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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Wayne Gretzky is familiar with NHL fans everywhere. But it is Edmonton where the fans are different from the rest.

Gretzky said the difference between Edmonton fans and other NHL fans is that the Oilers group made the players of the 1984 Stanley Cup Championship team feel very welcome.

“The difference with fans in Edmonton is you feel like you know the fans and they’re your friends,” Gretzky said via Skype at a press conference on Tuesday.

Gretzky says that seeing the people of Edmonton and all of their old friends is something the ’84 players are looking forward to the most with their reunion on October 10.

“The fans and the people in Edmonton always made it comfortable for the players.”

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