OILERS SIGN LUPUL TO A 3-YEAR CONTRACT!!!

The Mighty Oilers of Edmonton have signed Joffrey Lupul to a 3yr contract worth $6.935 million.

It’s a great day in the Oiler’s Nation!!!

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177274&hubname=


42 Responses to OILERS SIGN LUPUL TO A 3-YEAR CONTRACT!!!

  1. oilers_rock says:

    Ive been waiting for this forever and they finally have done it. I was nervous that this might carry into training camp, and maybe even the season. Im just so relieved that they locked him up. Hes going to do good here. He is a one shot scorer which is just what we need with the playmakers we have.

  2. alfredsson says:

    This guy is not slfish like gagne and havlat he tallied 28 goals last season and is asking for a little i wish all hockey players were like this guy.

  3. Pedro says:

    Well this locks up one of the best young forwards in hockey,on the one of the best teams in hockey.

  4. TheDugg1er says:

    the oilers aren’t mighty…… that was the ducks before the name change

  5. JannettyTheRocker says:

    The truth is that the Ducks had to give up the “mighty” from their name as they realize (as should you) that the Oilers are the Mightiest team in the NHL. Hence, I have renamed our franchise “The Mighty Oilers of Edmonton”. It fits perfectly.

    GO OILERS GO!!!

  6. Gretzkin says:

    And, we earned it.

    We called the Oil “The Mighty” early last season, then actually claimed it by snuffing out the end of the Mighty Duck era.

    Oilers are gonna light it up this year, I can’t wait!!!

  7. Gretzkin says:

    Took long enough…

    I’m super happy about this.

    Now drop the puck!!!

  8. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Yeah, I can’t wait for the season to start…….The long road to the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals is about to begin, and when the dust settles in June 2007, the Mighty Oilers will be standing with the Cup above their heads.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!!

  9. I_hate_LA says:

    Well, good luck to loops and the oilers gang!

    LETS GODUCKS!!!

    p.s. Loops come back when your 3 years are up with the oilers, or in a year….just ask for a trade πŸ˜‰

  10. I_hate_LA says:

    I also forgot to say good luck to Syky!

  11. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Yeah, atleast this year “Loops” will get a chance to play for a Stanley Cup Contender, rather than getting booted out of the playoffs by the Mighty Oilers………..It’s better to play for a contender than to be a pretender.

    Pronger who????

    GO OILERS GO!!!!

    2007 Stanley Cup Champions, The Mighty Oiler’s Of Edmonton!!!

  12. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Oh, and another former Duck who wants to play for the truly mighty team (the Mighty Oilers), rather than play for the mallards. Welcome to a winner, Mr Sykora!!!

    GO OILERS GO!!!

  13. TheDugg1er says:

    I don’t mean to put all you oiler fans down. But when the oilers losing starts please don’t cry. And answer this one question;

    How are the Oilers going to win when the Canucks have their name on the cup already πŸ˜€

    Can’t wait for Oct. 16-17 CANUCKS AND OILERS HOME AND HOME BABY! LETS GET THE RIVALRIES GOIN YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  14. beckfan05 says:

    Thats it?? Three years??

    You guys need Wang running your hockey operations. If so this guy would have been an Oiler for years to come!!!!

  15. Gretzkin says:

    Rivalries involve a bit more than the Oilers beating the ‘Nucks every time (Read: Last Year).

  16. JannettyTheRocker says:

    I’m getting tickets to the Oilers @ Canucks game to go and cheer my Oiler’s on out in Vancouver, and to watch my Mighty Oil destroy the pitiful Nuckleheads.

    The Canucks names are on the Stanley Cup already??? That’s funny, I see the Oiler’s names on their 5 times, but yet, I don’t see any Canucks names on there……….And there’s a spot on the cup waiting to be carved with the 2006-07 Edmonton Oiler’s names.

    It’s Oil time!!! Go Oilers Go!!!

  17. I_hate_LA says:

    Hey!!! Go ahead and make fun of Pronger, but don’t hate the Quack Attack squad. I never said I hated the Mighty Oilers of Edmonton, so don’t hate the Ducks as a whole. The Ducks have some of the most classiest and most kindest fans, so learn to love us. I remember when I went to three playoff games (two in the calgary series, and one for the oiler series) and I even bought beer for the canadian dudes that sat next to me during one of the games. Hell…I didn’t even know them, but they were really humorous dudes!!!

  18. Aetherial says:

    Can’t say I am an Oilers fan, but I think they have a chance to be stronger than they were last year.

  19. FlamingHomer says:

    Congratulations. It’s not easy finding a player who actually WANTS to play in Enematon.

  20. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Ha ha ha ho ho ho ha ha ha!!!!

    That was great, Enematon……

    hahahahahaha!!!!

    You are hilarious!!!

    I love how you make up a joke and run with it. What’s it been now, about 4 months of you making that joke.

    Hahahahahaha!!!! Just great.

    But seriously, you can make any smart remarks you want, but the truth is that your Calgary Flames have only won one Stanley Cup, which they were very lucky to do as my Oilers had an off year. It must be hard for you to cheer for such a crappy franchise as the Flames are.

    Prepare for your team to get crushed by the MIGHTY OILERS OF EDMONTON on opening and closing nights to the season, and every meeting in between.

    GO OILERS GO!!! CITY OF CHAMPIONS!!!

  21. FlamingHomer says:

    Probably closer to 5 months. I’m happy that Edmonton has won 5 Stanley Cups (by the way, how long have you been running with that line?) otherwise what else would the City have to talk themselves up about? Your team made the playoffs only due to the Canucks collapsing in the final week. Granted, they had a great run in the playoffs, but it’s over. Fifty years from now it’s still going to be “the 5 Stanley Cups the Oilers won.” It’s over.

  22. JannettyTheRocker says:

    And 50 years from now it’s going to be “remember that year the Oilers sat back and let the Flames win their one and only Stanley Cup”……….

    Oh, and Edmonton also has the Edmonton Eskimos to cheer about, you know, defending Grey Cup Champions.

    Even with the Flames, Calgary has nothing to cheer about. No wonder you’re so disgruntled.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!

  23. 92-93 says:

    yeah Janetty, you have a point there.

    i cant believe someone would say the same thing over and over and over again.

    its unbelievable isnt it Janetty? it just reflects a lack of creativity and smarts … it really does.

  24. JannettyTheRocker says:

    It really does lack creativity and smarts. I’m sure glad that I’m not like that. Could you imagine if I were like “GO OILERS GO” or “MIGHTY OILERS OF EDMONTON” all the time, it would get annoying. I’m just glad that I can control myself, considering I cheer for the greatest NHL franchise of all time, it’s really hard.

    Nice to see that you’re so understanding as usual, hey 92-93.

  25. FlamingHomer says:

    OK you got me there. You do have the Eskimos to cheer for. And the Edmonton Roadrunners. Oh, wait they folded after one year, didn’t they? How about the Edmonton Ice, you can cheer for them. Oh right, Edmonton couldn’t support them so they moved to Cranbrook. Are you sure you guys up there are hockey fans?

  26. JannettyTheRocker says:

    The Edmonton Ice left because they didn’t have the support of the Edmonton Oilers, which sealed their fate. I’ve dealt with it. However, if you haven’t heard, the Oilers have been awarded a WHL team for 2007-2008 season, so we’re back………As far as the Edmonton RoadRunners?? They were only here for one season to fill the void caused by the NHL lockout. We never expected them to stay once the NHL resumed play. And the Oilers shut down the RoadRunners, so that they could get a WHL team, which they did.

    Yeah, Edmonton has poor hockey fans. We just support our team like no other NHL team can or does. We sing both the Canadian and USA National Anthems with no prompting, we sell out our building the majority of the time, and we support our team through the lean years.

    Edmonton has the greatest hockey fans in the world, no question about it. You can deny it, but you’d be wrong.

    GO OILERS GO!!!

  27. 92-93 says:

    πŸ™‚

    oh. and Sat Feb 17 – at the ACC. another Leaf win over the Oilers?

  28. FlamingHomer says:

    Hopefully you still have your sense of humour in April.

  29. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Now you’re dreaming…..

    I guarantee an Oiler’s victory at the ACC on Feb 17/06.

    I admit that the Leaf’s are much improved this year, but they cannot compare to the Mighty Oilers of Edmonton.

    GO OILERS GO!!!

    πŸ™‚

  30. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Just like last year, I won’t need a sense of humor……..Only difference is that this year the Oilers are gonna take the North West division title prior to making their run to winning the Stanley Cup.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!

    Actually, come April I will have a great sense of humor, when both the Leafs and Flames miss the playoffs.

  31. 92-93 says:

    actually, i think the leafs will be hard pressed to make the playoffs.

    my hope is that by the time the Leafs meet the Oilers, their young players will be taking up most of the roster spots.

    that Stajan and Williams will make Peca look like an expensive signing (Stajan is a good two-way centre too by the way).

    that Colaicovo, Kronvall/Harrison, White/Bell will make Kubina and Gill look redundant and expensive.

    that Raycroft will be enjoying a solid season OR that Pogge will show that he can handle the NHL level by this point.

    remember, my leafs are restocking their farm system, so I dont mind the losses as long as the young guys are getting a chance. my leafs are also financially stable over the long-term compared to your Oilers. the Oil have an amazing farm system, but how big of a deal is that when every time they begin to develop, they leave (reminds me of the Expos).

  32. JannettyTheRocker says:

    You’re living in the “old CBA world”. My Oiler’s are able to spend closer to the cap than anyone expected, without losing money. We were able to sign a guy like Chris Pronger at 6+ million a year (which yeah yeah yeah, he left, oh boo hoo). My Oiler’s are more stable than ever before, our farm-system is better than ever, and we now have a better team than any we’ve had since 1990. I’m completely 100% happy with my team, and I haven’t been able to say that in more than a decade.

    I’m glad that your Leafs are restocking the farm-system, it’s about damn time too. And I’m very happy they picked up Andrew Raycroft and dumped the Eagle (who was great in his time, but is past his prime). The Leafs are heading in the right direction. But it’s going to take them a few more seasons to complete the rebuilding. Mike Peca was a great signing too as he is a great defensive-forward, and should help the Leaf’s penalty kill, and will give the younger guys more of a chance to play offensively as he can cover their behinds defensively………..I just hope the Leaf’s continue in this direction, and not resort back to signing older veterans at higher prices.

    Still, GO SENS GO!!! GO OILERS GO!!!

  33. 92-93 says:

    nope.

    the old CBA world is not as far away as you think – and this offseason should have made that obvious to you JTR.

    by that logic, i can also sadly say that i am not convinced that my leafs will be smarter in the new nhl, because the system – although modified – will probably still see the leafs spend close to the cap every year with foolish, foolish signings (um, Kubina and Gill come to mind).

    go Sens go? psssh.

    The Sens will be 6-2 vs. the Leafs this year, will finish in the top-4 of the East, and will fold by the 2nd round.

    next.

  34. FlamingHomer says:

    You better start getting your lame excuses ready because your boys will be dusting off the golf clubs early next year. Of course they will have to play in Calgary until the snow in Edmonton melts in early July. I’ll send you a Flames car flag so you won’t look so dorky driving around supporting a team that isn’t in the playoffs.

    I feel for how disappointed you are going to be, AGAIN.

  35. JannettyTheRocker says:

    If I remember correctly, the Oiler’s made the Stanley Cup Finals in 2005-2006, and where were the Flames? Oh yeah, eliminated in the first round, and they blew the chance for a battle of Alberta……….If anyone looks dorky driving around, it’s you Calgarians with your pickup trucks and your Calgary FLAMERS flags hanging out your windows. They call it the “RED MILE”, well come April, it will be the “DEAD MILE” because your Flames will be the ones missing the playoffs. And don’t try and jump on the Oiler’s bandwagon this year when your team’s out, because we don’t need any Calgarians stinking the place up (you know the smell, a mix of stale beer and cow manure).

    GO OILERS GO!!!!

  36. JannettyTheRocker says:

    All I know is that in 2003-2004, the Oiler’s wouldn’t have been able to sign guys like Pronger, Peca, Sykora, Lupul, Roloson, etc……….we would have been stuck with guys who haven’t proven anything and we would be grasping at straws to see who’s going to have a breakout season. The new CBA isn’t perfect IMO, but it’s a hell of a lot better than the old CBA. Our team can actually compete…………And if someday my Oilers leave Edmonton, it will be a very sad day, but I’ll be damned if I’ll ever cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs. There would be 29 other teams to cheer for before I’m ever cheering for the Leafs.

    If the Oilers ever left Edmonton, than I’d be a Senators fan. But the Oil are in good shape, so nothing to worry about.

    GO OILERS GO!!!

  37. FlamingHomer says:

    Since you created the original post, I’m going to let you have the last word. Until we meet again.

  38. 92-93 says:

    sure, but where is Pronger and Peca now?

    Sykora is a subpar signing IMO, and Lupul SHOULD be affordable to sign because of his age and would have been in the old NHL as well.

    yes yes we all know your opinions on the Leafs … but thats not the point that i am trying to make.

    i dont think the Oilers are going to leave edmonton like the expos did with montreal, of course.

    but i do think that Edmonton isnt much better off than before… and as the cap rises, the chances for Edmonton to be a competitive club go south (even if the team itself doesnt).

    i am a leafs fan – a team that spends but also a team that has a glorious history. i am also a fan of the Blue Jays – who are the economic underdogs of the American League East and have a shorter (but once again, glorious) history.

    Edmonton? um, … er … well the 1980s were a great time to be an Oiler fan. and, um, the Eskimos have won a lot of Grey Cups. so good for Edmonton.

  39. TheDugg1er says:

    Any other reason than you being a die hard oiler fand JTR is behind me to why you think the oilers are better than the flames. This is killing me to say this, but the flames are ten times better than the oilers, not to mention they addressed their biggest need of scoring by picking up tanguay. I can’t wait to see Iginla return to his former glory and light it up with Tanguay, but i dread the days when they play the Nuks. Nuks and Flames will be good, the best two goalies, once broduer retires will be fun to watch.

    Final note, I would be surprised if the oilers make the playoffs. I seriously don’t know how you say your team is better than last year and further more I don’t know how you didn’t feel confident about your team last yearI place Edmonton either at 4th or 5th in the division, depends if minnesota gels. They have the potential to be a lethal team, Gaborik and Demitra not to mention rolston and others. Only reason why the oilers did good in the playoffs was because roloson had a miracle run, like giguere’s when he took the ducks to the finals. This year though I fear Edmonton may be the only canadian team not making the playoffs.

    Don’t cry about it, and don’t make lame excuses when the time comes.

  40. 92-93 says:

    I think the Oilers will be on the outside looking in too.

    but they do have an amazing amount organizational depth in terms of prospects, so its not going to be that way for very long.

  41. JannettyTheRocker says:

    The Leaf’s have a glorious history??? Oh right, they won multiple Stanley Cups 40+ years ago, before either of us were even born (I assume). I can admit that the Leafs are a prestigious franchise as they are an “original six” franchise. But my question is, what have they done since the expansion years started, when they have had to compete with between 21-30 teams in the league. Sure they’ve had some good playoff runs in the past decade, but they haven’t won anything.

    Yeah, my Oilers have won 5 Stanley Cups in the 1980’s and 1990, but haven’t won one since. But my Oilers have had to deal with the old CBA which your Leafs were never effected by. And my Oilers have gotten to the Stanley Cup Finals last season (to game 7).

    In the last 40 years, let’s compare our two teams……

    Oilers : 5 Stanley Cups and 7 Finals appearances

    Leafs : 0 Stanley Cups and 0 Finals appearances

    You can talk about the Leaf’s “rich” history, but the truth is that you weren’t even around to see it. So use it all you want, but all their cups were before teams like the Oilers, Canucks, and Flames even existed.

    GO OILERS GO!!!

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