September 12 2011 10:52AM
The scene: After a hard-fought prospects game at one of the many preseason tournaments sprouting up across North America, a progressive coach brings a player into his office to discuss the fighting major the player earned the night before in the second period of a 5-1 hockey game.
"Oh, hey, it's good to see you showed up. I wanted to call you in here with regards to that fight that you had last night in our prospects game.
September 12 2011 08:57AM
An OZQoC Chart, pronounced “Oz-Coke” is a visual representation of the situations in which a team's players are used. By combining the following two statistics, a player's role can be determined at a glance, providing the valuable context in which his other statistics can be studied. Quite frankly, it is a necessary first step before any other statistic is even mentioned, which is why it will be the first part of our weekly Black Box statistical summaries this season.
September 11 2011 08:33PM
Tell me if you've heard this before: The Calgary Flames control the balance of the play for the majority of a hockey game, do some good things down low possession wise, and yet come away without a victory. That was very much the same for Flames prospects on Sunday night in Penticton, falling 6-1 at the hands of San Jose to open the 2011 Young Stars Tournament.
September 11 2011 01:22PM
It's our Young Stars version of FGD in Penticton, as it's Flames Prospects Game Day tonight when Calgary's top young players hook up with those of the San Jose Sharks. The game can be seen live on www.calgaryflames.com and we'll have a full recap following the matchup. It's a pretty veteran looking Flames squad as they take part in the first game of the tournament.
September 11 2011 09:59AM
Ten years ago today we were sitting at the breakfast table getting ready to match wits with a class at the U of A. The entire family was watching BBC News when they announced that a plane had accidentally crashed into the World Trade Center. As they cut to live footage and commentary, it was a matter of minutes until we saw the second plane crash into the second tower live.