Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NHL Edmonton Oilers - 10 Greatest Games|
The Edmonton Oilers built a rich tradition of winning that ranks among the most successful franchises in hockey history. The Oilers had one of the most dominant reigns in sports, culminating with five Stanley Cup champions... more »
Here are the 10 games listed by Warner Bros.
Michael S. Ford | San Jose, Ca USA | 08/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
June 14th, 2006 Edmonton 4 Carolina 3 (Overtime-gm5 Pisani shorthanded)
April 29, 1997 Edmonton 4 Dallas 3 (Overtime-gm7 - Marchant)
April 16, 1991 Edmonton 5 Calgary 4 (Overtime-gm7)
May 15, 1990 Edmonton 3 Boston 2 (Overtime-Game 1 Final )
April 21, 1988 Edmonton 5 Calgary 4 (Overtime-game 2 Gretzky shorthanded overtime goal)
May 31, 1987 Edmonton 3 Philadelphia 1 (win Stanley Cup-gm7)
May 30, 1985 Edmonton 8 Philadelphia 3 (win Stanley Cup-gm5)
May 19, 1984 Edmonton 5 NY Islanders 2 (win Stanley Cup-gm5)
May 10, 1984 Edmonton 1 NY Islanders 0 (Gm1 Final)
December 30, 1981 Edmonton vs Philadelphia (Gretzky 50 in 39)"
A good dvd set, but could've been better . . .
Canuck in WA | Vancouver, WA | 10/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The one reviewer was kind enough to put in exactly all of the games that are contained within the set. As a result, my comments are directed on the games that were NOT in the set, but would have liked to have seen included in it.
The one thing that does annoy me about about these sets is that a Stanley Cup winning game does NOT necessarily mean automatically that it deserves the title of being a "great game". Point being that Game #5 of the 84 Finals versus the Islanders is a bit on the boring side, as well as the Cup clinching game the following year against the Flyers. I mean, they're great for reminiscing purposes if you're a fan of the team, but for pure nail biting action and some long lasting impression where you're on the edge of your seat the whole time, I can think of others in the Oilers' history that I would've much preferred to see. For one, I would've liked to have seen Game #3 of the opening round vs. Montreal back in 1980 where the Oilers were HUGE underdogs to the one season removed Stanley Cup champion Canadiens that season, and managed to sweep the Habs. Another game (and even though it is a loss, it was a classic in every sense of the word as far as historic comebacks) would be Game #3 of the 82 playoffs vs. the LA Kings where Edmonton goes up 5-0, but proceeds to blow it in the 3rd period and lose it in overtime. Again, it may not be the most "favorite" game in the minds of Edmonton fans, but it is a classic that deserves its place in history. I guess the one caveat out of all of these games on DVD is that the home team ALWAYS wins, which I guess is the purpose behind it, but like I said, for me it doesnt necessarily mean that the game is one of the teams "greatest" of all time. One more thing I would like to add, for the first game on this DVD set (where Gretzky gets his 50th in 39 games), the color commentary for CBC is done by none other than Don Cherry. Don is absolutely engaging and witty all during the game, but believe it or not, relatively subdued as well. This is the time that I like to remember Don before (my personal opinion) he started to believe all of the newspaper clippings about himself and started becoming more and more bombastic (and phony) in the process. Don seemed to be more of a "regular guy" back then (a not like a product of the WWF like he seems to be now) and it is refreshing to hear his commentary throughout the game."
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dylan fan | usa | 08/27/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"hi! just thought id point out that this set has 2 games from the great 4 disk ultimate gretzky collection. the 50 goals in 39 games and the winning of the stanley cup in 1984 against the islanders,both are on both sets. so,if you buy this set your really buying the 8 greatest games of the oilers. ill be buying a set just for the game in boston-one of the next to last games ever played at the garden. hope this helped.jim."
Shortchanged by the NHL and the shortsighted Edmonton fans
Y. Ishiyama | 02/05/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you bought the "Ultimate Gretzky" (4 Disc set) prior to buying this, then you've been shortchanged by the NHL... the first game is the same on both sets!
Sure, it's a milestone.. but any Oilers fans will have bought the Gretzky set before that one was even planned... so why would the fans choose the same thing again? Isn't there just ONE game that could have replaced it?
Basically, I have 9 games on this, not 10.
Besides, the sound of that game is much better on the Gretzky set... why?
The source was the same... It's incomprehensible, but then again, you're in Oil Country... everything is slippery then.
Just disappointed that they'd show the same game again... Boy are we lucky they didn't put the Oilers-Canadiens Heritage Classic Game (which had already been released when the Montreal fans voted to have it - again - on the Montreal Canadiens set.. Makes no sense to me buying things twice...
Thus the 3 stars.. BAD planning (and bad sound for that game)"