January 15 2012 06:18PM
Last year, Anton Babchuk was not better defensively than Robyn Regehr. I really hope I haven’t blown the minds of anyone that watched even a single game, but that sentence is surprisingly controversial in the statistical community.
January 15 2012 11:30AM
The mid-season doldrums are officially here. With winter finally arriving in Alberta this weekend, Lowetide takes a look at the Oilers as they tumble down the standings.
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January 14 2012 11:21PM
Well, in his first game against his former team behind the Kings bench, it was Darryl Sutter coming out victorious against the Calgary Flames, taking a fairly impressive 4-1 win on Saturday night. It was one of those games that was really close to begin, and fairly evenly played throughout, but after LA took their 1-0 lead, they slowly controlled more and more of the game. It snaps Calgary's eight game winning streak on Saddledome ice.
January 14 2012 10:39PM
Final Score: 4-1L
January 14 2012 07:13PM
As far as mid-January games go, this is as good as it gets tonight folks. The Flames have been a pretty sorry group to watch recently (recent wins aside) generating some of the lowest shot totals in the league on a nightly basis. Good thing the Kings aren't exactly good at scoring goals themselves, although who knows if that will change now that Darryl is behind the bench.
Even with Cammalleri's return, Calgary is still a pretty thin squad up front lacking David Moss, Matt Stajan and Alex Tanguay. The Kings are technically the better team on paper, although the fall of Mike Richards from heavy hitter to ES liability evens things up a tad. On top of everything else, it will be interesting to watch the erstwhile Flyer tonight to see if he looks as bad as his underlying numbers suggest.
On another note, I am going to be the Kwarter (www.kwarter.com) "game master" for the contest tonight, so most of my time and comments will be concentrated on twitter. It's a sports/social media app I've been asked to demo. If you have an ipad/iphone maybe give it a try.