The Kings can clinch the Stanley Cup tonight...come watch the game with us
Looks like the guy on the right in the line-up of silhouettes has no helmet and a crew cut, a la Orr '68. I hope (expect?) the last two are Orr and Mario.
The Islanders weren't terrible then, but in NHL '93 the defense (w)as so poorly graded in the stats, one was forced to play other teams. I used to play the St. Louis Blues for some good parity.
With Kelly Chase, Garth Butcher, and David Lowry, I could crush and pummel the competition, while scoring with Shanahan, Hull, Janney or my favorite speedster: Nelson Emerson.
My goalie? Cujo.
Loved it, and NHL video games ever since. No matter the trials, tribulations, or just hard realities of the real world, in the games we could forget the wreck on Long Island and play out our frustrations by launching Wayne Gretzky into the next zip code.
"Mr. Gretzky is actively working with Ice Edge Team LLC and Ice Edge Arena LLC (together, the `Ice Edge Group') who may become the eventual owners of the team," said a brief the NHL filed in support of its own bid for the bankrupt club.
"We have been working with Wayne very closely throughout this process," said Ice Edge CEO Daryl Jones. "If we are successful, and we expect to be, he will have a major role in the Coyotes."
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