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December 04 2014 09:35AM
NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. 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).
December 04 2014 08:30AM
1. Heaping praise on Giordano
I mentioned this on Puck Daddy yesterday but wanted to get a little more in-depth here: What TJ Brodie and Mark Giordano continue to do on the Flames blue line is nothing short of mind-bending.
Giordano was named the league's Player of the Month for November, and rightfully so. The latest GVT stats (which can be extremely hit-or-miss in terms of assessing value) currently rate him as being the No. 2 player in the league behind only Sidney Crosby, which is a crazy stat that I cannot actually believe.
December 03 2014 11:29AM
The Calgary Flames are a successful team, standings-wise. They enter today's NHL action with a 16-8-2 record, good for a 65.4 points percentage despite the Flames not having an amazing Corsi For percentage, which is held by the analytics community as a predictor of wins and points.
For some added context on how the Flames are doing, let's compare them with Edmonton and Buffalo - two truly not-good teams - on a Rolling 10 Game basis!
December 02 2014 11:45PM
A year ago, Josh Jooris was a relatively anonymous complementary player for the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. But life's weird sometimes, and tonight he scored three goals.
Seriously, in an NHL game. He now has 8 goals this season. He had 11 all of last season in the American League.
The Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes by a 5-2 score tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Their string of strong play, combined with occasional good bounces, continues.
December 02 2014 11:58AM
The Calgary Flames (15-8-2) meet up with the Arizona Coyotes (10-12-3) tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
It'll be their second meeting in four days - part of a home and home series between the Flames and the team from Phoenix - though the Coyotes had a stop-over in Edmonton to play the Oilers in-between games. The Coyotes won 5-2 by way of a special teams bonanza (two short-handed goals and a power-play goal) in the second period.
And after yet another successful road trip - the Flames have gone over .500 on every single trek they've taken - the Flames are trying to continue their steady play.
The puck drops at 7pm MT and you can catch the action on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!