The 2011 NHl Entry Draft – A Travellers Notes

    (While I usually restrict my writing to objective analysis and editorials aimed at hockey ops, this post is a thorough and detailed recounting of my time at the NHL entry draft this past weekend. It’s is therefore very long. Fair warning.) My trek to the 2011 NHL entry draft began on Thursday afternoon….


Flames Say Good-bye to Pelech, Armstrong

    Today was the deadline for tendering qualifying offers for RFA’s. As reported by Vicki Hall on twitter, the Flames did not qualify a whole heap of their standing restricted free agents, including former first round pick Matt Pelech as well as Gord Baldwin, John Armstrong and Josh Meyers.  


The case for Niclas Bergfors

If you’re like me, you might have gone and looked through the list of forwards at Behind The Net to find a few of the guys who performed well with good Corsi and Fenwick numbers but did not produce much due to low shooting percentages. One of the names among the many that pops up…


Picture This…

With the 2011 NHL Entry Draft all wrapped up in St. Paul and Minneapolis, I thought I’d finish up the task of trying to make FlamesNation followers back in Calgary a little more a part of the action.  This years draft was very significant for the Calgary Flames, among a number of other NHL teams,…


Some problems on the Team 1260 end this week held up the file transfers to Nation Command this week. So gnash your teeth all you like, it isn’t your ol’ pal Wanye’s fault that this didn’t go live sooner. So here is what we have which includes the full podcast but there is no segment…


AGM and Duane Sutter News

    We’re going to continue draft weekend coverage in earnest here at FN with profiles of Byron and Butler coming up in the next few days, as well as some more personal anecdotes from the excursion to Minnesota.