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10 things to ponder as Edmonton Oilers struggle to get out of NHL basement

So it’s Groundhog Day all over again.

The Edmonton Oilers will either be 29th or 30th and will get the best or second-best odds in the draft lottery at the end of this month. 1,244 more words

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Dan Barnes: Oilers hit the right notes on and off ice in final salute to Rexall Place

The Edmonton Oilers franchise grew up in a constant state of celebration, and the lessons learned through the heady 1980s have served them well for three decades. 885 more words

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Fans make noise in stands, on social media for last Oilers game at Rexall Place

EDMONTON – On what was for some a melancholy evening to say goodbye to one of Canada’s most famous hockey rinks, Edmonton Oilers fans certainly had their fair share of opportunities to make some noise on Wednesday night. 1,766 more words


Past Edmonton Oilers bid farewell to Rexall Place at final NHL game

It was past meets present for the Edmonton Oilers in the final NHL game at Rexall Place Tuesday.

But the team’s 1,558th game on home ice fell shy of once-upon-a-time Boy Wonder Wayne Gretzky lacing up the skates in place of Golden Child Connor McDavid for a shift or two. 968 more words

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Playing for Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place a dream come true for Mark Messier

In his childhood days, Mark Messier dreamed about what an honour it would be to play in Northlands Coliseum.By the end of his career, after helping transform the building into a shrine, it was the other way around — fans considered themselves lucky they ever got to see him play. 475 more words

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Once, when it was still Northlands Coliseum, the Edmonton Oilers that called the rink home won five Stanley Cups in  seven years. The rink has another name now, Rexall Place, and the Oilers that have skated there recently haven’t reached the playoffs let alone gone all the way, but the old rink still has its history if not much future. 100 more words

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Farewell to Rexall, farewell to my favourite playground

For months, I’ve been anxious about this week.

I didn’t want to think about it. I also didn’t know how I’d feel.

But here we are, saying goodbye to Rexall Place – the home of the Edmonton Oilers and as I see it, my favourite childhood play space. 644 more words