According to Oilers blogger Ryan Batty, it has been 10,000 days since the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.
I’m glad he did the legwork on that because I sure as hell wouldn’t have. I’m not even sure if that’s accurate but if I do the lazy math it sounds about right.
Now in 1990 I was ten years old and dominating minor hockey in Camrose, AB and if I can recall correctly, I had more of an interest in hockey cards and playing street hockey than I did watching actual hockey games. I mean my dad would take me to watch the local college team (Go Vikings!) at the old Rec Centre (it’s now called the Max McLean I think or maybe it’s part of the Enmax centre…) but I never spent much time in my seat. I was too busy chasing pucks that went over the glass, buying hockey cards out of those coin-operated machines, or playing “kick hockey” in the hall by the dressing rooms.
But in 1990, my dad somehow got his hands on tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals and I can’t exactly remember what game it was. All I can remember is Andy Moog deflecting pucks into the crowd every time he kicked his leg out to make a save, Ray Bourque’s unforgettable playing style, and Bill Ranford be as electrifying as he ever was.
Anyways, I worked some magic and present to you the Edmonton Oilers 1990 Stanley Cup Playoffs courtesy of the NHL VHS movie they put out that year. It’s basically just the parts of the movie that feature the Oilers. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to our Beer League Heroes Youtube Channel for more sweet videos!
What stick does each player on the Oilers use?
If a question like this interests you, your next stop should be www.GearGeek.com, the world’s first online database of NHL equipment. Recently launched, the site has more than 3,500 equipment items used by all 700-plus active NHL players. You can slice and dice the information just about any way you want, and see the results within a couple of seconds.
It’s an Oilers fan’s paradise — and one that has been much in demand, since previously it has been quite difficult to get accurate and comprehensive information about player equipment. Speaking of accurate, GearGeek updates its site daily so Oilers fans can keep track of equipment changes their favorite players make during the season.
Specific pieces of equipment GearGeek monitors include sticks, gloves, pants, skates, helmets, blockers, pads and masks. The site also details player stats for the past/current season. It’s free to use and requires no registration or login. It’s a highly “bookmark-able” site for any hockey player or Oilers fan who enjoys being in the know about pro equipment.