Oilers Walk of Shame: Team Forced to Walk Past Booing Fans After 7-1 Loss (Video)
On Saturday night, the Edmonton Oilers lost their sixth game in a row in humiliating fashion. The visiting Chicago Blackhawks handed them a 7-1 blowout. So after the game, Oilers had to do the Oilers walk of shame—by which I mean they had to walk past a crowd of seriously pissed off Oilers fans on their way to the dressing room and hear exactly what those fans thought of their “performance.”
To fully understand this situation, however, you need a little more background. You see, Oilers fans aren’t just angry about the blowout, the losing streak, or the Oilers current 6-13-2 record. They’re angry about the fact that their once-great franchise is now one of the NHL’s biggest laughing stocks. After the team reached Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006, the franchise was forced to embark on a rebuilding phase, and fans were okay with that because it netted them top picks in the NHL draft. In 2008 they took Jordan Eberle at #22. In 2009 they took Magnus Paajarvi at #10. Then came Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Nail Yakupov, all at #1 in 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively. The future was supposed to be bright and full of Stanley Cup championships!
However, it’s 2014 now. The Oilers are still rancid, and fans are sick of it.
Ergo the Oilers walk of shame:
Sucks you be you guys!
Hat Tip – [CBC]