David, meet Goliath. While the Colorado Avalanche has yet to do much beyond what the Edmonton Oilers have in recent years, the club down south is coming in as heavy favourites. Goliath. The Oilers, meanwhile, have likely already overachieved in this post-season dispatching the L.A. Kings in seven while ousting the Calgary Flames in 5. … Read more
I am not sure how many of us would have predicted this but here we are. The Edmonton Oilers are in the Western Conference Finals and four wins away from returning to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 2006. The dream became more realistic on Thursday night when Connor McDavid scored the … Read more
After having a day to think about the Battle of Alberta wrapping up, I figured that I would put together a few thoughts to recap the series and get your feedback on everything that’s happened so far. THE COLEMAN KICK This is the angle for the Coleman goal reversal that is most convincing, in my … Read more
The Edmonton Oilers’ date for the Western Conference Finals: the Colorado Avalanche. The speedy team from Denver finished off their second-round series against the St. Louis Blues Friday night with a 3-2, buzzer-beater win. JT Compher scored two goals for the Avs, while Darren Helm scored the game-winner with six seconds left. Edmonton, meanwhile, punched … Read more
Winning is all that matters in the playoffs. Many teams have played an average, or below average game, and won, while others have dominated and lost. In the regular season you can worry about trends of a team not playing well, or having a hot (or cold) power play, but in the playoffs, there is … Read more
The NHL is keeping a close eye on the Calgary Flames after they targeted Leon Draisaitl’s injured ankle late in game three. With 11 minutes to go in the third period, the Oilers were on a powerplay and multiple Flames players took swings at Leon Draisaitl’s injured ankle. #NHL is aware of this clip and … Read more
Five thousand Alberta hockey fans will need to find another place to watch Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta Wednesday night after the Calgary Flames canceled the outdoor Red Lot viewing party. “Due to extremely high and damaging winds at Stampede Park, the Red Lot Community Viewing Party will, unfortunately, be cancelled for the … Read more
In comes the cavalry. The Edmonton Oilers have recalled seven players to the big club as they embark on a second-round matchup with the Calgary Flames. Bakersfield Condors defensemen Philip Broberg, Markus Niemelainen and Dmitri Samorukov, forwards Seth Griffith, Dylan Holloway and Brad Malone, as well as netminder Stuart Skinner are all making their way … Read more
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