October 10 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
October 10 2010 10:42AM

 

WASHINGTON - MARCH 28: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames rests during a break in the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

After the allegedly cataclysmic opener to the Flames' season. It seemed appropriate to actually watch a few other teams play before delving into matters around the league, if only to ascertain whether it was possible for other teams to lose a game. With that fact confirmed, we can move on. In this week's review, the Flames examine the wreckage, the Champs are off to a slow start, and the League of Nations welcomes a new member.

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THELEAFSNATION.COM LAUNCHES NOW

Wanye
October 09 2010 09:46PM

 

On November 27, 2007 we launched OilersNation.com roughly 45 days past our target date of the start of the season. January 28, 2008 we launched FlamesNation.ca, a mere 27 days past our deadline of "New Years or bust." April 10, 2009 saw the launch of CanucksArmy.com completely missing our goal of "catching the wave of playoff drive fever."

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Advanced Stats Overview

Kent Wilson
October 09 2010 10:44AM

 

 

 

Graphs and numbers, tables and weird acronyms: advanced stats are assumed to be the province of the nerd and bane to the traditional hockey observer.

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NW Division Preview - Minnesota

Robert Cleave
October 08 2010 09:44AM

 

EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 5: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Edmonton Oilers on March 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

 

 Flames Nation continues its review of the other Northwest Division squads. Next up, Minnesota.

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Postgame: Mulligan?

Pat Steinberg
October 07 2010 10:55PM

ALBERTA, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 29: Ales Hemsky  of the Edmonton Oilers is congratulated after scoring in a shootout by teammates Ladislav Smid , Gilbert Brule  and Ryan Jones  against the Phoenix Coyotes. The oilers went on to win 4-3. on September 29, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

We'll just pretend Thursday's Calgary Flames opener was the eight preseason game.  The regular season starts on Sunday, lets go with that.  Fact is, the Flames were not the better team at Rexall Place in Edmonton, and the new look Oilers were full marks for a 4-0 win.

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