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So previously we have examined the defense, goaltending and established forwards for the Flames this coming season. You can read about the forwards here and the defense and goaltending here This final segment will examine the prospects and rookies of the 2014-2015 Calgary Flames.

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The NHL Advanced Stats Cheat Sheet

This guide is an overview for the media and newcomers to the NHL’s advanced (or “fancy”) stats. It includes definitions of the key advanced stats concepts, plus an FAQ to clarify some of the typical inquiries about these measures. It is not to meant to be completely comprehensive; only a useful introduction to possession-based analysis.

REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS: JOHNNY GAUDREAU

#484696387 / gettyimages.com Finally, Johnny Gaudreau is set to turn pro. The tiny winger (5’7’’ and 150 pounds) is the Flames’ smallest prospect, but also by far and away their most skilled. Everything Gaudreau has done so far suggests he’s an elite player in very elite company (see here and here). He’s proven everything he’s…