Intangibles also set apart championship Oilers, Gretzky says. This just in, Wayne Gretzky asking questions about whether this group of Oilers, as talented as the team is, also has the toughness, unselfishness and leadership to win. In an interview with NHL. com, Gretzky says the current Oilers are comparable to the old championship era Oilers in terms of being an exciting team. But he wonders about the intangibles.