If you're like me then you probably spent a few hours outside this weekend because sadly weekends like that are somewhat rare in Edmonton. I took the opportunity to visit the downtown farmer's market, hung out in the park with my kid, did some BBQing, and of course drank a few beers. I even managed to fit in in a couple of hockey games too. If your weekend was the same, or perhaps busier, then these are a few of the stories that you might have missed.
The 25th Anniversary of the Oilers 1990 Stanley Cup
25 Years Ago Today: Oilers Win Fifth Stanley Cup - Ryan Batty - The Copper & Blue
It was on this day 25 years ago that the Oilers dynasty came to an end. And I missed the whole damn thing.
Oilers' Dynasty Ends: Oh, what it was like to be a winner! - Terry Jones - Edmonton Sun
Twenty-five years ago the Oilers dynasty came to an end. Those were some great times.
Edmonton Oilers' Dynasty Ends ... with a bang - Terry Jones - Edmonton Sun
To look back 25 years ago today at the fifth and final Stanley Cup won by the Edmonton Oilers, first you have to go back to Aug. 8, 1988.
Oilers' Dynasty Ends: Kid line sparked Stanley Cup run - Robert Tychkowski - Edmonton Sun
On a team that boasted Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, Craig Simpson and almost 50 Stanley Cup rings, nobody would have guessed that a bunch of wide-eyed, won-nothing kids would be the spark that re-ignited a champion.
About the Current Oilers
Leon Draisaitl remains a stellar prospect for the Edmonton Oilers, despite the team’s incompetent handling of his debut NHL campaign - Jonathan Willis - Cult of Hockey
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers in Review: Leon Draisaitl Well, it was quite a ride. Leon Draisaitl’s rookie season didn’t go the way the player, his team or its fans might have liked, but it did tell us a lot about the massive German who is still such an important part of Edmonton’s future.
Nelson Free To Look - Matt Henderson - OilersNation
As per Elliotte Friedman the Oilers have given Todd Nelson permission to look elsewhere in pursuit of a Head Coaching opportunity.
What are the Oilers going to do with Martin Marincin? - Jonathan Willis - OilersNation
One of the most interesting tests of Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarellli in his first year on the job will be his handling of not-a-prospect-not-yet-a-player Martin Marincin. There are a lot of directions the team can go here, and the path forward is by no means clear.
Around the NHL
How one documentarian is bringing the eccentric California Golden Seals back to life - The Hockey News
They were the misfit toys of the NHL – a group with green jerseys and white skates, with an owner that wanted orange pucks, flew his players first class and slapped their names on the back of the jerseys. But even if the California Seals were an NHL oddity, documentary filmmaker Mark Greczmiel loved them all the same.
Jeff Petry and Corsi - RDS.ca
What is Jeff Petry worth?
Random Grateful Dead Story
Grateful Dead Fans Replace VW Vans With Jets and the Ritz-Carlton - NYTimes.com
Fifty years after their formation, the band will play a series of good-bye shows, drawing their same rabid fans, only now a whole lot wealthier.