Saturday, April 09, 2016

Oilers History: Wayne Gretzky and the 1981-82 Season

With the final NHL game to ever be played at Rexall Place now in the books, or more fittingly Northlands Coliseum for us old-timers, it is next to impossible for any long-time fan of the Edmonton Oilers to not sit back and reminisce. From a team standpoint, the five Stanley Cup championships are obviously on a level all their own but the same can be said about the season Wayne Gretzky put together back in 1981-82. After taking a couple of seasons to “find his stride” at the NHL level, in which he posted a ridiculous 106 goals and 301 points in 159 games, No. 99 started to kick things into gear during his third year in the league.
Read more over at The Hockey Writers,

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