Tonight is the first game of the Battle of Alberta for 2013. Not sure how much battle we’ll see tonight, as much of the last bunch of BoAs have had more fizzle than anything. Credit to Darren Haynes for this stunning tweet: “Taylor Hall is 21 yrs old. Since he’s been alive, #Flames and #Oilers have made #NHL playoffs in same season just once – 2005-06.” Yikes. No wonder the BoA has been so flaccid.
Oh well, here’s a look back in the time machine to one of the best moments in recent BoA history:
Tonight I will likely be at the Oil Kings game and watching this on PVR later. The chat will be going for you all though if you want.
OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Hall – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Yakupov – Gagner – Hemsky
Smyth – Horcoff – Paajarvi
Hordichuk ’em – Belanger – Petrell
Smid – Petry
N. Schultz – J. Schultz
Whitney – Fistric
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