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A look at Flames even strength play: scoring chances, shots and Goals

  In every week’s black box we saw how well the Flames fared with each individual player on the ice, in terms of attempted shots, scoring chances, and actual goals (here’s the final weekly black box summary).  This week we’ll take a look back and look at Calgary’s even-strength data in a variety of ways,…

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Flames 2011-12 Player Grades: Goaltending

  After Kent broke down the end-of-season grades for the Top Six and Support Forwards, I turned the attention to the Defense. Last but not least, we take a look at the Calgary Flames last line of defense, the goal-tending.

Free Agents: Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals

Despite a sixth consecutive season with more than 20 goals, 2011-12 was not a good year for talented Washington Capitals’ winger Alexander Semin. His 21-goals was a post-lockout low, his 54 points fell below expectations, and he was dogged by frequent criticism that he wasn’t giving it his all when he played.

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Latest at Puck Daddy – Flames and the Endowment Effect

    After a third straight season outside of the playoffs, even the most faithful Flames fans in Calgary are starting to ask the same question pundits and others outside of the city have been asking for several years: Why don’t the Flames rebuild? The organization hasn’t won a playoff series since 2004 despite boasting…

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Nation Radio – April 28, 2012

With Lowetide engaging in a hot air balloon race around the world this weekend (the queen herself shall drop the checkered flag!), OilersNation’s own Robin Brownlee took the wheel in LT’s stead. Joining him this Saturday were all manner of characters and celebrities, including David Staples, Jason Gregor and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney. Mr. Brownlee is…

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Jarome Iginla Trade Scenarios Open Thread

    The idea of trading Jarome Iginla has been kicked around and debated for years. This thread is not to discuss the potential merits or possibility of such a move however – merely to establish what readers and fans would consider a good, realistic return for the Flames captain if he was hypothetically dealt this…

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Why An Amnesty Clause Makes Sense

Shawn Horcoff. Keith Ballard. Matt Stajan. Mike Komisarek. The list is a lot longer than that, but it sometimes feels like every team in the league has a player or two whose contracts they’d love to make disappear. That’s why some sort of amnesty buyout could be an appealing option when the NHL and NHLPA…

The Kids Are Alright – Prospects Update

    For those unaware, some Flames futures are having themselves a nice spring so far. The Abbotsford Heat managed to sweep their opening series over the Milwaukee Admirals 3-0 while the Portland Winterhawks advanced to the WHL finals by beating the Tri-City Americans.

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Kiprusoff vs Luongo in the Goalie Trade Market

    It’s no secert by now that Roberto Luongo is on his way out of Vancouver. All but usurped by the younger and cheaper Corey Schneider this year, word is the latter won’t sign with the team this offseason while the former is around. Also, the older guy has asked for a trade anyways.