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02-14-2013, 06:46 PM
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Books on the Edmonton Oilers

What are some good reads you guys recommend on the Oilers? I really enjoy reading, but it's almost always been fiction with a few non-fiction thrown in for good measure. There has to be some good stuff that came out of the 80s, or even books spanning the entire lifetime of the franchise. Any suggestions?

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The Game of our Lives by Peter Gzowski is probably the best Oiler book I've read.

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3 that I really enjoyed, but haven't read in a while:

"The Game of Our Lives"by Peter Gzowski

"Champions: The making of the Edmonton Oilers" by Kevin Lowe with Stan and Shirley Fischler

"Gretzky" by Walter Gretzky and Jim Taylor

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The Glory Barons by Douglas Hunter, which goes up to the late 90s

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Gretzky's Tears was very good. Stephen Brunt is an excellent writer.

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Good suggestions guys, thanks.

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One could argue that every team in the West has one.

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Looking out for Number 1 By Dave Samenko

Jim Matthieson has a few out there and so does JOnes

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I've only read Champions as far as Oilers books go. I read a ton, but not all that much as far as biographies or sports stories go-- usually find biopics more interesting in this case.

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Gretzky's Tears was very good. Stephen Brunt is an excellent writer.
Don't really like him as a panelist, but that book is dynamite. It's especially heart-wrenching to know that either Gretz or Sather could have called off the trade at any moment.

In an alternate reality, Slats stands up to Pocklington, Peter sells the team, Gretzky stays, fans ante up for higher ticket prices, and Edmonton becomes the greatest dynasty in sports history.

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Gretzky's Tears was very good. Stephen Brunt is an excellent writer.
Seconded.

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3 that I really enjoyed, but haven't read in a while:

"The Game of Our Lives"by Peter Gzowski

"Champions: The making of the Edmonton Oilers" by Kevin Lowe with Stan and Shirley Fischler

"Gretzky" by Walter Gretzky and Jim Taylor
Great books, have all of them

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