So the Flames loss last night took a big bite our of their playoff aspirations. Unfortunately I have some more bad news.
Due to a contractual snafu, FlamesNation’s nearly two year long partnership with the FAN960 recently came to an end. As a result, Pat Steinberg won’t be able to write for the site for the time being. Pat wants to let everyone know he loved contributing, loved the community and his absence isn’t voluntary. You can of course still follow him on twitter and listen to him during the Big Show in the afternoon on the FAN960 and on Overtime after games. Pat is one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever met and his work was highly appreciated by myself and others here at FN. Make sure to continue to give him your support.
This also means my own appearances with the FAN will stop for now, including scoring chance discussions on OT. This also temporarily shelves any chance of a weekly FlamesNation radio show.
It’s unknown whether this is a permanent or temporary situation. We will of course let everyone know if things change.
On a different note, I was recently added as an occasional contributor to Puck Daddy. I will be writing similar pieces to the stuff I contributed to the Score during my time there (stats/psych articles). My first attempt, a post on the Wild’s regression this season and why it was hard to comprehend, was published this past Thursday.
I was also recently interviewed by Patrick Hoffman of Kuklas Corner. If you were ever wondering how some dude went from ranting about hockey as a hobby to…what I do know, give it a read.
Finally, some of you may have noticed some improvements to NHLNumbers.com. We continue to re-design the site and add new and interesting features. We have some big plans in the works for it in the near future, but for now you can check out new player cards that include contract details, counting stats and something we call spending efficiency (points/cap hit). There is also a new feedback widget which will let you recommend new functionality or alert us to any errors or issues you may stumble across.
This is only the first, small step forward relative to where we want to end up with the site. If you have any requests or feedback, don’t hesitate to email me or use the feedback widget on the site itself.
Next up – platform improvements for FN itself. I can’t promise when it will happen, but I ensure you that we plan to improve the experience here for readers and commenters as well. More news as it happens…