Prospect NHLE Update

Ryan Pike
January 05 2015 12:37PM

It's another off-day and we're approximately half-way through the season, so now's as good a time as any to take a look at the Calgary Flames prospects.

So let's take a gander at NHL Equivalents (NHLE). Basically, NHLE gives us the ability to compare player production from different leagues by approximating production using data from the past. Granted, it ain't perfect, but it's useful for discussion purposes.

Let's see how everyone stacks up.

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Sunday Open Thread: Who Is Part of "The Core"?

Ryan Pike
January 04 2015 11:38AM

We're 40 games into the 2014-15 Calgary Flames season, which means we're getting close to (a) the All-Star Break and, before you know it, (b) the NHL's trade deadline on March 2 (at 1pm MT). This means that the Calgary Flames continue to burn through their schedule and, potentially, could have some hard questions as they remain near the playoff pack with increasingly fewer games remaining on the docket.

The prospect of important pieces being moved at some point in the near future leads to this week's question: Who is part of Calgary's "core"?

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2014: A Review

Ryan Pike
January 03 2015 11:52AM

2014

As quietly as 2014 began, it ended. Now it's 2015. The Calgary Flames had a very interesting year, filled with ups, downs, and a ginormous line brawl in Vancouver.

The team played 81 games and amassed a 42-35-4 record.

The year began with Brian Burke as interim general manager and Bob Hartley as a tenuous coach with an expiring contract. It ended with Brad Treliving as general manager and Bob Hartley with a contract extension.

What else happened?

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Post-Game: Too Little, Too Late

Ryan Pike
January 02 2015 09:56PM

Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the aftermath of an emotional rollercoaster of a game on New Year's Eve. Maybe it was just a matter of time before we got one.

Either way, tonight's game at the Saddledome between the Calgary Flames and their expansion cousins, the New York Islanders, was a low-key affair that featured a fairly uninspired Calgary Flames club.

It was a game, a low event game, that the Flames lost decisively by a 2-1 score.

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FGD #40: Island(er) Living (7pm MT, SN1)

Ryan Pike
January 02 2015 11:15AM

The Calgary Flames, fresh off a thrilling overtime win over the Oilers on New Year's Eve, kick off the 2015 calendar year with a game tonight against the New York Islanders!

The Flames (21-15-3) have won four in a row! The Islanders (25-11-1) have only won two in a row, but they're generally hotter of late and they are presently battling it out with the Pittsburgh Penguins for top spot in the Metropolitan Division! It should be another stiff test for the Flames, particularly given that the Islanders have a skilled, speedy team that are expected to contend for the East crown this year.

The puck drops at 7pm MT and you can catch the action on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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