News and Notes – August 22 2014

#452582233 / gettyimages.com It’s basically late August, gang. The Calgary Hitmen began rookie camp this week. The Calgary Flames likely open training camp in three weeks. Summer’s just about over, and the business of hockey chugs along towards the beginning of the season. Here’s a bunch of tidbits of information that aren’t really big enough…

The Changing World of Sports Journalism

Some of you may be keeping up with the ongoing diatribes occurring in Edmonton following the news of the Oilers’ hiring of Tyler Dellow as an analytics advisor to coach Dallas Eakins.

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REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS: MARK GIORDANO

#479140879 / gettyimages.com Mark Giordano was one of the Flames very best players in the 2013-14 season, putting up a Norris caliber season despite getting little recognition for what he did this past season.  Gio is unlikely to replicate what he did last season but there’s little doubt he will be one of the Flames’ best…

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The Roundup

The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week’s Roundup