The battles have taken on a different meaning this season. The ‘Battle of Alberta’ isn’t a fight for Western Conference supremacy between Calgary and Edmonton; rather, it’s a fight to see which prairie team avoids ending up in the basement. The Flames are 14th and the Oilers are a dead-last 15th in the West.
Not that the ‘Battle of Ontario’ is faring much better. Both Toronto and Ottawa are having big trouble generating any offence, with the Sens 11th and the Leafs 13th in the Eastern Conference as a result.
The good news? Look to the extremes; east to Montreal and west to Vancouver. It appears the Canadiens and Canucks are Canada’s best NHL bets this season, by a long shot.
Here’s a look at how the NHL’s Canadian teams fared last week – and a look ahead to what’s in store on the weekend.
The Week That Was: The Flames have alternated wins and losses for the past nine games and haven’t won back-to-back contests since late October. Last week was no different, with CalgaryRead More »from 'Battles' are beaten down in Alberta, Ontario