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Life Imitates “Art” As Oilers Employ Flying V

If you blinked you might have missed it, but in Tuesday night's horrific loss to the San Jose Sharks the Edmonton Oilers pulled out a play made famous by Emilio Estevez's Mighty Ducks movies. That's right, the flying V took flight. It was only briefly, and perhaps because it didn't lead to a goal, wasn't used again that game. But after photos have made their twitter rounds, we finally have video evidence.

Travis Hughes of SB Nation created and posted a video clip of the play for all to see for themselves, including Sidney Crosby who said:

I didn't see that. That's awesome. I want to see it. That's a tough one to pull off

When asked if they plan to use the V to attack the Los Angeles Kings tonight head coach Ralph Kueger responds:

"We definitely want to attack!" - Krueger laughs when asked about the #Oilers "Flying V" formation during Tuesday's game


See for youself:



And the original:


Now that fans in Edmonton have now had time to cool from the forgettable performance at Tuesday night's home opener, it's a little easier to enjoy this few seconds of the game.


The city remains polarized with the new arena deal struck between the Katz Group and City Council, but the flying V is something that everyone can appreciate.

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Lisa McRitchie is a fairly new writer, online at least, but makes up for inexperience with passion for the game of hockey and memories of Mrs. Leskiw’s English AP class; who knew they would pay off one day.

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