.
Jordan Eberle – Ice time for the entire final minute of every game where we’re down by 1 goal.
Sam Gagner – Realization from fans that he can be the #1 center we hoped for.
Tom Gilbert – A better nickname than “fucking Gilbert”. He’s been pretty good these days… back to old form it would seem.
Taylor Hall – The Calder Trophy in June.
Ales Hemsky – Wolverine exo-skeleton.
Shawn Horcoff – same thing as Hemsky… and for everyone to forget how much $$$ he makes.
J.F. Jacques – I’m sensing a trend here…
Ryan Jones – Troy Polamalu’s hair shampoo.
Nikolai Khabibulin – only missed 6 games so far this year… keep that man hydrated with a gift of a water cooler. But not this one here.
Steve MacIntyre – Colton Orr’s attention, and a goaltender that doesn’t insult his hands.
Ryan O’Marra – A permanent shot at center here.
Linus Omark – A new rule by the NHL that deems spin-o-rama’s before penalty shots “totally NOT disrespectful for first year players in the league”.
Magnus Paajarvi – the promise of Anton Lander and Linus Omark as linemates next year.
Theo Peckham – A video sent to Don Cherry on how to pronounce his name. Although, I love “Teddy Pickman”.
Dustin Penner – A heart transplant from Liam Reddox’s to go with all of his own talent.
Liam Reddox – Dustin Penner’s size.
Ladislav Smid – A new grill.
Zack Stortini – A return to form of 2 years ago.
Jason Strudwick – A job that keeps him around the team past his playing years.. maybe sooner than later!
Ryan Whitney – A lump of goal (credit to Trogdor for his Principe-like whit)… OK, he finally scored, but he could use some more goals. You can never have too many.
Dan Ellis – Some self respect.
Steve Tambellini – A few post it notes with messages on them like “Faceoff guy”… “PKer”… and “Shutdown D-man”.
Oilers Octane – A gig in the states somewhere. Sorry girls.. nothing personal. I just think this is a silly gimmick we don’t need in Oil Country.
Craig MacTavish – A deal with the Devil(s). Although I love him on TSN.
Tom Renney – Whatever he wants… this guy has been patient in the face of disaster. Maybe he can get a couple of the things mentioned on Tambellini’s posted notes.
Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0 on Twitter) – A trophy for being one of the funniest guys on Twitter (if not the funniest) and being a great humanitarian while somehow simultaneous being a giant sleezebag.
Merry Christmas everybody… and we’ll see you back here on Boxing Day for the first real game of the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships (Canada vs. Russia baby!) as well as the Oilers vs. Canucks game!!