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It's Time To Acknowledge The WHA

On this day 32 years ago the Oilers and Jets played the last game in WHA history. Today in Edmonton the WHA has been all but forgotten. There are seven years of Oilers history tied to the WHA and with 32 NHL now under our belts I see no better time than now to start recognizing and celebrating the OIlers WHA history as the team enters their 40th anniversary season.

We will not spend taxpayers' money on a professional sports arena or stadium in Quebec City. And we...

We will not spend taxpayers' money on a professional sports arena or stadium in Quebec City. And we will not participate in such projects in Regina, Halifax, Edmonton, or my hometown, Calgary.... We aren't financing the one here, and the same treatment will be applied equally across the country.

That's Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussing the (im)possibility of arena funding in Quebec City, and across the country. His stance makes it very unlikely that Edmonton will receive any federal dollars for their arena project.

The All-Time Ranking Of The Oilers Special Teams (STE)

The Oilers are bad, very bad, on special teams. Where do they rank?

Our Forgotten First Overall

Once, a generation ago, the Edmonton Oilers picked first overall in the World Hockey Association. This is that story.

The great stretch drive of 1980

It used to be a much bigger deal when the Oilers cisited Toronto. The most famous game between the two mostly non-rivals was played 30 years ago this month.

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