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Random Thoughts: The Battle of Alberta

With the first postseason Battle of Alberta set to kick off tomorrow night, I felt like it would be the perfect time to unload my brain a little bit on some of the thoughts that are rolling around as we head into this series. BIG BOY HOCKEY As much as the first round series against…

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BLT Bets Ep. 5 – NHL Playoffs Round 2

Round one of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs is in the bag, so it’s time to preview the second round. Zach Laing made his BLT Bets debut to help dive into the four second round matchups. Before they jumped into those matchups, the four of them reviewed their first-round future bets from a few episodes…

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Oilersnation is ready for the Battle of Alberta!

It’s official ladies and gentlemen: The Hockey Gods have answered the prayers of many fans across the league. If we don't get Battle of Alberta in Round 2 I am going to become the joker — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 15, 2022 As Oilersnation, we already know that the Battle of Alberta is crazy in…

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MacT’s Take

When it comes to the rivalry between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, Craig MacTavish might be as well known for yanking the tongue out of Harvey the Hound’s head in January 2003 as for playing in three of the five Battle of Alberta playoff series between the teams.

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Report: Leon Draisaitl battled through high ankle sprain in Game 7

In case you were wondering how tough Leon Drasiaitl is, Frank Seravalli tweeted this morning that the former Hart Trophy winner battled through a high ankle sprain in Game 7 in an attempt to get his team into the second round. I’m no doctor but from what I know about high ankle sprains, that could…

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McDavid Magic, Oilers Depth Scoring and Smith v. Markstrom

When the Oilers needed him the most, Connor McDavid played the two best playoff games of his career in must-win games six and seven v. the Los Angeles Kings. He was all over the ice and made an impact in all three zones. “He is the best player in the world and he showed that…

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Monday Mailbag – Oilers/Kings Series Recap

Happy Monday, Nation, and welcome to a brand new Mailbag to help you get your week started and make sense of all things Edmonton Oilers. This week, we’re looking at the first round wrap against the Kings, Connor McDavid’s brilliance, and a whole lot more. If you’ve got got a question you’d like to ask,…