September 11 2012 09:40AM
Outside of bringing in Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka to the organization, arguably the most important addition to the Calgary Flames this summer was Dennis Wideman. In fact, he may be more crucial to the success of the club than any of the new forwards.
To be blunt, the Flames got very little offense from their blueline last season. Consequently, their power-play also got very few goals from their back end. Enter Wideman, who was tenth in points among NHL blueliners and, had he been on the Flames, he would've had more points than anyone not named Iginla, Jokinen, Tanguay or Glencross.
But how will Wideman fare on the Flames?
September 10 2012 12:11PM
Ryan Lambert recently noted Mike Cammalleri's low shot volume in his Five Things feature. That mention got me curious about investigating the main guy's shot rates last year in depth and to relate it to their possession rates and overall performance.
September 10 2012 10:22AM
So you may have noticed some McKeen's Hockey banners popping up here and there across the Nation. That's because the boys over at McKeen's are launching a new website and subscription service that will replace their excellent annual magazines.
September 09 2012 11:46AM
Usually we'd be starting to talk about training camp around this time. Instead, the focus is still the possible lockout, the summer's activities by Canada's NHL teams and advanced stats and how they enhance our enjoyment of the game. We explore these topics and others with guests Harrison Mooney, Terry Jones and more.
This is Nation Radio.
September 08 2012 10:23AM
Thinking about the current labour situation and the possibility of another lock-out, it got me reminiscing about the previous work stoppage and what it cost the Calgary Flames. This time, the price may be Iginla's final season in Flames colors or even Kippers. It could mean the end of era, snuffed out by the venal interests of very rich men.