Happy Anniversary!

Ryan Pike
May 26 2014 08:00AM


On May 25, 1989, the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens by a 4-2 score in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The win clinched the series for the Flames and, 25 years later, stands as the club's lone championship triumph in three trips to the dance.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: USA Hockey

Christian Roatis
May 24 2014 01:08PM


The next installment of our Scout Series looking ahead to the NHL Entry Draft in June takes us south of the border to American born players skating in the USHL and NCAA. 

Andrew Weiss of Future Considerations was kind enough to join us and chat prospects from the Red, White and Blue. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @WeissFC:

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Weekend Open Thread: Masks

Ryan Pike
May 24 2014 11:27AM


The Calgary Flames used four goalies during the 2013-14 season. Those goalies brought with them wildly different styles, personas and, yes, even masks.

To provide a retrospective on the various facial protection Calgary's netminders used last season, here's a quick and dirty rundown of their masks.

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May 23 2014 02:48PM


It's Friday again and I know how much you guys look forward to the weekly Nation Drafts update! As expected, I have absolutely nothing happening in my pool since the only player I have left is Drew Doughty. It's a sad state of affairs. I can't even blame Chris Kelly anymore since the Bruins are out. The only thing that would make me happy is if one of you had Dan Carcillo on your roster since he, quite possibly, got the dumbest 10 game suspension in the history of ice. Elbowing a linesman for reasons unknown? Genius!

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Byron Bader
May 23 2014 08:15AM


A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about drafting between 2003 and 2013 where I looked at which teams were the most successful when it comes to drafting.  The analysis looked at two factors - graduating draftees to NHLers (50+ games played) or graduating draftees to regular NHLers (200+ games).  The follow-up looks at how each team did by round.  Hit the jump for a breakdown of how successful each team was at finding NHLers (50 games+) by round.  

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