October 19 2009 07:10PM
Some pundits in town are pointing to the Flames increased blocked shots numbers as an example of the team's changing commitment to defense under new Skipper Brent Sutter. That's something I've been looking at for more than a year since Keenan explicitly stated that the team made an effort to get out of the way of most shots on net in order to give Kipper a clear view (rather than risk a bad deflection). Given the team's high goals against average and Kiprusoff's ever shrinking save percentage, that struck me as dubious strategy at best.
October 17 2009 12:12PM
Just a few random notes on the Calgary hockey club in the midst of the most drawn-out homestand (five games in 21 days?) in franchise history.
October 16 2009 03:42PM
Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s eight game of the season on Oct. 16, 2009.
October 16 2009 10:15AM
Our apologies, due to a technical glitch this is a day late — so stat gurus don’t freak out when it says Ovechkin has five goals. We know he scored twice last night, but to keep this consistent for Thursdays we are going with stats of the second week.
October 15 2009 04:22PM
In reference to a subject somewhat more important than a dozen fellows chasing a hunk of vulcanized rubber, Martin Luther King once talked about the “hearts and minds” stage of progress. In other words, once legal segregation was toppled, the more difficult task of influencing people’s convictions and thought processes could begin.