TOKEN POST, DON'T EVEN READ THIS
Growing up I was fortunate to have a dynasty of a hockey team to support.
Then, just as I reached the age of rebellion, I saw that selfsame dynasty tossed away - no, pissed away by a bunch of small town thinking losers. It helped lead me to the conclusion that in order to find my own destiny, I too would eventually leave the small market where I originated from.
For quite a few years I pretty well ignored the Oilers. Nothing much to ignore really. Now, they're sort of looking promising. I wish they were more promising, and maybe by this time next season they will be, but that's what I've thought for the past several seasons.
Astonishingly, Gretzky made Edmonton an interesting city to the rest of the world.