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Post-Game: A battle lost

Heading into tonight’s edition of the Battle of Alberta, the Calgary Flames were a team with a bit of momentum while their northern Alberta counterparts, the Edmonton Oilers, were a team you could characterize as “flailing.” Like a leaky boat in a storm, the Oilers were just trying to stop taking on water. The Flames…

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FGD 26: The 231st Battle of Alberta (8pm MT, CBC)

When the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers met on the first night of the season, both teams were dealing with the weight of expectations. The Flames had retooled a bit in the summer in an effort to line up more favourably against the Oilers, who were considered a potential contender for the Stanley Cup…

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The Flames have an in-house McDavid antidote

On Oct. 4, the Edmonton Oilers proved to the hockey world that they were everything everyone prognosticated them to be en route to their 3-0 domination over the Calgary Flames in Game 1 of the regular season. Since then, the Oilers have continued to… wait no. That can’t be right. They’ve been awful? Downright ghastly…