Oilers jersey on ice brings back awful memories

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Courtesy: Twitter (@hockeymotto)

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:23 PM ET

EDMONTON - In a twisted way, it brought back the memory of an Oilers jersey, which carelessly ended up on the dressing room floor in the first or second season of the Oilers entering the NHL.

Seeing that sweater on the floor caused Kevin Lowe to go berserk. And the core players of what would become the NHL's last dynasty swore to never let it happen again. Players talked about it for years.

There was a pride which evolved from that reaction by Lowe which was beyond what the history of that team had yet called for, but a lot evolved from there.

Fast forward to Dec. 21, 2013.

It was moments after the final buzzer of the Oilers 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The 4,000 or 5,000 fans who remained at the end of the game booed the Oilers off the ice. Curtis Goyetche, a 29-year-old fan, took off his Oilers sweater and threw it on the ice.


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