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jadeddog 10-09-2003 05:31 PM

now that was a "true" edmonton oiler
 
there were many things that were going through my head as i just watched fuhr get 31 retired. and i dont want this thread to go into a "bach a certain player" type thread.... but it makes you appreciate players that care about their home team and their home city.... the last thing he said was that he hoped the oilers played well this season and could win another cup soon.... that really shows you how he feels about this team and this city.... some people would do themselves some good be learning a little from this man

gretzky2kurri 10-09-2003 05:35 PM

That was something.

I was more moved by tonight than the 99 or 17 hoisting.

Goosebumps.

Oilers Hockey 10-09-2003 05:36 PM

What a touching ceremony.

Tonight the Oilers proved they are among the classiest organizations in the NHL.

I loved it when the fans chanted "FUHR! FUHR! FUHR!"

metallicat 10-09-2003 08:47 PM

I hope Comrie was listening to Fuhr talk about being home-grown, and nothing better than playing for the Oilers.

gretzky2kurri 10-09-2003 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metallicat
I hope Comrie was listening to Fuhr talk about being home-grown, and nothing better than playing for the Oilers.

BINGO.......has been called!

Oi'll say! 10-09-2003 08:57 PM

Did anyone else notice the pic of Fuhr wearing a Spruce Grove Mets jersey? :yo:

I don't remember Fuhr ever playing on that team, the only goalie I remember was Julian Beretta or some such. Maybe Grant was his backup?

Oiltown16 10-09-2003 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oi'll say!
Did anyone else notice the pic of Fuhr wearing a Spruce Grove Mets jersey? :yo:

I don't remember Fuhr ever playing on that team, the only goalie I remember was Julian Beretta or some such. Maybe Grant was his backup?

yah i noticed that picture. Why wasn't his banner near the other three though??

Oilers4life 10-09-2003 09:56 PM

I was so moved by the chanting that I got up and started to chant it too

Allan 10-09-2003 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Oiltown16
yah i noticed that picture. Why wasn't his banner near the other three though??

They did that with Kurri too, don't know why. It will be over with the others by Saturday. It may just have been because the ceremony was at centre, and it would have been akward to raise it over there.

IceDragoon 10-09-2003 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Allan
They did that with Kurri too, don't know why. It will be over with the others by Saturday. It may just have been because the ceremony was at centre, and it would have been akward to raise it over there.

I think they wanted to ensure that the focus was on Fuhr's banner, alone.

golfmade 10-09-2003 11:36 PM

I wish I could have seen it, but i'm sure it was quite moving. A total class act. I'm surprised no one posted these pictures yet, but enjoy all.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com...ers_edm109.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com...ers_edm107.jpg
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com.../r84538058.jpg

metallicat 10-10-2003 06:02 AM

Grant just looked so nervous up there. I am sure he is very grateful, but also glad that this is almost all over now. Now he can start dreading his HHOF induction speech.

gretzky2kurri 10-10-2003 06:20 AM

Somebody should measure those pads.

dawgbone 10-10-2003 06:26 AM

Man...

I can't wait to see him play in the heritage classic!!!!!

jadeddog 10-10-2003 06:28 AM

for being as nervous as he was i thought he did pretty good actually

s7ark 10-10-2003 06:40 AM

What a great ceremony. All kinds of class from the fans and organization.

Truly a great Oiler moment....

kraigus 10-10-2003 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gretzky2kurri
Somebody should measure those pads.

haha, yeah, glad I'm not the only one who thought that. "Paging Mr. Snow..."

Oi'll say! 10-10-2003 05:00 PM

Was that trapper from his Stl Blues days?


Link to some Fuhr info at a really good goalie site: http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/fuhr.html


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