The Oklahoma City Barons season ended at the hands of the Utica Comets just a few days ago. Since then it has been difficult to say goodbye to a franchise we have loved for five years, but we have done it, and we continue to be grateful.
Likewise the Edmonton Oilers have said “Thank You” to the team, the fans, the community, and owners that have given us one heckuva a run in their own way.
Via a full page ad (seen below), the Edmonton Oilers have said their thank you’s and their goodbye’s. The ad reads:
“To the great people and fans in Oklahoma City thank you for your dedication to the Barons the past 5 years. Your hospitality and support made our players and staff feel at home and a welcome part of the community.
To Bob Funk Jr. and our partners at Prodigal, we thank you for your commitment, hard work and professionalism in operating the Oklahoma City Barons and putting on a great show every night for the team, fans and community. We couldn’t have asked for better partners in this venture.
Oklahoma City will always have a special place in our heart!
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club”
The unnecessary gesture here was classy nonetheless. As a fan, I’m appreciative of the statement. And to the Edmonton Oilers we thank YOU for the opportunity.