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Oilers to celebrate 30th anniversary of 1984 Stanley Cup championship team

Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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We know there hasn’t been much success in Edmonton the past eight seasons now, but during the 1980s they were the team.

Back in 1984, the Oilers started their dynastic run by ending the New York Islanders’ dynasty beating them in five games. Now, 30 years later, they’re getting the band back together again on Oct. 10 to celebrate the first of what ultimately became five Stanley Cup titles in Edmonton.

As Derek van Diest of the Edmonton Sun shared, the idea to get everyone back together was Wayne Gretzky’s.

“I think everybody, which Wayne (Gretzky) alluded to, and him being the architect of getting this idea, wanted to see the guys and get together,” Oilers President and member of that ’84 team Kevin Lowe said. “We’ve never celebrated the team in any capacity, we did have the Heritage Classic in 2003, which was a bit of a celebration. This is a real fitting event and it looks like everybody is going to be here.”

By “everybody” Lowe means just about everyone involved with the Oilers’ success. Players, coaches, scouts, equipment staff, and executives will all be part of the celebration. We’ll see if former owner Peter Pocklington is welcome since he’s the guy who traded Gretzky and all.

That ’84 Oilers team was one of the most talented teams ever assembled. With Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey, and Glenn Anderson along with coach Glen Sather they scored 446 goals that season, 86 more than the second-best scoring team, the Quebec Nordiques.

  1. gbatap - Aug 20, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Best NHL team ever assembled.

    • guypatsfan - Aug 22, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      1976-77 Montreal Canadiens – 60-8-12, SC win.

  2. rmccleary97 - Aug 20, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    This will be the highlight of the Oilers season. The next biggest highlight will probably be April 14, 2015 when the draft lottery is held.

  3. wranglerick - Aug 21, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Better bring some of the islanders that won 4 in a row

  4. Wineshard - Aug 21, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Yeah and back then Uncle Rico could throw a football clear over them mountains.

  5. budzo83 - Aug 21, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    Uncle Rico=Kevin Lowe

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