Around the league – Nov 12, 2009

After a hot start, scoring has leveled off, and right now only six players are on pace for 100+ points. Anze Kopitar is on fire and on pace for 129, however, no one has tallied that many since 1996 when Mario Lemieux had 161 and Jaromir Jagr finished with 149. It is doubtful he can…


RDS ♥ les Flames

One of the best things about an East-West matchup in the National Hockey League is that it allows each conference’s followers a glimpse into how the other half lives. That’s especially true of Easterners who because of the time-difference rarely get a chance to see an entire game of clubs based in the Mountain or…


Flames October Reviews

The writing staff here at FlamesNation managed to spare a few moments between drunken benders and penning nonsensical complaint letters to the government to cobble together our reviews of the Flames players through the first month of action. Rather than go with the standard letter grades, we opted for a "Rotten Tomatoes"/film critic type theme….


The wide-open West?

Here’s a question for the new week: As we close in on the quarter-pole of the 2009-10 National Hockey League campaign, what Western Conference team scares you? And by scare, we mean what outfit creates genuine spine-chilling, blood-curdling, bowel-evacuating fear?


Failing at simple math

In the hockey world, it’s never been easier to crunch numbers. With a few wiggles of the fingers, we have instant access to a dizzying array of statistics – everything from Corsi numbers and Qualcomp to good old goals and assists. Thanks to computers and spreadsheets, any mildly educated hockey fan in a flash can…


And the winners are…

Funny how the Flames escaped what for them has recently been the gruesome month of October with a fairly health 7-4-1 record and yet there are as many concerns and questions about the hockey club as ever. Meanwhile, up in Edmonton, illness and a weird pattern of scoring either a lot or not at all…