Edmonton Oilers-Colorado Avalanche is a star-studded dream series for the NHL

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In terms of marquee showdowns, Edmonton Oilers versus Colorado Avalanche is as good as it gets in the National Hockey League

The Edmonton Oilers score on Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom on the way to winning Round 2 of the Western Conference final at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Photo by Darren Makowichuk /Postmedia Article content

You know it’s a great playoff run when they follow up the first Battle of Alberta in 31 years with something even better.

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In terms of marquee showdowns, Edmonton Oilers versus Colorado Avalanche is as good as it gets in the National Hockey League — two star-studded teams at the very top of their game on a high-stakes collision course.

The only thing that stands between the Oilers and a trip to the Stanley Cup final is a team with Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Nazem Kadri, Gabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar on it.

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And all that stands between the Colorado Avalanche and a trip to the Stanley Cup final is a team with Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Evander Kane, Zach Hyman and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on it.

This is going to be epic. It’s going to be brilliant hockey on the game’s biggest stage.

“We beat a good Calgary team, but it’s only going to…

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