At least one cup to be hoisted at Oilers new rink; Gretzky statue on the move

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EDMONTON - They're going to need one big moving truck for the Great One.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson (EYE'-vuh-son) tweeted earlier this week that a massive bronze statue of Wayne Gretzky hoisting the Stanley Cup will be moved to the Oilers' new arena when construction is finished.

The statue was erected outside the box office at the NHL hockey team's current home, Rexall Place, in 1989 after Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings.

It's a popular spot for pictures by fans visiting the old rink.

The statue's future has been the subject of debate, with some feeling that it should remain at the rink where Gretzky led the team to four championships.

Work on the new downtown arena began earlier this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

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