Who has history favoured in The Battle of Alberta?

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The Battle of Alberta is one of the most renowned rivalries in hockey, with research carried out by Betway Insider determining which of the teams from Calgary and Edmonton has the historical edge.

Since the pair first contested in October 1980, match-ups between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers have proven to be some of the most hardly contested battles you could wish to see in the sport.

The pair enjoyed a considerable amount of success in the immediate period after their first meeting, having won enjoyed a combined six Stanley Cup triumphs in the decade which followed.

But who, over that 41-year period, has had the edge over their bitter rivals?

The Battle of Alberta is one of hockey’s most competitive rivalries

Well, Betway’s number-crunching has determined that while Calgary Flames are the better-performing team in the regular season, Edmonton Oilers have produced their best performances in the post-season.

Although, post-season meetings between the pair have become increasingly scarce as both sides have endured more complicated periods of form than in previous decades.

Still, the signs are positive for the future. The Oilers could be set to land the talented, yet controversial Evander Kane, according to information provided by Bleacher Report.

With there being reason for optimism in both Calgary and Edmonton, BenchWarmers hope that we will be seeing the Battle of Alberta unfold with higher stakes more frequently in years to come.