Robin Brownlee
April 07 2011 10:05AM

Rising star Corey Perry is just now entering his prime years as an NHL player and he's already a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. Perry could have been, and should have been, an Edmonton Oiler.

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Final Battle of Alberta - Nations Live Chat

Kent Wilson
April 06 2011 06:31PM

Oilers have a chance to knock the Flames out of the playoffs for good tonight, for once enlivening the ancient Calgary, Edmonton rivalry. Join us at 7:30 and let the hate flow through you, Alberta hockey fans...

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GDB 80.0: JUST $%^#^*%$ WIN

Jason Gregor
April 06 2011 12:37PM

Beating the President trophy winners twice in four days was great, but tonight is the game the Oilers and their fans should really want to win. Tonight the Oilers have a chance to officially eliminate the Flames from playoff contention. There hasn't been a meaningful game played between these two teams since April 16th, 1991 when Esa Tikkanen scored at the 6:58 mark of overtime in game seven of the Smythe division semi-final.

Since then, the Oilers and Flames have only made the playoffs in the same year once; in 2006. Only one freaking time in 19 NHL seasons have Alberta fans even had a chance at a true Battle of Alberta, so that is why tonight you should take it all in; because it might be another 10 years before these two franchises make the playoffs simultaneously.

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Robin Brownlee
April 06 2011 10:42AM

With back-to-back wins over the Vancouver Canucks, I'm guessing the Edmonton Oilers have been romping through the showers in the team bathhouse with more flair than usual in the last four days.

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Double D

April 05 2011 09:37PM

Entering this season, Devan Dubnyk's career progression could best be described as glacial. As the big man exits the 10-11 regular season it looks like the number one job in Edmonton is his to lose. And there's very little competition in sight.

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