Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky is without a doubt one of the greatest players to ever lace up the skates in the National Hockey League. While he came to prominence several years after Gretzky had already established himself as a star, Mario Lemieux is also often in the conversation of greatest of all time.
These two players were competitors throughout their careers (although were linemates during the 1987 Canada Cup), but what if they had gotten the chance to be on the same team in the long term? And even further, what if Lemieux was added to the already stacked Oilers squads of the 80s? It’s one of the greatest NHL dynasties of all time, with Edmonton winning five Stanley Cups in the span of only seven years – a feat that seems quite unlikely to ever happen again in today’s league.
So how much of an offensive force would the Oilers be with both Gretzky and Lemieux? Could the Oilers equal, or better, their dynasty? Read on to find out!