Player types: The no-way forward

Cam Charron
September 19 2011 02:51PM

 

Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.

This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.

(Previous: The two-way forward the defensive forward, and the offensive liability)

While players in some of the other player categories may cause one to blink an eye, I think there will be a little more consensus agreement in this section of the series dealing with the "No-Way Forward".

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Black Box: Even-Strength Data

Robert Vollman
September 19 2011 09:33AM

 

 

We’ll be presenting weekly statistical summaries of the Calgary Flames every Monday, each update being composed of four sections, the 2nd of which will involve data related to how they spend the majority of their time: at even-strength.

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The Rise of Chris Breen

Cam Tucker
September 18 2011 08:36PM

 

 

(Cam Tucker is the Abbotsford Heat beat writer and a freelance journalist. I have asked Cam to lend his insight into Calgary's farm team from time to time. His first article is a look at young sophomore defender Chris Breen).

Chris Breen has all the physical tools an NHL team desires in a young defenceman.

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NATION RADIO - SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

NationRadio
September 17 2011 06:28PM

 

You can tell that the new NHL season approacheth at full speed. The days are getting colder and wives of hockey fans everywhere are starting to eye the calendar nervously knowing that their attentive summer husband is about to be replaced with a distracted fall model who is glued to the TV and computer and regularly mistakes his children for one another.

Here at NationRadio the talk shifts from Oilers Prospects playing in a myriad of junior leagues and oilers prospects playing at the Rookie Camp.

Its NationRadio. Enjoy!

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Training Camp Wrap: Day 1

Pat Steinberg
September 17 2011 05:07PM

Day one of training camp is in the books for the Calgary Flames, with all three groups having gone through their on ice sessions for the day.  The big news surrounded Jarome Iginla who left his Group B session early with back spasms and didn't return.  The feeling is things aren't very serious, so we'll keep an eye on that.  Other than that, the only thing that intrigued me surrounded who was playing with who.

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