Shanahan Tells the Flames “No Thanks”

Brendan Shanahan told me he will NOT be coming to Cgy to join #Flames org. He advised Murray Edwards he will stay on with the NHL — Roger Millions (@RogMillions) June 27, 2013   The Shanny intrigue ended with a whimper today when Roger Millions reported he has decided to stay on as the NHL’s…

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #3 John Gaudreau

Via Dubuque Fighting Saints For all of the crap we give Jay Feaster around here, it’s hard to be pessimistic about the 2011 4th rounder the Flames used on an undersized, soon-to-be college Junior. Most 4th rounders don’t even develop into something we could feasibly call an “NHL prospect”, but that’s exactly what Johnny Gaudreau has…

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The Halo Effect and the Difficulty of Projecting Prospects

    I noted in an article recently that scouting is more pseudo-science than science right now and as such a lot of hokum is able to masquerade as useful analysis. This isn’t merely because mankind has always been plagued by capering conman who claim they can predict the future, but also because there are…

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Five things: The waiting game

1. Things are about to get crazy Now that the playoffs are over, it’s about to be the most hectic week in hockey in quite some time. Buyouts, signings, trades, the draft, and whatever front office moves get made in the next seven-plus days ahead of the July 5 free agency day are going to…