Five things: What you need to compete

Ryan Lambert
November 13 2014 10:02AM

1. Let's talk about it

Last week I inadvertently set off yet another fire storm by having the audacity to suggest the Flames' winning ways weren't well-founded in "The Process" that successful teams actually have when it comes to winning over 82 games or more. I seem to recall that a lot of people suggested the Flames are closer than I think to being a competitive team in the NHL.

I wonder two things about this:

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
November 13 2014 10:01AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Flames Fancy Stats Through 17 Games

Ryan Pike
November 12 2014 09:30AM

We're 17 games (or just over 20%) into the Calgary Flames schedule, so it's time for another check-in regarding how the club's players are doing in all areas fancy stats.

We have a mix of stuff we're tallying ourselves (scoring chances and zone entries), and stuff we're putting from data collected by the fine folks at War on Ice and Hockey Analysis.

Except for zone entries, all stats refer to even-strength numbers, and we're limiting things to players who have played 10+ games due to sample size concerns.

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The Nation Minute

Nation World HQ
November 11 2014 10:30AM

The Nation Minute is a quick look at NHL stats and fun facts that we found interesting this week including the Leafs and Jets staying hot, Edmonton possession numbers, Flames blueliners, Nick Bonino and more.

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A Century On, Have We Learned Anything?

RexLibris
November 11 2014 08:35AM

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Editor's Note: Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States. So we're taking a brief intermission from outright hockey talk and engaging in a look back with our pal Rex.

This past summer marked the centennial anniversary of the beginning of the Great War, what would later come to be called World War I. Coverage of the various observances and speeches to mark that date dominated much of the news cycle of August, when it wasn’t focusing on outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa; conflict, annexation and military brinkmanship in the Ukraine; and the rise of an ideological pseudo-state in central Iraq and Eastern Syria.

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