Grant Fuhr Makes a Bold Statement About Stuart Skinner

Published April 23, 2023 at 7:07 PM

It's been 32 years since Grant Fuhr played a game for the blue and orange but his name keeps coming up during Oilers broadcasts.

That's because a rookie netminder – also from the Edmonton area – is accomplishing things not done since Fuhr in 1982.

Last week, Stuart Skinner broke Fuhr's record for most wins by an Oilers rookie (29).On Wednesday, he became the first rookie netminder to win a playoff game for the franchise since Fuhr.

Grant Fuhr went on to say many positives about Stuart Skinner and the Edmonton Oilers:

"I'm still a diehard Oilers fan. So the better they do, the better [Skinner] does, the happier I am I still follow the Oilers, born and raised just outside of Edmonton, so I'll always be an Oilers fan," Fuhr said with a big smile.

"The fact that they keep dragging me up [on the broadcasts] from beyond is not a bad thing. It means I must have accomplished something a long time ago."

"Stuart has been on a great run, I think that's the fun part. He's had a
phenomenal year and he's an Edmonton kid, which makes it kind of a neat bonus too," Fuhr told CTV News Edmonton Friday.

"By the time you get to the NHL, everybody has skills. The good ones get separated by how they think the game and how they see the game and Stuart does a great job of that," Fuhr said.

"You can tell by the way the guys play in front of him. They have a sense of calm when he's playing."

Source: CBC NEWS
April 23   |   42 answers
Grant Fuhr Makes a Bold Statement About Stuart Skinner

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