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Podnieks, Andrew. Podnieks. Bolton, ON: Fenn Publishing Co., 2004.

AB: This book provides a year by year account of the Stanley Cup playoffs and finals. The highlights of the Alberta teams who competed for hockey's Stanley Cup follow:


1983/1984 Edmonton Oilers, p. 172-173, AB: The Oiler's first Cup victory nearly sparked a riot in Edmonton as a nerve-racking 2-3-2 series format. Gretzky led the playoffs with an incredible 35 points and Mark Messier, inducted into the Alberta Sport's Hall of Fame and Museum in 2001 took the Conn Smythe Trophy for his performance in game three.

  • 1984/1985 Edmonton Oilers, p. 174-175. AB: The 1984-1985 season proved to be a breeze for the Oilers with Gretzky again dominating with a record 47 points and taking the Conn Smythe Trophy. Defensemen Paul Coffey, inducted into the Alberta Sport's Hall of Fame and Museum in 2001, set a number of records and Jari Kurri, a 2001 inductee, set a record for most goals in a playoff year.
  • 1986/1987 Edmonton Oilers, p. 178-179. AB: After going to game seven in stiff competition with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Oilers won on their home ice on May 31, 1987.
  • 1987/1988 Edmonton Oilers, p. 180-181, AB: With 11 consecutive wins, the Oilers went undefeated at home during the playoffs and handily defeated the Bruins in the final series 4-0.
  • 1988/1989 Calgary Flames, p. 182-183, AB: With careful planning and an excellent roster, the Flames became the first team to defeat the Canadiens on Forum ice for the Cup. Al MacInnis led the playoffs with 31 points and loyal Jim Peplinski finally won the Cup after playing for the Flames since their first year in the city, 1980.
  • 1989/1990 Edmonton Oilers, p. 184-185, AB: The least expected of the Oilers wins after the emotional trade of Gretzky in 1988 and the first Cup won off of home ice for the team. Craig Simpson led the league with 16 goals.
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