October 16 2016 12:02PM
McDavid-mania is alive and well in the city of Edmonton and it makes itself obvious in many ways. How many? Let's count them.
October 15 2016 04:59PM
This is the dawn of something special in hockey. We are in the early days of what we will likely look back upon as the Connor McDavid era of the NHL. This 19-year-old centre, still less than 50 games into his NHL career, is in a league of his own.
October 15 2016 09:57AM
The Edmonton Oilers have not been successful with second-round picks in recent history (last big fly: Jeff Petry, 2006) and that has to change. We are early days with the latest second rounder—Tyler Benson—but the arrows so far are good to great.
October 14 2016 09:55PM
The Edmonton Oilers have played two games. The Edmonton Oilers have won two games. Even better, they've played both games against Calgary. Final score: 5-3 Oilers.
October 14 2016 12:22PM
(Perry Nelson / USA Today Sports)
We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.
It feels like there might be some actual animosity returning to the Battle of Alberta, and it's about freaking time.
The BOA hasn't had much hatred or competitiveness for quite some time, but many of the requirements are in place. The Oilers have a superstar in Connor McDavid. The Flames have a greasy agitator in Matthew Tkachuk. The Flames have many excellent players in Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Giordano, Sean Monahan and TJ Brodie. The Oilers have some skilled toughness with Milan Lucic, Patrick Maroon, Zack Kassian and Darnell Nurse.
Could it be we are actually on the verge of having a meaningful rivalry again? I sure hope so.