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Bile back in Battle of Alberta

Updated: October 17, 2005, 2:11 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

It used to be, to derisive Calgarians, Edmonton was nothing more than a big town with a large mall full of lava lamps and fast-food counters. Calgary, countered dismissive Edmontonians, was just an uppity "City Slickers" knockoff propped up by an overhyped rodeo.

The geographical border war between them was waged on ice -- in wins and losses, blood and sutures, championships and runners-up. The Battle of Alberta was raw and personal, forged by the unparalleled artistry and dominance of ...

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