June 24 2014 11:30AM
It's officially summer, the sun is out, the flooding is kinda gone, the birds are chirping and not in the really annoying way. The solstice is now, friends, and as the temperatures rise and the patios beckon, it's that time of year where there's only one thing we as Calgary Flames want to do: sit in our basements poring over the newly unveiled 2014-15 Calgary Flames schedule, looking for which games we want to spend our
hard earned money on, and which games are against the Coyotes, as our skin gets pastier and gross.
But 82 games is a lot, and it's hard to know which games are worth watching (it's all of them, you cynics, but I know it's not ALL of them), and maybe if you had a handy guide to tell you what kind of hijinks McGrattan and friends are going to get themselves into this year, and where.
This is not that guide, Citizens. There is no guide. The guide is the actual schedule. But this is a brief synopsis of what the Flaming C is looking at come October and also a complete waste of your time.
June 24 2014 08:53AM
Via the NHL
Did something happen to Sven Baertschi?
The 21-year-old prospect - once the crown jewel of Calgary’s stable - has seen his stock drop considerably in the eyes of many since he was drafted 13th overall less than three full years ago. On the surface, it looks pretty cut and dry. Is there more underneath?
SVEN comes in at #3 on our 2014 Flames Fifteen.
June 24 2014 08:00AM
NHLe is an equivalency formula used by some in the hockey analytics community. It’s a method of standardizing scoring across various major and junior leagues. Standardized scoring gives an idea of how players, generally younger prospects, perform at the NHL level. Some argue its merit as a valuable metric in assessing future performance. The following provides a framework of how it can be used as a possible drafting qualifier.
June 23 2014 12:36PM
Credit to Reddit's /r/hockey
With hockey being officially over and the World Cup in full effect it seems there has been much less interest this week in hockey analytics research. The past 7 days have many provided us with fewer articles than we've had in the past, but there's still some interesting little nuggets to pass along.
Read on past the jump for a look at the most worthwhile things I could scrounge up, you fellow nerds. If you'd like to make sure that something you've either written or stumbled upon gets included in future editions, feel free to send them my way.
June 23 2014 12:02PM
The Flames made an important announcement today, officially hiring Ryan Huska as the coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Flames.