Flames Place Jones On IR, Recall Jones

Ryan Pike
October 10 2013 11:44AM


Flames Blue Jackets Hockey
- pic via Halifaxdrunk


The Flames did some roster shuffling this morning, and a lot of it was about keeping up with their Joneses.

First off, winger David Jones was placed on the injured reserve (retroactive to yesterday) with an upper body injury. The Flames are saying he's week-to-week after taking a tumble in the corner while tangling with Habs defender Francis Bouillon in the third period of last night's 3-2 win. Jones had two goals and two assists in the first four games.

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FGD: Old Friends

Ryan Pike
October 09 2013 02:45PM


René Bourque
- pic via Jeff Nyveen


For the fourth contest of the 2013-14 regular season, the fledgling Calgary Flames (1-0-2) are welcoming an old friend back to the Scotiabank Saddledome, in the form of the Montreal Canadiens (1-1-0). It's the third game for the Habs and will be at an odd time due to TSN holding the broadcast rights – it starts at 6pm MT (on TSN), and the Fan 960 like always.

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Icings, The Most Advanced Stat of All

Ryan Pike
October 09 2013 09:20AM



In recent years, there's been a lot of discussion about advanced stats. We talk about PDO, Fenwick and Corsi as ways of determining how teams and individuals are playing, who's driving play and basically trying to find handy ways of evaluating hockey players – which, as we've discussed a lot here, can be hard.

Since last season, though, I've begun to think that one stat has been overlooked – icing differential.

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The Weekly Ignition: October 7 2013

Ryan Pike
October 07 2013 10:19AM



It's been a busy, busy week in the world of the National Hockey League and your Calgary Flames. We had cuts, the beginning of the regular season and three Flames games. To catch you up on all the goings-on, here's the latest edition of the Weekly Ignition.

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FGD: Dome Sweet Dome

Ryan Pike
October 06 2013 02:15PM


Saddledome Night
- pic via Brian Woychuk


The Calgary Flames return home from a season-opening two-game road trip out trying to dig themselves out of...
Wait, they got three points?! Calgary? No kidding? Okay, then...
The Calgary Flames return home to the Scotiabank Saddledome after a pretty impressive road trip, surprising the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets and returning to the Stampede City with three of a possible four points. Now they hope to continue last season's home success when they begin their home calendar against the hated Vancouver Canucks, who they got three of a possible 10 points out of last season.

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