A trio of interesting Oilers stories
"Members of the Edmonton Oilers' brass were all smiles Wednesday after the team finished ninth in an ESPN survey examining the best and worst franchises in professional sports."
That comes as no surprise to me, I've known my whole life that this team is something special. The Detroit Red Wings were the only NHL team ahead of the Oilers in the list if 118 teams.
"The victory, Craig MacTavish's 100th as the Oilers' head coach, enabled Edmonton to take five out of a possible six points from the defending Stanley Cup champions [Detroit Red Wings] this season."
"The National Hockey League, which telegraphed it when they broke away from giving you at least one [home] game a year against every team in the league, has decided to stick with the long-term plan and go even further."
Written on January 23, 2003