September 06 2011 04:24PM
In part two we examine the forwards in the Flames system. Many of the young prospects that were brought into the organization under the Darryl Sutter regime were cut loose in the early stages of Jay Feaster's tenure. Is it a sign of a new direction for the Flames? Has the organization decided to take off the blinders when it comes to drafting outside of the WHL, and get with the times? Feaster's process to look outside the box is categorically different from Sutter's practice of keeping a tight lid on the box and not letting anyone see what he had hidden inside. It is this fundamental change that is leading to what will shape the foundation of the Flames organization.
Well enough of that.. Let's get to it!
September 06 2011 08:25AM
Every Monday throughout this season we'll be providing a summary of how the Flames are doing using advanced statistical analysis. In a single page we'll supplement your subjective observations and the traditional box score statistics (“box cars”) with the raw numbers, and some interpretive analysis.
Using all the tools of modern statistic hockey analysis, and an eye so cold and objective that it makes Jonathan Toews look like Ed Whalen, we'll explore how every Flame is performing on a weekly basis.
September 05 2011 03:10PM
When Mark Giordano decided to play with Moscow Dynamo of the then Russian Superleague for the 2007-08 season, many viewed it as a colossal gaffe from Calgary Flames management. After spending most of the prior season with the big club, Giordano and the Flames were unable to come to a contract agreement, prompting the young defenceman to try his hand overseas. The overall result was a positive one for both sides, and Giordano still believes the right decision was made...by both parties.
September 04 2011 04:00PM
There is a little something from everywhere this week on NationRadio. Red Deer Rebels talk starts it off, then it swings over to the Winnipeg Jets. Then Jason Bonsignore emerges from the mists of time to talk about his stint as an Oiler so many years ago.
Then some AHL talk and a look ahead at the Oilers special teams rounds out the week. Oh and what's that? A Toronto Maple Leafs update if anyone West of Mississauga cares to hear about that sort of nonsense.
This is NationRadio.
September 04 2011 01:27AM
I'm not surprised Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster got Edmonton Oilers faithful hot and bothered with his comments regarding rebuilding the other day, but I'm a bit puzzled
fan veteran Edmonton Journal scribe David Staples took the bait.