• Thrilling Battle of Alberta exceeding lofty expectations

    1 month ago - By Sportsnet

    EDMONTON - Look, I'm not gonna lie to you.
    I've propped this Battle of Alberta up as much as anyone. Likely more than most.
    All those Saturday nights in January, when the no-chance Edmonton Oilers were hosting the barely-alive Calgary Flames on Hockey Night in Canada , I was the guy writing about how one team could turn their season around with a win over the other. How the ghosts of Battles past still directed these franchises, the way a Belarusian dump-in haunts Tommy Salo's dreams.
    Here's the truth: for most of 30 years, these two franchises have been a pair of donkeys in the...
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