Introducing: STAJAN-WATCH

Danny Gray
November 08 2011 12:55PM



On January 31, 2010 Matt Stajan was the “centerpiece” of the deal that sent Dion Phaneuf and Keith Aulie to Toronto. Niklas Hagman, Ian White, Jamal Mayers, and Frederick Sjostrom were also tangentially involved.  Since that time Dion has been named Captain of the Leafs and appears to have taken a real step forward in becoming a legit top-pairing defenseman in the NHL. How about Matt Stajan? I’m sure glad you asked.

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FGD: Minny!

Nation World HQ
November 08 2011 11:33AM

For the first time this season, the Calgary Flames entertain their Northwest Division rivals in the Minnesota Wild, as Calgary returns home for a game before heading back out on the road for another pair of games (7:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet 960).  Calgary plays nine of their 14 games this month on the road, as they try to get up above .500 for the first time this season.

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NHLNumbers Podcast: Episode I

NHLnumbers Podcast
November 07 2011 08:54PM



Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NHLNumbers podcast. As the Nations crack tech team gear up to relaunch our salary/stats site, Jonathan Willis and I decided to get together to talk "new" stats at length and to record some of those conversations. In a radio studio. With guests. Today we debut the first of perhaps many such conversations.

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Black Box: Week 5

Robert Vollman
November 07 2011 04:34PM



Five weeks and 13 games into the season and the Flames are playing exactly .500 hockey, just like the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks.  I didn't expect to ever put that sentence together.

Calgary's offense has been struggling, managing just 30 goals in 13 games, more than just Detroit, Los Angeles, Anaheim and the Islanders.  Wow, another sentence I wasn't expecting to assemble.

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Postgame: Rope-a-Dope

Pat Steinberg
November 06 2011 11:35PM

The Calgary Flames didn't necessarily carry the play Sunday night, and they kinda took a page out of their opponents book en route to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.  The Flames didn't generate a ton offensively, they scored a powerplay goal, relied on their goaltender, and got back to the .500 mark.  No it wasn't pretty, but it got the job done and Calgary has won four of their last six games and come away 2-1 on this three game road trip.

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