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VOICE OF THE NATION – The Fountain of Youth Part 3

    To round up our series on what the Flames have in the system, I wanted to focus on two ends of the future spectrum. To me it is like bringing this story to completion in full circle. With all the different aspects that I have talked about, and all the different possibilities of…

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NHL12 – Be a Gm Quirks

    EA Sports released their much anticipated NHL12 today. Reviews and reports of game play/mechanics have been trickling in on my twitetr feed today, some of which I have decided to share. Apparently EA has gotten quite clever with this iteration and the "Be a GM" game mode hides some rather idiosyncratic quirks and pitfalls.

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Making the Jump

Goals came pretty easy for Calgary Flames prospect Bryan Cameron in his junior career.  In five seasons the Belleville and Barrie, Cameron scored 184 goals, including 53 in his final year with the Colts.  However, his transition to pro hockey last season did not see the same results.  In 60 games with Abbotsford, Cameron scored…

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Player types: The offensive liability

    Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player’s plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players. This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player…

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Postgame: Very Tight

The Calgary Flames dropped to 0-2 at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton thanks to a 4-3 overtime loss on Monday night at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks.  Following their 6-1 loss to San Jose the previous night, Calgary’s prospects were a whole lot better and once again, there were some standout performances.  The…