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Dynamic Duo Dynasty? 2009’s Version of Gretzky/Messier Supremacy

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

In the 1982-1983 season the Edmonton Oilers, led by Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. They went up against the New York Islanders, the three-time defending champions, who swept the Oilers in a no-contest series.

The Oilers were over-matched, out-played, and shut-down by the All-Star squad that boasted a lineup including Brian Trottier, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Mike Bossy, and Billy Smith. The young Oiler team could not compete with the grizzled veteran team, who had already been apart of Championship teams.

The next season (1983-1984), the Oilers and Islanders once again met up in the Stanley Cup Finals. Again, Gretzky and Messier going ...

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