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.
October 08 2013 05:42PM
In the continued effort to move the Nation Network into fantasy gaming and continue raising money for charities at the same time our second game - the ol' reliable NationDraft player box game - begins today. For only $20 you should totally sign up here!
October 08 2013 08:14AM
The new season is freshly born, and with it new sights and wonders. The Flames have burst out of the gate with a 1-0-2 start, which would be wholly disappointing if Calgary had not been roundly pick by pundits to finish last in the league with a bullet. Each game was a one goal affair and the Flames have led for long stretches of all of them. With a bit more luck, a few less errors or a bit more NHL-level goaltending, the club could easily be 3-0-0.
Here's some thoughts and observations after the first week...
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.
October 06 2013 09:27PM
There's at least one thing you can say about this iteration of the Calgary Flames so far - they keep things entertaining. For the third time in three games, the contest was decided by one goal and for the second time in the last two the contest needed OT to settle things.
The bad news is, the Flames were on the wrong side of the box score. The good news is, they probably deserved better.