The Edmonton Oilers and many longtime fans need tickets for Mark Messier night.
So does Messier.
While they're keeping a great deal under wraps and while much is still in preliminary planning stages, one of the problems with Messier's banner raising is ticket availability.
The game is sold out.
While 40% of Oiler season ticket holders go back to the Messier era here, there are a lot who were there then that would love to be there Feb. 27.
The Oilers are asking season ticket holders who may be out of town to give their tickets to the Oilers community foundation.
"We may be the first professional franchise in history trying to buy back hockey tickets,'' said Laforge.