Similar Situations?

Pat Steinberg
May 24 2010 06:29AM

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks

I was thinking about this while having a conversation with a friend of mine who happens to have the unfortunate trait of cheering for the Vancouver Canucks. He was arguing about how much better shape the Canucks are than the Calgary Flames, and it hit me... the Canucks aren't really all that far off from being in a similar situation than the Flames.

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Prospect Profiles - Greg Nemisz

Kent Wilson
May 21 2010 12:47PM

2008 NHL Entry Draft Portraits

With the draft about a month away, it's time to start turning our attention towards the Flames futures. I plan to profile some of Calgary's top youngsters over the next week or so, beginning with former first rounder Greg Nemisz. 

Because of his draft pedigree and accomplishments to date with the CHL's juggernaut Windsor Spitfires, Nemisz is roundly considered to be the Flames best forward prospect behind Mikael Backlund. He has scored 30+ goals in each of his last 3 seasons in the OHL and has also increased his point-per-game pace every year, culminating in the 1.37 rate he managed this year in 51 games. 

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Around the League - Playoff Edition - wk 5

Jason Gregor
May 20 2010 01:29PM

Four games into the conference finals and my interest is waning, and I’m guessing anyone who isn’t a fan of the Flyers, Habs, Sharks and Hawks is feeling something similar. Part of me wants the Sharks and Habs to make their series’ competitive, but the other side wants them to roll over so we can get to the Cup finals.

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Rumor: Kisio to Ascend to Flames Front Office

Kent Wilson
May 20 2010 11:52AM

CHL Top Prospects Game


According to Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail, the latest rumor du jour around town is that Calgary Hitman GM (and former Flame) Kelly Kisio will join the Flames decision makers in order to "assist" (not too sure what that means) Darryl Sutter. Of course, as Maki notes, the Flames have previously raided their junior teams staff by scooping up the Hitmen's erstwhile head coach (and also former Flame) Dave Lowry. 

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This Stuff is Pretty Cool

Pat Steinberg
May 20 2010 07:57AM



I feel like Alladin when he met's a whole new world when it comes to how you watch hockey and evaluate players.  Apparently, they call them "advanced stats"...and for the guys and gals who have been using and applying them for the past few years, it's second nature.  For those of us who are just learning, it's a whole lot of fun.

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