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PGD: Do Over

After falling 6-1 to the San Jose Sharks Sunday night, Flames prospects are back on the ice tonight in Penticton for a game against the host Vancouver Canucks (5 pm, Sportsnet).  Both teams lost their openers at the Young Stars Tournament, with the Canucks falling 7-2 to the Oilers in the late game on Sunday.  It’s…

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There shouldn’t be fighting in prospect games

    The scene: After a hard-fought prospects game at one of the many preseason tournaments sprouting up across North America, a progressive coach brings a player into his office to discuss the fighting major the player earned the night before in the second period of a 5-1 hockey game. “Oh, hey, it’s good to…

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Black Box: OZQoC Charts

    An OZQoC Chart, pronounced “Oz-Coke” is a visual representation of the situations in which a team’s players are used.  By combining the following two statistics, a player’s role can be determined at a glance, providing the valuable context in which his other statistics can be studied.  Quite frankly, it is a necessary first…

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Postgame: Well, that’s familiar

Tell me if you’ve heard this before: The Calgary Flames control the balance of the play for the majority of a hockey game, do some good things down low possession wise, and yet come away without a victory.  That was very much the same for Flames prospects on Sunday night in Penticton, falling 6-1 at the…