MTH Posted August 5, 2022 Share Posted August 5, 2022 NHL Network just broadcasted the 'Raising the Cup' from the 1990 final. Saw a pair of odd as heck pads on the Oilers side celebration. They belong to Eldon 'Pokey' Reddick: Why on Earth would you have just white on the thigh rises? Also, white straps. I'm guessing the white part was added to the face of the pads. Guys didn't change pads during the season and white gear was all the rage in that period. No idea. Would love to ask him decades later... lol Other observations from the 1990 cup celebration. Oilers won at the Boston Garden. They were the next to last team to fit on the new Stanley Cup. The announcer incorrectly stated that the NHL would have to add a ring for the 1992 champs to fit. Thankfully the NHL decided to remove the highest large band and add a new one on the bottom to keep the classic shape of the cup. Boston fans were great. The post game stuff was natural. Just guys in gear celebrating how they wanted to. No sponsored rooms. No hats and t shirts on every player the second the game ended. The Oilers got to skate around the ice and had tons of room. Only a few other folks were on the ice (camera guy and other guys holding the cord to the camera). The locker rooms are almost men's league quality. It's refreshing to see. But Reddick's pads... wow. Are they Miller pads? He typically wore Miller gear while with the Jets: The 1990-91 season, he came back wearing all white Vaughn gear: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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