April 09 2011 01:54PM
For the second straight season, the Calgary Flames will play 82 regular season games and nothing more. And for the second straight year, with their non-playoff fate sealed, the Flames close the season against the Vancouver Canucks...this time at the 'Dome (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). Last season, the season finale was played on the west coast, and Calgary was rolled in a rather useless effort...something you hope doesn't happen in front of a home crowd tonight.
April 08 2011 08:14AM
(Rob Vollman of Hockey Prospectus returns to take a look at his pre-season player projections)
In October we used the Snepsts System to search the NHL’s vast historical database to find players with era-adjusted statistics comparable to today’s Flames, and used their average to project their performance this season. Let’s look back and compare that with their actual results (well, minus their final game).
April 07 2011 04:42PM
This is EJ McGuire during his time as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. McGuire passed away today, leaving a void in the hockey world's draft process. His "draft profiles" were a handy item for fans and media alike, and for those who follow the NHL's draft process year round McGuire was the point man on each winter's best young talents.
April 06 2011 10:57PM
The Calgary Flames took a convincing 6-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, but the 41st win of the season for the team didn't do much to ease the pain of a second straight year out of the playoffs. Thanks to a Chicago 4-3 win over St. Louis and a 6-2 Anaheim win over San Jose, the Flames are officially eliminated from postseason play with one game still to go this season.
April 06 2011 10:14PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21198