Originally written on Lowetide  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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On May 8, 1990 the Edmonton Oilers were in a little trouble. in their series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Down 2 games to 1, Edmonton's leader Mark Messier was quoted in the papers as saying "we have to find a way to turn it up a notch and play with more discipline." Famous last words. The story goes that in the dressing room, before game 4 in Chicago, Messier stood up and stated the team couldn't take any costly penalties. Discipline. After which he went out and damn near cut Steve Larmer's arm off.Messier's performance that spring (1990) was the stuff of legends. Oiler fans who remember it cannot possibly hope for another like it, and yet it's exactly what we're doing. --Coach Renney finally started looking at some different lines in practice yesterday. Reports had the tune going something like this (courtesy Gregor's twitter):RNH-Smyth-EberleHorcoff-Hall-JonesGagner-Paajarvi-HemskyBelanger-Eager-Petrell-Lander-Hordichuk rotatingI'd be ...
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