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The Edmonton Oilers are unlucky for multiple reasons.
First off, they have not sniffed the playoffs for five seasons in a row, that's third worst in the NHL.
Secondly, and more importantly, they are unlucky because of "the trade."
What was "The Trade" you ask?
Well it might have been the worst transaction between two teams ever made.
The Oilers won the Stanley Cup in 1988, and merely two hours after their victory, they traded away the greatest name in all of hockey: Wayne Gretzky.
Canadians were so appalled by this trade that they even tried to get the government to step in and ban it. That is how important Gretzky was.
Because of their terrible move trading away Gretzky, the Oilers will be etched in NHL history as one of the most unlucky teams.
Oh, and for Gretzky, he was traded to the Kings where he defeated his old Oiler team in the Smythe Division semifinals and also beat out Mario Lemieux for the Hart Trophy in 1990.
Look at that Oilers, how much more unlucky can one team be?