November 03 2010 12:27PM
17 goals against in three games isn't sitting well with the Calgary Flames. So, the team has made a few changes in advance of Wednesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960), the second meeting between the teams this year. David Moss makes his Flames debut, with a number of shuffles to the lines.
November 03 2010 09:48AM
The last time these two teams met, the script went about how we predicted: Calgary's depth played well enough to make things interesting but in the end the Wings top-end talent prevailed. What wasn't expected, however, was just how vulnerable the Wings bottom-end would be. That's a weakness the Flames will likely hope to exploit in the second meeting tonight.
November 02 2010 03:23PM
This is a bit of a data dump post. Here I will present the even strength scoring chance numbers for individual Flames over their initial 11 games. There aren't a lot of surprises for those who have been following along, although the numbers illuminate the relationship between scoring chances, possession and circumstances pretty well.
First, here's the ES chances for and against for every skater thus far:
November 02 2010 09:34AM
(I don't use the term "great" very often. But this is the greatest photo in Calgary Flames history)
With the first 11 games under our collective belts, I felt it was time to review the Flames opening month with Robert Cleave and Pat Steinberg. Here are their replies to some questions I had about the club thus far.
November 01 2010 04:48PM
One of the more interesting coaching decisions by Brent Sutter thus far has been the matching of Olli Jokinen, Rene Bourque and Niklas Hagman against the other team's top lines. The season didn't begin that way, but Sutter has settled into that routine lately.