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Timing Works Out For Honoring Glen Sather In Edmonton

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Two things unlocked the key to Sather’s banner box to finally allow him the chance to go up there with the rest of the Edmonton Oilers glory gang Hockey Hall of Fame members in the arena where it all happened.

Kicking himself upstairs from GM to president of the New York Rangers combined with 2015-16 being the Oiler final season in Rexall Place made it perfect.

When the schedule came out this year it was a pretty good bet that Dec. 11 would be the day when the Glen Sather banner would finally get raised at Rexall when the Rangers visit Edmonton.

Monday, with new organization boss Bob Nicholson standing in the background, Kevin Lowe, the first player Sather drafted, was accorded the honour of standing in front of the Wayne Gretzky statue at Rexall Place to make the announcement.

“It’s been a long time coming. Now that Glen is not the general manager anymore we can honour him for all the great things he did,” said Lowe, now Oilers Entertainment Group Vice Chair.

“It was never in doubt. It was a question of timing.

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