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The last word on the Heritage Classic

WINNIPEG — The transformation of Investors Group Field from hockey rink back to a football field began almost immediately after the final buzzer sounded. The outdoor rink may be almost gone, but the memories will last a lifetime. 452 more words


Heritage Hangover: Life after Winnipeg's outdoor NHL game

WINNIPEG — As priceless as it is to see your favourite Winnipeg Jets, watching them at the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic cost a pretty penny. 352 more words


Edmonton Oilers penalty-killer's star has shone very brightly this season

On Sunday, Edmonton Oilers centre Mark Letestu was one of the stars in the bright sun of the outdoors Heritage Classic when he scored his short-handed goal. 788 more words

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Edmonton Oilers might have finally arrived, Toronto Maple Leafs are better than they look: Reasons for hope and doubt for Canada's NHL teams

Nearly three weeks into the season, what’s more surprising: that the Edmonton Oilers have the most wins of any team in the National Hockey League or that the Vancouver Canucks haven’t had a reason to fire head coach Willie Desjardins? 1,309 more words


Hockey Feels - Heritage Classic Review

The Winnipeg Jets hosted the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic on October 23, so to review the event, it was only right and proper to bring back Bastl’s Bytes host (and Winnipeg native) David Bastl to talk about the celebratory weekend. 41 more words


Oilers Snapshots: Playing the outdoor waiting game; new direction; kids are more dynamic

Back in November, 2003, Oilers GM Kevin Lowe and Habs counterpart Bob Gainey huddled with NHL commish Gary Bettman to see if they’d play the Heritage Classic because the ice was breaking off in chunks and it was deathly cold for one and all at Commonwealth Stadium, but they played on time. 863 more words

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Cult of Hockey player grades: Talbot, Nurse lead Oilers to unusual victory over Jets

Who are these guys? Haven’t see this before, at least not in years.

It’s not just that the Edmonton Oilers are winning, it’s how they are winning: with clutch goaltending early in the game; with a defensive squad that won’t give an inch; with decent two-way contributions from all four lines; with a total team effort protecting a lead in the third period, shutting down any signs of life, let alone a comeback, in the opposing team. 876 more words

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