At the height of the glory era of the Oilers 1980's dynasty, Edmonton's chief rival was Calgary.
The two teams combined to represent the Campbell Conference in every Stanley Cup Final from 1983 to 1990 with the Oilers of course winning five Stanley Cups and the Flames one. To this day, Oilers players from those teams will tell you it was those games against Calgary that defined you.
With excitement brewing in both cities in the here and now, with both teams legitimate threats -- in my opinion -- to win the Pacific Division, the Oilers sweep (for the second consecutive pre-season) in a pair of split squad games on Monday night should not go unnoticed.
Dating back to the Penticton Rookie Tournament last year, the Oilers are now 10-0 against the Flames in their last 10 meetings.