August 30 2010 10:58AM
With the summer winding down and training camp rapidly approaching, the impetus to make roster decisions is increasing. Not only in Calgary, where a glut of defenders and a bloated cap budget have the team in a pickle, but elsewhere throughout the league.
August 27 2010 08:29PM
Looking at more of the positives following a disappointing 2009-10 season for the Calgary Flames, you can't go very far without getting to Miikka Kiprusoff. The 33 year old goaltender had one of his best seasons of his career, a season that can't be done justice solely by looking at statistics.
August 27 2010 11:02AM
In the wake of a disappointing season, a lot of Flames players have become targets for fan angst - some deservedly, others not-so-much. David Moss has become one such target for a variety of reasons.
Perhaps primary amongst them is the fact that he just isn't all that compelling a player upon inital inspection. A former seventh rounder with mostly nominal counting stats under his belt, Moss isn't overly big, can't skate all that fast and doesn't have an impressive shot. He's a player that can fade into the background of many a game.
August 25 2010 03:02PM
Last time around, I had a look at Robyn Regher's 09/10 by 5v5 scoring chances. Today, Jay Bouwmeester gets his turn under the lens. It was a difficult first season in the Red and Black for the Flames' prize free agent catch, with his boxcars falling off the planet. He shot about 2% for the season, though, and since shooting percentages do fluctuate, I still wanted to see how the club's scoring chance numbers looked when he was patrolling the blue.
August 25 2010 03:00PM
Both Pat Steinberg and Robert Cleave have made reference to Flames scoring chances recently. For those unaware, I took it upon myself to count scoring chances* last season and managed to tally 72 of Calgary's 82 games, with the results of each individual contest documented here. My efforts were part of a larger project shared by a number of bloggers around the net and will likely continue and expand going forward.