Oilers took hockey world by storm when they moved from WHA and into NHL in 1979. Quickly building a team of young and talented players it would not take Oilers long to start a winning tradition for diehard fans of Edmonton. Led by Great One, Wayne Gretzky, Oilers would start eighties with the potential of becoming a dynasty. With players like Mark Messier, Grant Fuhr, Glen Anderson, Jari Kurri, and Paul Coffey, Oilers became one of the greatest teams ever assembled. In 1981 in the first round of playoffs they upset the powerful Montreal Canadiens and basically put the NHL on notice that they were for real. Snatch your Edmonton Oilers tickets now
With Wayne Gretzky breaking just about every scoring record in books, Oilers earned their first trip to Stanley Cup finals in 1983. Facing a much more experienced and 3 time defending champion New York Islanders, Oilers were swept in finals in four games. This was just what doctor ordered as they would take this set back as a learning experience and would go on to win Stanley Cup in four of next six years. They would add one more championship banner in 1990, this time without leading scorer Wayne Gretzky, who had been traded to Kings two seasons earlier. Be sure to buy your discount Edmonton Oilers tickets to experience this winning tradition.
This season Oilers continue their winning ways with a young and skilled team who are led by Defenseman Ryan Whitney. From his defensive position Whitney is a great playmaker and leads team in assists and points. Having a solid season is forward Dustin Penner, who at 6' 4" and 245 pounds is quite a force to reckon with. The real excitement revolves around two young talents that Oilers hope to build around for a very long time. Nineteen year rookie Taylor Hall has shown flashes of brilliance and has used his speed and quick shot to lead team in goals. Center Sam Gagner, just 21 years old and in his fourth year with the Oilers is coming into his own and should be a 20 goal scorer this year. Couple this with solid goalie Martin Gerber whose goals against average is one of the lowest in the league and you have a very exciting team to watch. Be sure to catch the action with your cheap Edmonton Oilers tickets.
Formerly Northlands Coliseum, Oilers now play at Rexall Place which holds just under 17,000 for Oilers games. Newly renovated and with a bunch of championship banners hanging from rafters, Rexall Place is one of greatest hockey venues in the league. Purchase cheap Edmonton Oilers tickets now