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Chunk of Change

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THE OILERS ARE about to make the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2006, when they lost to the Hurricanes 4--3 in the Stanley Cup finals. Much is different since Edmonton last played spring hockey.

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2006

CATEGORY

2017

4,000

Blockbuster stores

0

5.25%

U.S. key interest rate

1.0%

0

iPhone sales

78.3 million in Q1

$65 billion

Apple valuation

$620 billion

856 on Myspace

Kim Kardashian followers

50,745,832 on Twitter

Joe Thornton, 125 pts.

NHL top scorer

Connor McDavid, 94

six

NHL divisions

four

$51.76

Oilers' average ticket price

$99

Jaromir Jagr

Aging NHL star

Jaromir Jagr