Flames Scoring Chance Differentials - October

Kent Wilson
November 02 2010 03:23PM

Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross (20) scores on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

This is a bit of a data dump post. Here I will present the even strength scoring chance numbers for individual Flames over their initial 11 games. There aren't a lot of surprises for those who have been following along, although the numbers illuminate the relationship between scoring chances, possession and circumstances pretty well.

First, here's the ES chances for and against for every skater thus far:

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Flames October Review Roundtable

Kent Wilson
November 02 2010 09:34AM

Calgary Flames Olli Jokinen (L) takes a swing at Edmonton Oilers Sam Gagner during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

(I don't use the term "great" very often. But this is the greatest photo in Calgary Flames history)

With the first 11 games under our collective belts, I felt it was time to review the Flames opening month with Robert Cleave and Pat Steinberg. Here are their replies to some questions I had about the club thus far.

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The Revealed Value of Daymond Langkow

Kent Wilson
November 01 2010 04:48PM

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 28: Daymond Langkow #22 of the Calgary Flames skates with the puck past Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on January 28, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

One of the more interesting coaching decisions by Brent Sutter thus far has been the matching of Olli Jokinen, Rene Bourque and Niklas Hagman against the other team's top lines. The season didn't begin that way, but Sutter has settled into that routine lately.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 11 versus Washington

Kent Wilson
October 31 2010 06:58PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20154

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Postgame: Brutal

Pat Steinberg
October 30 2010 11:37PM

Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano (L) is sent flying by Washington Capitals' David Steckel during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Due to a very, very long locker room session and a long wait to hear from the Head Coach of the Calgary Flames, I'll be unable to put a full post up following Calgary's 7-2 debacle of a loss at the hands of the Washington Capitals.  I'll put one up later, but I figured discussion needs to start now, especially when the night goes like that.

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