The Battle Of Alberta: The Historic Rivalry Between The Edmonton Oilers And The Calgary Flames by Mark SpectorThe Battle Of Alberta: The Historic Rivalry Between The Edmonton Oilers And The Calgary Flames by Mark Spector

The Battle Of Alberta: The Historic Rivalry Between The Edmonton Oilers And The Calgary Flames

byMark Spector

Hardcover | October 20, 2015

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An up-close look at the rivalry between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers, told from the perspective of those that were there. Sports writer and on-air personality Mark Spector pays tribute to the province's hockey heyday with a unique blend of humour and homage.

     "I hated every single guy on the Oilers, 'cause they all hated me." --Tim Hunter, the Calgary Flames
    
In the 1980s, the province of Alberta was home to the two best hockey teams in the NHL. Aptly dubbed "Death Valley" due to the sheer talent and ability of its players, the province not only begat rivalry with other NHL teams, but also sparked fierce competition within its own borders. Thus began The Battle of Alberta, the historic struggle between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames.
     In The Battle of Alberta, veteran sports journalist Mark Spector presents homage to Albertan hockey, and the two teams that inspired one of the most bitter competitions in NHL history. Through exclusive interviews with coaches, trainers, and players, Spector provides an unbiased, often hilarious look at the brawls, the clashes, and the schemes.
     A chronicle of an unforgettable time in hockey history (filled with never-before-seen photographs), The Battle of Alberta is guaranteed to entertain fans and educate newcomers alike.
MARK SPECTOR is a sports journalist for SportsNet and has been reporting for the Canadian media for 27 years. His career spans multiple mediums, having hosted the Mark Spector Show on TEAM 1260 to being an Oilers beat reporter for the Edmonton Journal. He has interviewed some of the biggest sporting names of our generation, from Wayne ...
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Title:The Battle Of Alberta: The Historic Rivalry Between The Edmonton Oilers And The Calgary FlamesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.52 × 6.33 × 1.16 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771078064

ISBN - 13:9780771078064

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from the author blew it The wrong guy wrote this. Mark Spector may've been around these two teams in his reporting days but he seems to think devoting any pages to some Stu Grimson (played all of 4 games with the Calgary Flames) fight as representative of the those Tong Wars that the Battle Of Alberta were is just plain bizarre. Yes, Spector talks about some fight between Grimson and the Oilers' Dave Brown and barely a page on the 1984 series which prefaced the famous 1986 one. Unreal.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read! This book was awesome! I loved reading about how the rivalry between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers was before i was born. I definitely recommend this book.
Date published: 2016-12-05