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BLOG: Markkanen remembers the sound of Rexall

by Kelli Gustafson / Edmonton Oilers

Alongside Jari Kurri and Grant Fuhr, Jussi Markkanen was asked by the media to recall some of his favourite memories inside Rexall Place.

Instantly, Markkanen jumped to Game 6 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes.

“The fans are yelling… you get goose bumps talking about it!” Markkanen said. “Not just the building, [but] the whole city was behind us. Felt like the whole city was inside that building. You couldn’t hear your own voice on the ice!”

With idols like Kurri, coming from Finland, Markkanen added, “It was a dream come true to come and play in Rexall.”

Looking at the current team, Markkanen is excited to watch the Oilers move into Rogers Place.

“There’s a lot of young talent on the team right now.”

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