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February 4, 2013

Fans make Oilers the NHL’s hottest draw

by KJohnsrud
Edmonton Oilers fans

Edmonton Oilers fans
















If you happen to visit Edmonton this week, one of the first things you will notice is the buzz. After a 113-day lockout, the NHL is back and for a city that reputedly “bleeds orange and blue,” spirits couldn’t be more high.

Nicknamed the City of Champions, Edmonton welcomed back its Oilers — who have won five Stanley Cups in their history — on Tuesday night. Avid fans citywide were joyful for the first home game of the 2013 season.

Yet, for a newcomer, the gripping question is, So why hockey?






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