The NHL Advanced Stats Cheat Sheet

Nation World HQ
September 01 2014 12:00PM

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This guide is an overview for the media and newcomers to the NHL's advanced (or "fancy") stats. It includes definitions of the key advanced stats concepts, plus an FAQ to clarify some of the typical inquiries about these measures. It is not to meant to be completely comprehensive; only a useful introduction to possession-based analysis.

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REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS: JOHNNY GAUDREAU

Byron Bader
September 01 2014 08:30AM

Finally, Johnny Gaudreau is set to turn pro. The tiny winger (5’7’’ and 150 pounds) is the Flames’ smallest prospect, but also by far and away their most skilled. Everything Gaudreau has done so far suggests he’s an elite player in very elite company (see here and here). He’s proven everything he’s needed to at the junior and college level. His options are the NHL or the AHL. Where does he end up and what can we expect?

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Weekend Open Thread: Two Weeks Out

Ryan Pike
August 30 2014 09:15AM

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Well, as the expected date of the beginning of rookie camp - September 11 - inches closer and closer, the Calgary Flames have continued to add older bodies, inviting defenseman Sheldon Brookbank to training camp.

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Flames Invite Sheldon Brookbank to Camp Says Report

Ryan Pike
August 29 2014 02:14PM

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Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has bemoaned the team's lack of defensive depth all summer. He's seemingly taken a step towards fixing that, via a training camp invitation.

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Reasonable Expectations: Karri Ramo

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August 29 2014 10:15AM

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I could have stopped 'em all, I could've stopped you. Up there, Burke's the law, out here on the ice it's me

- an especially badass Karri Ramo, vigilante and goalkeeper

You've patiently sat through an entire August of Reasonable Expectations, and you're still here reading this (good for you!), so today I thought I'd switch things up and give you a Reasonable Expectations piece - ON A GOALIE!

As far as Flames netminders go, this coming season is going to be the most noteworthy since way back to when Miikka Kiprusoff retired. The long time Flames faithful who can remember that far back know what I'm talking about. The battle to tend the cage is as open as it was last season, but with the caveat that what makes it worth mentioning this time is that Karri Ramo's opponents are not Reto Berra and Joey MacDonald. Nay, this year Karri has to go toe to toe with an actual NHL goalie in Jonas Hiller, and it's up to him to prove he's worth it.

And if he can't, well, he can always go back to killing lawmen who try to arrest him unjustly.

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