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Can anyone tell me why the Oil do not have a mascot?

We are one of three teams to not have one (NYR and Philly are also without).

Harvey the Hound was introduced as the leagues first mascot in 1983. I can't believe the Oilers never responded with a mascot of their own instantly...add to the rivalry at the time. And now, here we are in 2015 with no mascot still? Is it because we have the Octane girlies (if they are still around?)?

Will the new arena see a mascot finally? I doubt it sadly. But if so....any ideas for a name/animal/theme?

I can only come up with a good one for non oiler fans right now. 'Coiler The Oiler' and he'd look like Chet from the movie 'Weird Science' after Lisa dealt with him. Anyone recall that flick. Bwahahaha. All decked out in Oilers gear. Picture it!

I kid I kid. Love me Oilers.

So yeah.....why no mascot? Seems silly.


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Who cares. We have the Octane cheerleaders.

:th_banana::th_banana::th_banana:

They need to get rid of them and replace them with penguins maybe...."Ice" "Cold" "Penguins:....get it? or maybe the Oilman with the hard hat.


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Harvey the Hound was introduced as the leagues first mascot in 1983.

Someone wrote this on wikipedia and somehow it's still there. It is untrue. they even have examples of earlier mascots on that very page.

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I don't need a mascot to get me going at a game.  The play on the ice is what we go for and that should be enough to cheer for.

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I don't need a mascot to get me going at a game.  The play on the ice is what we go for and that should be enough to cheer for.

As 'they' say..."it's not all about you".

I don't "need" a mascot to get me going either. I see no harm in it, I think it would be fun for the thousands of kids that go to the games, and I'm sure they'd all agree with me.

Anywaaaaay.........

@UC: you busted me, yes I was looking at Wikipedia. Found it very odd it said Harvey was the first and I didn't look at the page too closely obviously.

What originally got me wondering was at last year all star break(I think), there was a mascot game. And almost all teams were represented, but nobody from our beloved Oil. Kinda think that's lame.


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I don't need a mascot to get me going at a game. The play on the ice is what we go for and that should be enough to cheer for.

EXACTLY!!! Don't know why they have those pom pom girls.

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I don't need a mascot to get me going at a game. The play on the ice is what we go for and that should be enough to cheer for.

EXACTLY!!! Don't know why they have those pom pom girls.

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They're there to be more like the American sports leagues.

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I don't need a mascot to get me going at a game. The play on the ice is what we go for and that should be enough to cheer for.

EXACTLY!!! Don't know why they have those pom pom girls.

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The pom pom girls exist in order to create jobs and give a direct economic benefit to the millions of dollars spent on dance lessons.  (sarcasm alert).


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I thought the Stanley Cup was our mascot before. It was just always around back in the day. Not sure why we ever got rid of it...

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I don't need a mascot to get me going at a game. The play on the ice is what we go for and that should be enough to cheer for.

EXACTLY!!! Don't know why they have those pom pom girls.

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The pom pom girls exist in order to create jobs and give a direct economic benefit to the millions of dollars spent on dance lessons. (sarcasm alert).
Plus they give a clear and easy target for idiots to make stupid comments about at games, so that you don't have to spend time deciding if someone is worth talking to

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It wouldn't bother me at all if the Oilers hired a mascot.

 

Who knows, it might even add to the entertainment.

 

Calgary's Harvey the Hound interacts very well with the fans.


I am an Alberta fan, which in my case means I follow Calgary & Edmonton.

 

No hate here, I hope that they both do well.

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I don't need a mascot to get me going at a game. The play on the ice is what we go for and that should be enough to cheer for.

Grumpy pants

 

Not at all.  I know what I like.  I'm not boycotting a game if they do get one I just don't see the point in the scheme of hockey.   I'm not going to smack the mascot if he tries to interact with me but If he blocks my view of the game I'd have some words for him (polite ones of course).

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It wouldn't bother me at all if the Oilers hired a mascot.

Who knows, it might even add to the entertainment.

Calgary's Harvey the Hound interacts very well with the fans.

Louie the mascot for the Oil Kings is pretty funny and entertaining..The kids just love him.


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That's the main job of mascots, entertain the kids, no matter their age.

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I am an Alberta fan, which in my case means I follow Calgary & Edmonton.

 

No hate here, I hope that they both do well.

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That's the main job of mascots, entertain the kids, no matter their age.

Kids love balls

#lotteryball


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A giant lottery ball.

Balls of some sort would be appropriate.

 

Yep goodness knows the team could use them.

I nominate Bronco 73 as Oilers team mascot. :th_banana:

haha awesome!  Free tickets to the games!!!

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A giant lottery ball.

Balls of some sort would be appropriate.

 

Yep goodness knows the team could use them.

I nominate Bronco 73 as Oilers team mascot. :th_banana:

haha awesome!  Free tickets to the games!!!

 

:P  I've noticed before that you're a good sport, it seemed like fun at the time and I appreciate your sense of humor.

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