So like Toronto, my report is thin.
It was made thinner by the low class Public Relations tema the Oilers have. For years they have had some little weasel who seems to think its his sole purpose on the planet to stop players from signing, and now has taken to having the Oilers bus taken to a secure loading area. The only team in hockey that does this at their hotel. I try to remain an Oilers fan thru this, but this little troll does make it hard, and even the 3 fans from Edmonton at the hotel who couldnt believe they did it said the same thing.
So I headed to the rink & had not horrible success considering the circumstances.
NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN- 1 autograph. As usual Nik was a class act, signing off the bus.
JEFF SESLAURIERS- no report
TOM GILBERT- 2 autographs. Coming off the bus, you rarely get too many players to stop, but Tom did & signed multiple items when he did.
EVERYONE ELSE- no report
SHAWN HORCOFF- 2 autographs. Shawn was one of the guys I most wanted to get. He was one of the first to arrive & did 2 items for me with no complaints. This is a change from the usually slightly elusive & always strict 1 per Horcoff of recent years. Hope it wasnt just a momentary change.
ZACH STORTINI- 2 autographs. Always been a decent signer, still is.
ETHAN MOREAU- 2 autographs. Did both items with no hesitation.
SAM GAGNER- 0 autographs. I missed Sam going for another player, but I saw he willingly signed for the 1 other fan waiting when he asked him.
REST OF THE TEAM- no report
Total for Edmonton- 9 autographs