Oilers greats Kevin Lowe and Wayne Gretzky spoke to the media and a group of fans on Tuesday as the ’84 team reunion was announced. Both players reminisced about just how unselfish that team was and how it helped them become one of the best teams in NHL history and hoist the cup.
“The season started with Lee Fogolin unselfishly giving up the captaincy for Wayne,” Lowe said. “It was really the beginning of an unselfish year for the team.”
“All the records and all of the personal accolades didn’t matter to anyone, particularly those players. It was about winning the Stanley Cup.”
Gretzky said the team rallied, using the lessons learned from their loss to the New York Islanders the year before to eventually defeat the familiar opponent in the ’84 Final.
“It’s a really special group,” Gretzky said. “We beat a really great hockey club, a dynasty team that taught us how to win from the previous year.”
“When anyone scored, we all felt like we all scored. We were such and unselfish group.”