Tradition! You can’t deny tradition is a h-u-g-e part of hockey in Canada, not to mention Edmonton. The banner above is a perfect example. Can you tell that the 5 in the ‘85′ is an upside down 2? When the banner was originally made, the manufacturer was out of 5’s … No problem - Improvise! Over time, those championship banners suffer the wear and tear — so they need to be replaced. And since the original was made with an upside down 2, so was the replacement – TRADITION. I learned this great story from Jessica McPhee – Manager, Corporate Communications – who took a group of us on a catwalk tour before the Oilers game the other night.
Below are: Aaron Hawke, Jessica McPhee, Leanne Laverick, Moi, Richard Zussman. If Zussman looks familiar he should – he is one of our Breakfast Television news reporters.
Another highlight of the tour was meeting the VOICE at Rexall. Mark Lewis is the man you hear everytime the Oilers(& those other guys) score or take a penalty.
We had a blast — Thanks again!!