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Gaudreau Hits 50 Points – Let’s Put It In Context

View image | gettyimages.com Last night, wunderkind Johnny Gaudreau hit the 50-point mark by virtue of scoring a pair of goals in Calgary’s 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Gaudreau, who once was thought to be too small to play pro hockey, is the first Flames freshman to hit the 50-point plateau since somebody named…

Why the 2014-15 Calgary Flames are not the 2013-14 Colorado Avalanche

View image | gettyimages.com The comparisons are fair. This year’s Flames is a garbage possession team, with an extremely poor 44.3% CF to go off of: third worst in the league. Last year’s Avalanche wasn’t so hot, either: 46.9% CF, sixth worst. With both teams spitting in the faces of corsi and possession metrics as a whole, the…

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5 things: Quantifying hard work

1. What are we talking about? People do not like when I refer to the Flames as a “bad team.” They tell me to look at the standings, because in sports, all people really care about is results. If a team could get away with being outshot every single night all season long — and by…

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Post-Game: One Step Closer

View image | gettyimages.com A couple weeks back, the Calgary Flames had a good start at home. Then they faded, their opponents surged, and they lost 6-3 at home to the Anaheim Ducks. It was the first time they blew a game after leading through 40 minutes. Tonight, the Flames allowed two early goals. Bad…