So What's Different and What's Changed?

Ryan Pike
February 06 2015 09:00AM

The 2014-15 Calgary Flames are a club known for its peculiarities.

First, they're a team known for its late-game comebacks. Nine times this season, the team has been down after 40 minutes and come back to win the game. Second, they're a team that has succeeded despite having flat-out bad underlying numbers.

I was curious about two things: (1) What's different about third periods? (2) What's changed since last season?

Here's what I found out.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 06 2015 06:30AM

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Evander Kane problems, Zack Kassian problems, Tyler Bozak potentially on the move, trusting Oilers media, Flames trade speculation, a Fantasy Hockey cheat sheet and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Baertschi and Granlund Returned to the AHL

Ryan Pike
February 05 2015 07:01PM

The only news item on a rather quiet off-day for the Calgary Flames was the assignment of forwards Sven Baertschi and Markus Granlund back to the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League.

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Let's Talk About Ice Time

Ryan Pike
February 05 2015 01:00PM

Ice time is pretty important in ice hockey, but sometimes we don't talk about it very much. So today, I went over to War on Ice and generated a series of charts so we can briefly discuss things.

Today I'm focusing on two specific areas: defensemen and what I call "floating forwards." All the charts that follow are based on rolling five-game averages of even-strength ice time.

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Handicapping The Race

Ryan Pike
February 05 2015 11:00AM

There are approximately 30 games remaining for the majority of the teams left in the playoff chase, so let's take some time on this off-day for the Calgary Flames to examine their chances in greater depth.

I spent my evening looking through each team's remaining schedule.

Here's the gist.

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