Thread: Doug Weight #39
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03-26-2013, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by bleed_oil View Post
Who cares about the 80 guys.. they're ancient histories.. Dougie and his guys turned another generation of Edmontonians into fans. Yeah retire it.
In another decade, Dougie and the "Little Team that Could" will also become "ancient" history like the dynasty Oilers... just minus the all the hardware.

I'm a second-generation fan like a lot of people around here, but the as fun as that team was, the best it could do was upset a couple of far wealthier teams. (Five consecutive years in the playoffs, though, with Weight around... that's pretty good considering what we had.)

As for Weight himself, he was an elite playmaker who was a top-20 forward in his prime, but he never won any performance-based awards aside from his All-Star Game appearances. He never won the Cup as an Oiler. He probably won't ever make the HHOF due to his non-Oiler years facing chronic injuries.

Honouring his (and Smyth's, and Lowe's, and etc.) number or having a Wall of Fame would be the best bet.

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