Pre-Game Talk: Gothenburg open practice 11am

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  1. jumptheshark

    jumptheshark Rebooting myself Sponsor

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    Thread for where we compare where to meet up


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  2. Jimmi McJenkins

    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    I can't wait to watch it later, I hope Draisaitl got a really good experience out tonight. The guy deserves that.
     
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    Kolja 1-5-6-14

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    Going to Gothenburg. Keeping an eye on this thread. :popcorn:
     
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  4. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    I agree. That for me was the most enjoyable part of this whole Germany thing...seeing Leon bursting with pride.
     
  5. Jimmi McJenkins

    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    Well I mean it's the place he had to "leave" to pursue the NHL dream and now he gets to display achievement of that dream at home, what a Story. That's a ****ing Disney move. :laugh:
     
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    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    No s**t.

    Its really incredible. I am curious how they decided on going to Cologne.
     
  7. Jimmi McJenkins

    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    They were probably aware of this, plus it's always good to have a player like Draisaitl, (or Hischer with NJ in Switzerland) to promote the game internationally as stars.
     
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    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    Cologne location was a no brainer as Lanxess arena is the highest attendance, and one of the most modern arenas in Europe. Cologne is a walkable city, with activities team could do together and bond, and obviously the Leon and Peter connection.

    Agree that the whole thing came off pretty magically. It did as well when Peter Draisaitl spent months in Edmonton during the Oilers playoff run.

    Finally, to any Oilers fan of old the Peter-Leon relationship is remarkably similar to the Messier relationship with his father who was also his coach. You couldn't be in the oilers org without noticing it. Leon and Peter are just a german version of the same thing. With Peter having even more hockey experience to draw on.

    What people should like most is that the present org again realizes the importance of familial relationships and reinforcing those.. Players feel more comfortable when their parents are welcomed within the fold. This happening with McD and DRai, probably others but didn't happen for some prior players here.
     
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    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    Fair comments, I would want someone to look back in 10 years at where German hockey might be to see if this was one of the sparks that allowed the program go to the next level.
     
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    Keep us updated Euro bros
     
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    Yeah! @Changeiscoming promised us compromising pictures of @LaGu I believe - don't disappoint us!
     
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    RaabHart Where's the Hart?

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    What prior parents werent welcome here? The Oilers as a whole have been very welcoming. No reason to try and run the organization through the mud!
     
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    I think he'll have to go for compromising selfies instead :). I got out of Dodge quickly after the game.
     
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    We can take it to PM if you wanted. No reason to disrupt the thread here.
     
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    hmm Gothen ... hopefully you dont run into Oswald C
     
  18. Bryanbryoil

    Bryanbryoil English is Overrated, I Score Goals

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    So did anyone end up meeting up? I'd settle for SFW pics of the brothel if nothing else JTS :)
     
  19. RuneMcEres

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    I'll be in Gothenburg at 2 pm tomorrow. Can't wait! Me and a buddy will probably spend tomorrow going from pub to pub. O'Learys and Rockbaren are definite stops for us. And others, most likely :)
     
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    i'm sure you'll bump into hallsy at 3am at one of the pubs.... especially before game day. ;)
     
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    will be in gothenburg on friday at around 5pm
     
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    Always one the spots I laughed at.

    It's been a year or two since I was living in Gothenburg, but if anyone what's a suggestion of a good spot to check out (or what's available in each area of the city) feel free to ask.
     
  23. Oilers in NS

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    If they had of held on and beat the Russians in the Gold medal game would have been a big boost . Or should I say OAR. Olympics Athletes from Russia
     
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    It ****ing sucks to watch other teams play knowing that Edmonton has one game scheduled for the next seven days.
     
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    Will it make our schedule more condensed....or just that we will be a little behind for awhile in GP? Havent had a chance to check our the sched
     

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