The trade/sale of Paul Coffey from the Edmonton Oilers marked the beginning of the end for the Edmonton Oilers and their hockey dynasty. Coffey went to Pittsburgh where he joined a team that was near the bottom of the league, but would eventually win a Stanley Cup of their own. Tomorrow night the Oilers will retire Coffey's number 7 jersey. After leaving Edmonton Coffey played with the number 77 on his back, but he made his debut with the single number.
Coffey will join Al Hamilton (3), Jari Kurri (17), Grant Fuhr (31) and of course Wayne Gretzky (99) in having his number retired. With Messier the last of that generation to retire when he stepped down at the start of this season I'm sure we'll see his number 11 retired next year. I'm also assuming that after he leaves his post as the General Manager of the Oilers Kevin Lowe will have his number (4) retired. It's no wonder why most of the Oilers now have ridiculous high numbers like Ales Hemsky (83).
Due to being the proud owner of a small bladder I woke up at 4:30 this morning and watched the first disc of the O.C.'s first season. Everything seemed to have wrapped up very nicely, except for the problems of Marissa's father and his thieving ways, until the very end. Tricky bastards. Now I have to face the decision of going back to sleep so I'm not exhausted for work today or popping disc #2 into my Powerbook.