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Highlights of the Dynasty Years (1984-1990)

From 1984 to 1990, the Edmonton Oilers were rarely out of the headlines. ThOilerse team that had showed so much promise during the early 1980s, finally become champions in 1984; a feat they would repeat four more times by the beginning of the new decade.

However, the Stanley Cup victories included two very bitter moments. During the 1986 playoffs, the Calgary Flames upset the Oilers, removing hope of matching the Montréal Canadiens' record of five Cups in a row. This was followed in 1988, when owner Peter Pocklington’s waning fortunes forced him to instruct general manager and president Glen Sather to trade Wayne Gretzky, the best player of all time.

From the Stanley Cup victories to the bitter losses of playoffs and players, the National Hockey League will never see a repeat of the Oilers era. In this section, featured articles will include the glories and the heartbreaks of the greatest hockey dynasty Alberta has ever seen.





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