Oilers Fans create Billboard Banter in Florida Ahead of Game 7

Marvin Azrak
June 24, 2024  (7:50)

Edmonton Oilers fans
Photo credit: Beer League Heroes

The Edmonton Oilers are on the brink of making history as the first Canadian team to win a Stanley Cup in 31 years, despite facing a crucial road game 7 against the Florida Panthers.

Despite this, Edmonton is making sure their presence is known.
It's all part of the spirited fun that accompanies the Stanley Cup Final, showcasing Edmonton's passionate hockey culture. Canadian airlines have even arranged special flights from Edmonton to Florida, ensuring a strong showing of Oilers fans on Monday.
NEW: Canadian airline WestJet has two chartered planes heading to S. Florida from Edmonton for Stanley Cup Final Game 7.

Both nonstop flights will arrive on Sunday evening. #Oilers #Panthers
This could lead to a near-even split in the stands between Oilers and Panthers fans in the stands.
Explore Edmonton, the city's tourism department, has taken a swing at Panthers fans by renting billboards in Florida. Outside Amerant Bank Arena, one billboard boldly declares the place as "The home of 5 cups and 0 rats."
Hey Panthers, enjoying the view? We brought a taste of the Great White North to the Sunshine State with our digital billboards. 🏒

We've heard about your tradition of tossing rats on the ice (interesting choice), but Edmonton is rat-free & we'd love to keep it that way! 🚫🐀
The witty message not only celebrates the Oilers' storied success of five Cups, but also humorously references the Panthers having none.
The plane ride to Florida was a vibe! -bm
Edmonton's journey in this series seemed improbable after falling behind 3-0, but they've defied the odds to force a Game 7.
Now, the Oilers are determined to complete their comeback as Connor McDavid seeks to win his first Stanley Cup.