September 10 2011 05:31PM


We sincerely hope that this most excellent summer weekend finds you in good spirits and in good health. We have a jim dandy of a lineup for this show. Thom Drance from CanucksArmy, former WHA Oiler Skip Krake, Jonathan Willis, Jason Gregor and Oil Kings commentator Kent Simpson round out the roster this week.

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A GM's Carol: The Ghost Of Draft Schmaft

Pension Plan Puppets
September 09 2011 01:31PM

Wonderful images courtesy of Dirty Dangle

Jay Feaster, after a long night, had woken up to head to the bathroom to deposit the remnants of the liter of cola he'd had just before bed. Suddenly, his room started to fill with fog and a sense of lost opportunity washed over him.


"My name is Jay."

"Oh yeah, Jaaayyyyy, I'm the Ghost of Draft Schmaft"

"What do you want with me?"

"I'm going to show you the damage that Calgary's terrible drafting has caused."

With that the thickening fog dissipated and Feaster and the ghostly spectre have moved to a chilling scene.

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Player types: The defensive forward

Cam Charron
September 08 2011 03:13PM



Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.

This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.

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Flames Comparables: Stempniak and Jokinen

Robert Vollman
September 08 2011 10:55AM



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.

Part 1 of our series covered Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay.  This week we'll be looking at Olli Jokinen and Daymond Langkow.  Err … make that Lee Stempniak.

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A GM's Carol: The Ghost of No-Trade Clauses

Danny Gray
September 08 2011 08:12AM



Feaster had barely had time to get back into his deep slumber when he was violently shaken awake and came face to face with a pair of demonic eyes.


Jay slowly rises from the bed and is promptly cut off at the knees by the apparition.

“Darcy Tucker? Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me?”

“I am the Ghost of The No Movement Clause”

“All No Movement Clauses?”

“Of course not Jay. Your No Movement Clauses."

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