Smid to IR, Potter Recalled

Ryan Pike
December 13 2014 08:18PM

While we don't know exactly how messed up Ladislav Smid was by that hit last night by Simon Despres, we now have an indication. The Flames announced today that Smid has been placed on the IR, which means he'll be on the sidelines for at least one week.

To fill his roster spot, the club has recalled veteran defender Corey Potter from Adirondack of the American Hockey League.

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Nation World HQ
December 13 2014 11:00AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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WOWY December Update

Ryan Pike
December 13 2014 10:00AM

It's an off-day today for the Calgary Flames, so let's take a gander at some stats! Shall we?

Here's a look at With or Without You (WOWY) differentials, as of the first 28 games. It's not entirely current, but close enough to be interesting. The differentials indicate how much better (positive) or worse (negative) a teammate is in CorsiFor percentage terms when playing with a player compared to without.

As such, a player with a lot of positive differentials makes their teammates better, while somebody with a lot of negative numbers drags 'em down. My cut-off here was 100 even-strength minutes played as a pairing.

Players are listed in terms of their overall CorsiFor percentage, so we'll be going from best players to worst players, and their teammates are listed in order of who plays together the most often.

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Nation World HQ
December 13 2014 09:30AM


Another week is in the books, and that means its time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.

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Post-Game: Losing Streak Hits Four

Ryan Pike
December 12 2014 11:18PM

After going nearly the first third of the regular season without racking up consecutive regulation losses, the Calgary Flames have strung together four of them to kick off the middle third of the schedule. Their latest set-back was tonight, by way of a 3-1 decision in Pittsburgh at the hands of a Sidney Crosby-less Penguins club.

They fall to 17-12-2 on the season. The road trip ends on Sunday in Chicago.

The culprit tonight? A slow start and shoddy defensive zone play that put the team behind the eight-ball before much of the clock had ticked away. Stop me if you've heard this before.

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