August 11 2012 10:38AM
Aside from the Flames suddenly signing a bunch of goalies, the only interesting Flames "news" recently is the Jay Bouwmeester/Detroit Red Wings rumor. This one apparently comes from a source inside the Wings organization, so we can give it a bit more heft than the typical Eklund nonsense.
Roger Millions noted on twitter yesterday that Calgary isn't actively shopping Bouwmeester at this point, but is willing to listen to offers. If true, that suggests the Wings (or any other suitor) is going to have to convince Calgary to make the move - meaning the package is going to have to be pretty attractive.
August 10 2012 05:36PM
Frequent commenter and guest contributor RexLibris' series on rebuilds continues with the New York Islanders.
Orleans York is Sinking
What are the myths and storylines that we, as fans, tell ourselves when it comes to the
horror show rebuild that is going on in Long Island?
August 10 2012 02:23PM
In this edition we covered all things tracking with an expert panel on the subject: Neil Greenberg from the Washington Post and ESPN Insider, Geoff Detweiller of Broad Street Hockey, Eric T. of BSH and NHLnumbers and our own tracking addict Corey S. We went over Eric's article on the link between scoring chances and shot differential and what it means for scoring-chance tracking, Geoff and Eric's very promising project tracking zone entries, tracking zone exits and what the future holds for tracking/advanced stats.
August 10 2012 11:08AM
When your hockey club misses the playoffs for a third straight season by such a narrow margin, it's natural to take a look at what your club's weaknesses have been and to try to address them. The easy things to look at are the areas measured in percentages – face-offs and special teams.
August 10 2012 08:13AM
It hasn’t been the highly active off-season most fans were hoping for, but there have been a few items that have crept into the news for Flames-land.
While some of the news reaching the fan base has brought about smiles, there are also the ones that have left people still shaking their heads wondering if anything will ever change or worse yet saying, “What now?”