2014-15 Flames Special Teams

Ryan Pike
July 24 2015 11:00AM

Our unofficial statistics week continues here at FlamesNation as we continued to poke the analytics beehive to look at the 2014-15 edition of the Calgary Flames.

Today we look at special teams.

In a way, this is an extension of yesterday's look at scoring chances using War On Ice's figures. By adjusting for differences in ice-time by looking at the Chances Per 60 Minutes rates, we can see who the most and least effective penalty killers and power-play personnel were on the hockey club.

We set a floor of 50 minutes on the ice for the power-play and penalty kill to limit the discussion to regular special teams contributors.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 24 2015 07:00AM


What has Kyle Dubas done, Canucks not having a very good summer, do the Flames have a core group, who is the Oilers next captain, free agents still out there and more in this weeks Roundup

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Flames Sign Bouma to 3-year deal

Kent Wilson
July 23 2015 02:05PM

The Calgary Flames have inked RFA Lance Bouma in advance of a pending arbitration decision. The deal is for 3 years with a cap hit of $2.2M. 

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2014-15 Flames Scoring Chances

Ryan Pike
July 23 2015 11:00AM

As far back as I can remember, and I'm getting up there, we've collected and analyzed scoring chance data here at FlamesNation. Now that we've had time to dissect all the data we had for zone entries, we figured we might as well review what we had for scoring chances.

A note: our data has proven to be nearly identical to War On Ice's data and with the web tool we use to manually collect scoring chances being discontinued, we've decided to go with War On Ice's for this analysis. They differentiate a bit more between types of scoring chances and their data is a bit more detailed because it's not hand-collected. Lucky buggers.

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2014-15 Flames Zone Entries

Ryan Pike
July 22 2015 11:00AM

This past season, we here at FlamesNation have been tracking zone entries in addition to our previously-established practice of tracking scoring chances. This was the first season we did this, and as a bit of a disclaimer, it'll probably take a couple seasons and some tweaking for our data to be robust enough to really know much about what these numbers really mean.

That said, here's what we have after 82 regular season games looking just at the Calgary Flames. The numbers we present are for the regular season only, but are for even-strength and power-play situations for the most part. (There's not much tactics or strategy in dumping the puck deep when you're killing a penalty, after all.)

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