July 26 2011 12:56PM
We continue the mediocrity series today by looking at the Flames forward's possession rates and how they compare to each other and to other quality teams in the league. The results are rather unambiguous and illustrate why the club is both better than the NHL's weaker thans as well as a step behind the elites.
July 25 2011 12:33AM
It is today - in the middle of the dog days of summer, with just 58 days until the first pre-season game against the 2nd place, runner-up Vancouver Canucks - that I have decided to ask the hockey gods for a-lil-bit-o-karma.
So let me declare Monday July 25th as Matt Stajan Monday by asking all Flames fans to join in and watch this video in hopes that we can see some Vintage Matt Stajan this upcoming season.
And as an added debt payment to the hockey gods, may I suggest today's reading:
July 24 2011 07:16PM
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This week's episode includes Kent Wilson, Scott Reynolds, Gabe Desjardins, Corey Graham, a rebroadcast of an interview with Tom Renney and as always the incomparable Lowetide.
July 23 2011 02:12PM
Before we proceed with the rest of the Flames "mediocrity" series, it makes sense to discuss and explicate the basis of the analyses we tend to engage in here. The theory, the application and the practicality of the stats we employ and the resultant interpretations.
July 21 2011 08:14PM
Of all the skaters that laced them up for the Flames this past season, no player seemed to promise more while delivering less than Rene Bourque. After two excellent years following his acquisition from the Blackhawks, Bourque struggled virtually all season, finishing -17 and appearing to be full value for that number.