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Eastern Conference Thinkisms

3 for 4 in the West and 3 for 4 in the East. And to think we were once voted “Least likely to predict the majority of the First Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs” in High School. Where are you now yearbook committee? Gravely ill with the swine flu we hope.

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Todd-zilla says ‘Sayonara’

Even if you had good seats at the Saddledome that night, you might have missed it. After all, it happened at a meaningless moment in just another of the 82 marginally meaningful regular-season games. The play had come to a virtual standstill because the puck was in the neutral zone and both teams were making…

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Western Review and Round 2 Predicto

Round One of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs are in the can and a few things are becoming clear. SJ might have been the biggest waste of a Presidency since GWB’s second term in office. CGY continues to amuse us all with their special kind of suck and VAN might run out of weed if…

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Hey Alberta… Hop On In…

Well for the first time since 1994 the Vancouver Canucks are Canada’s last hope to bring a Stanley Cup back to the homeland. Now that the Flames have crashed and burned, Alberta is stuck in quite a quagmire. Cheer for the Canucks? But they hate the Canucks.

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It’s all over but the cryin’

Lots of post mortems to come in the wake of another first round Flames exit. Let’s take a tour around the immediate reactions: – Eric Francis points multiple fingers. He also ponders the potential fate of the Flames pending free agents. – Allen Cameron talks to Keenan about the Flames spate of injuries. The list…

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Expected Vs. Actual Save Percentage

Gabriel Desjardins of behindthenet.ca does a study at the end of each season that attempts to measure difficulty of shots that every NHL goaltender faces. The methodology can be found here, and it’s an interesting look at a statistic that’s largely swayed by team ability.

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Hitting the rewind button

Two things come to mind when contemplating the post-season performance of David Moss and Eric Nystrom, who have combined for five goals, seven points and 15 hits four games into the Flames’ Western Conference quarter-final series with the Chicago Blackhawks.