WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12: CALGARY FLAMES AT EDMONTON OILERS
Ah, the lovely land of Edmonton. And with all this snowfall in Alberta over the weekend, I think this province is also ready for hockey.
The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers will kick off the season at the new arena in Edmonton, Rogers Place. We decided to add this one because
a) It’s Calgary and Edmonton aka the Battle of Alberta
b) It’s the season opener, and
c) Edmonton has a new battlefield.
You know, I’ve been wondering about this rivalry. We know that it hasn’t really been the ultimate battle for who’s the best team for the last, oh I don’t know, about two decades or so. The Battle of Alberta has been a little non-existent since the early 90’s and it’s never really come back again. I mean, not to discredit any of these teams, but there needs to be some sort of change. Would a new arena change that atmosphere? Or maybe acquiring some new faces and getting those young guns playing will revive it? Looks like we’ll just have to wait for the season opener to see what will happen.