June 23 2014 12:36PM
Credit to Reddit's /r/hockey
With hockey being officially over and the World Cup in full effect it seems there has been much less interest this week in hockey analytics research. The past 7 days have many provided us with fewer articles than we've had in the past, but there's still some interesting little nuggets to pass along.
Read on past the jump for a look at the most worthwhile things I could scrounge up, you fellow nerds. If you'd like to make sure that something you've either written or stumbled upon gets included in future editions, feel free to send them my way.
June 23 2014 12:02PM
The Flames made an important announcement today, officially hiring Ryan Huska as the coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Flames.
June 23 2014 08:00AM
The final leg of our NHL Draft Scout Series lands across the Atlantic in Europe, as our own Christian Roatis chatted with Future Considerations' Roman Solovyov (@croulmane).
June 21 2014 09:00AM
Lads and ladies, we are now less than one week away from the Most Important Draft in Calgary Flames History*.
*- Well, since last year's.
There's a LOT of chatter in hockey circles about movement at the top end of the draft order.
At least 8 teams have shown interest in acquiring the 1st pick overall from the Panthers. Van, Cgy, Edmtn and Tor among them.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 19, 2014
So what happens? I can, with absolutely no insider info, speculate three main scenarios.
June 20 2014 11:30AM
We're about a week away from the 2014 Entry Draft and the Flames have 5 picks inside the top-90, including a franchise high 4th overall. It's not hyperbole to say this summer will be a pivotal one of the Flames road back to respectability. If they pick a future star or two and not stub their toe horribly in free agency, it will give the club a much better chance of making their up the crowded Western Conference standings ladder.
Of course, the other key consideration is how they develop and manage their current crop of players...