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11-18-2012, 02:47 PM
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People really don't understand the history, tradition and success of the Oilers franchise.
Their logo is iconic. The club has won MORE Stanley Cups than any other team since they joined the NHL in 1979. They have won MORE Stanley Cups than all other Canadian teams combined since they joined the NHL in 1979.
They had the greatest player in the history of the game at his peak. They featured 6 HOFers on a team that won 5 Stanley Cups in 7 years. They won their first cup in their 5th year of existence.
The Oilers are the most successful, and storied franchise since they joined the NHL. When you factor in cups/seasons/cup winning difficulty, they are the most successful franchise in NHL history. Their logo is iconic. They are one of the NHL's flagship franchises.
People tend to get so wrapped up in what has happened in the past three years that they forget the true reality.
You may need to accept the reality that nobody really considers the Oil logo as iconic except Oil fans.
While I appreciate your attempt at "storied", "flash in the pan" might be more apt. The last 20+ years speak more the real Oilers to most people, like it or not.
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