I'm an Edmonton Oiler fan that will be at the game on Saturday. I couldn't miss the return of one of my favorite players in the entire league, Jason Smith. I didn't like Lupul's play as an Oiler but he also seemed like a good kid in interviews. No confidence while he was here. Hopefully the fresh start will be good for him.
Also, I'm not sure if you guys know this but you kind of have a good team. I might be a little star struck on Saturday. The Flyers are my favorite team in the East and hopefully the Oilers can pull off another miracle and face you guys in the Final this season ...with the same result as 1987 Just some healthy trash talk before Saturday....and the final.
best sporting event I have ever witnessed live: game 6 SCF 1987 14th row center ice. The Spectrum was LOUD.
There was an Oilers documentary made in the 80s called Boys On The Bus. It follows the team during the 1986 season and then after the picks up again in the 87 playoffs(they probably wanted to try and finish with a happy ending after the Steve Smith thing). Kevin Lowe is the narrator and he says in the video that the Flyers crowd was one of the most exciting yet intiminating crowds he'd ever played for.