Flames Comparables: Secondary Defensemen

Robert Vollman
October 19 2011 04:10PM



Every Thursday we're using the Snepsts system to project how many points each of the Flames may score this year. The Snepsts system, explained over at Hockey Prospectus, searches history for players with similar statistics (adjusted for era scoring levels) and uses their future performance as yardsticks for today's.

We've already looked at most of the Flames key forwards and key defensemen, and this week we'll look at some of their secondary defensemen: Cory Sarich, Chris Butler, Scott Hannan and Brett Carson.

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Vintage Flame
October 19 2011 01:14PM



Well needless to say the first week of the 2011-12 season has not exactly gone as hoped. The Flames went 1-3 in their first four games, and well there are a lot of unhappy people in Flamesland. One of the bright spots this week though came in the Flames only win; a 4-1 victory over the Habs. Not only was it a win, but it was a good win for the team; and it was a pretty special evening in a different manner.

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Flames Waive Ivanans

Kent Wilson
October 19 2011 10:42AM



Flames announced today they have placed enforcer Raitis Ivanans on waivers, likely with the intent to send him down to the Abbotsford Heat.

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Postgame: Six Minute Drill

Pat Steinberg
October 18 2011 10:49PM

Apparently you can play six minutes of effective hockey an win a hockey game.  Okay, we'll give them a little more than that (maybe ten minutes), but Tuesday's 2-1 Calgary win over Edmonton really was the definition of finding a way to win.  The Flames were almost entirely mediocre but used a solid final ten minutes to first tie and then win round one of the Battle of Alberta.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 5 versus Edmonton Oilers

Kent Wilson
October 18 2011 10:11PM



2-1 Win

Final Summary

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