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#SocOILmedia: February 25, 2017

#HockeyTalks launches, the Oilers are on the road and much more in this edition of our weekly social media blog

by Ryan Frankson /

Welcome back to another look at the wide world of #OilCountry social media! This week, we launch our annual campaign in support of mental health, see what some of the Oilers got up to on their day off in D.C., highlight some of the top GIF moments from this past week's action, and give some well-deserved stick-taps to a hardcore fan. 


One of our most important campaigns of the season launched this past week, as we bring mental health to the forefront with our annual #HockeyTalks awareness drive. Leading up to and during the March 10 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, we'll be sharing mental health facts and PSAs to bring as much awareness as we can to this cause. Also during the game against the Penguins, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will be selling limited-edition signed pucks in support of CASA Foundation. Join the conversation on social media by using the campaign hashtag!

Tweet from @Oil_Foundation: #HockeyTalks comes to @RogersPlace March 10. Get limited-edition signed #Oilers pucks in support of @CASA_FDN!



The Oilers are currently on their longest road trip of the season, which means the occasional opportunity to explore the area in which they're staying. The fellas got that opportunity on Thursday with an off-day in Washington, D.C. A few of the young guns, Laurent Brossoit, Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning, Jujhar Khaira and Anton Slepyshev, rented bikes and cruised around the National Mall, which is home to The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and other famous landmarks. Eric Gryba used his free time to brush up on his bow shooting skills, and he also caught a glimpse of President Donald Trump's motorcade heading through the streets of the U.S. capital city.

Ron Burgundy and the ladies went for a little stroll

A post shared by Laurent Brossoit (@lbrossoit) on

Addicted to the process.

A post shared by Eric Gryba (@grybes02) on

Now that's the way to roll!

A post shared by Eric Gryba (@grybes02) on




With big wins over the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers so far on this lengthy Oilers road trip, we've had no shortage of highlights to share with you via GIFs! This week's top picks belong to Kris Russell sniping home the game-winner against the Panthers, Oscar Klefbom blasting home a slap-shot earlier in the game, Milan Lucic lighting the lamp for the GWG in Chicago and Matt Benning bringing the noise on Tanner Kero.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: WHAT A SNIPE! #FLAvsEDM

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: #EDMvsFLA

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Light 'em up, Looch! #EDMvsCHI 

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: BENNING = BEAST! #EDMvsCHI



Last, but not certainly not least, we're shining the spotlight on YOU, the fans! This week's shout-out goes to James Gunderson, who was all over Florida this week repping the orange and blue. Nice work, James! Want to see your photos or videos in our spotlight next week? Make sure you tag @edmontonoilers in your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts!

Tweet from @gunner8811: Reppin' the Oil at The PGA Honda Classic in Florida. @EdmontonOilers #OilCountry #loyaltotheoil

Tweet from @gunner8811: @EdmontonOilers 4 Alberta boys cheering on the Oil! #OilersRollCall

Tweet from @gunner8811: @EdmontonOilers in Tampa to cheer on the Oil. #OilersRollCall #EDMvsTBL


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