Training Camp Wrap: Day 2

The Calgary Flames completed their third day of training camp on Monday, and it ended with a pretty fun scrimmage between the two game groups for Tuesday’s preseason opener.  Jarome Iginla was the focus once again, as he did not skate for the second straight day.  Jarome continues to battle back spasms, which forced him…


Flames Intrasquad Game Thoughts

    I dropped by the final training camp practice today. It turned out to be an intrasquad game which garnered some limited though interesting observations of some of the players involved.


Player types: The no-way forward

  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 talents and…


Black Box: Even-Strength Data

    We’ll be presenting weekly statistical summaries of the Calgary Flames every Monday, each update being composed of four sections, the 2nd of which will involve data related to how they spend the majority of their time: at even-strength.


The Rise of Chris Breen

    (Cam Tucker is the Abbotsford Heat beat writer and a freelance journalist. I have asked Cam to lend his insight into Calgary’s farm team from time to time. His first article is a look at young sophomore defender Chris Breen). Chris Breen has all the physical tools an NHL team desires in a…