More Devastating Oilers Playoff Defeat 1986 or 1989?
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12-14-2012, 12:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Originally Posted by
I am the Liquor
2006 was a free roll. Nobody expected us (including Oiler fans) to even get out of the first round, so the rest was gravy.
In 86 in particular, the Oilers were far and away the best team in the league. Everybody knew it, and the expectations were to roll over everyone and hoist the cup.
It hurts to lose much more when the expectations run contrary to losing, than it does when you are expected to lose.
The fact a player on our own team scored the winning goal for the other team, and the fact that other team was Calgary, in the middle of the BOA days, made it by far the worst. No contest. People who were there and were more than five yrs old at the time would agree Im sure.
I just think there were different emotions.
86' was anger, disgust, and rage.
06' was tears, heartbreak, and remorse.
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