Edmonton Oilers fans have suffered through some terrible seasons over the last few years due in large part to the inability to score more goals than the other team. With Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins maturing and rookies Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz entering the mix, there is an increased likelihood that the Oilers will be able to add some goals to the lineup this season.
However, those long-suffering patrons of Rexall Place now face an unenviable dilemma.
You see, when the Oilers score a goal at home, their passionate, loyal fans are assaulted with this:
That's right. The Edmonton Oilers' 2013 goal song is Don't Stop the Party performed by beverage pitchman and somehow international-sensation Pitbull.
Nothing says never-ending party like Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The good news for Oilers fans is that the chorus, garbled in both Spanish and English, is the most coherent segment of the song which includes such thought-provoking lyrics as “I'm running through the world like I'm running back ... Scarface, world's mine, running back.” The bad news is, it's Pitbull.
It is usually frowned upon to root against your own team at home, but how could you blame Edmontonians for hoping for a shutout? There are 24 games on the road. The Oilers can get their goals out there, where innocent ears are left unsullied.
Unmercifully, the Oilers scored four at home on Monday night.