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Hot Links: Wednesday, January 29

Oilers vs Flames (finally!), Kassian vs Tkachuk (lol), and MORE! It’s game day!

NHL: JAN 11 Oilers at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Morning folks!

It’s here. Finally. The Oilers return to action tonight against their provincial and historical rivals, the Calgary Flu Sho Flames.

Calgary holds a slim, one point lead over Edmonton in the standings coming in, with both teams currently holding a playoff spot and looking to start their second halves with a W. Edmonton has two games in hand over Calgary.

Zack Kassian and Matt Tkachuk will meet again for the first time since their dust up last time out, with the hockey world (unfortunately, or otherwise) abuzz with anticipation over what might happen between those two.

It’s Bell Let’s Talk day, so if you haven’t yet, head over to Shona’s piece about mental health that released yesterday. These conversations are always important and it’s certainly worth your time.

Otherwise, I’ll let the links speak for themselves this morning, as many of them are involving tonight’s game and/or Kassian and Tkachuk’s upcoming reintroduction.

Since it is a gameday, however, stay tuned for our gameday coverage being posted throughout the day! See you tonight.

From Us

Starting a Conversation (Copper and Blue)

Very Important Game: Battle of Alberta (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Tuesday, January 28 (Copper and Blue)

The Farm & Unincorporated Oil Country - January 27 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

2019-20 Game 50: Flames At Oilers (Lowetide)

JONES: Oilers To Focus On Game Against Flames Regardless Of NHL Watchdogs (Sun)

GDB Game Notes: Battle Of Alberta – The Rematch (Oilersnation)

Battle Of Alberta: Looking Back At The Rivalry’s Marquee Moments (Sportsnet)

Flames GM Says Matthew Tkachuk Is A Star: ‘He Drives Our Team’ (Sportsnet)

Vengeance And Violence In The NHL’s Modern Age (Oilersnation)

Game Day: Oilers Head Back To Work With A Bang (Sun)

Inside The NHL’s Nastiest Feud: Matthew Tkachuk Vs. Zack Kassian (ESPN)

Nation Real Life – Ep. 156 – Breaking Down The McDavid Doc With Shane Fennessey (Oilersnation)

For Money

‘That’s Good For Hockey’: Former Oilers Weigh In On Battle Of Alberta Hype Ahead Of Tkachuk-Kassian Meeting (Athletic)

Wheeler’s 2020 NHL Prospect Pool Rankings: No. 15 Edmonton Oilers (Athletic)