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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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).
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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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.
November 11 2014 08:35AM
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.