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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The 1983-84 Oilers hoisted the first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history. But did they know they would go on to win three more in the next four years?

“I don’t think anyone can tell you you’ll continually win,” Ex-Oilers Head Coach Glen Sather said at Wednesday’s press conference. “There’s so much to go into the team, the spirit inside the team and how it functions, whether you’ve got the right trainers, the right doctors, the right owners, injuries, there’s 1,000 things that happen during the season. You can have the greatest talent in the world and, for some reason if something goes wrong, there’s no guarantee in hockey.

“This is a tough league in a tough sport and you can see by the look of all the guys here, how tough they are after going through what they’ve gone through. It takes a lot of hard work.”

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