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BLOG: Gretzky was quite the character

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

During a hot stove conversation and media availability, Mark Messier discussed the 1984 Stanley Cup Championship season and some of his memories from that great era of Oilers hockey.

Messier was asked who the biggest character in the locker room and, in a dressing room packed with varying personalities, it was none other than Wayne Gretzky.

“I don’t think there was a more fun guy to hang around than Wayne,” Messier said. “He was a walking encyclopaedia of stats.”

Messier says that one of the things that made the Oilers such a great team was the multitude of characters in the locker room, from the leaders to the jokesters.

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