A Mid-Season Glance at the 2016 NHL Draft

Embed from Getty Images The National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Service released its mid-season rankings today, showing their comparisons of North American and European skaters and goaltenders. In the context of the Calgary Flames, now we can take a look at roughly where players are projected to go (by Central Scouting) and get a sense…

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FGD: A Trip to the Garden State

Embed from Getty Images After a tight 2-1 shootout loss in Edmonton on Saturday, the Calgary Flames really get to the meat of their five-game road trip as they hit Newark for a meeting with the New Jersey Devils. Nobody really expected much from the Devils this season, but like the Flames last season, they’re…

Revisiting the perceived value of blocked shots

Embed from Getty Images [Editor’s Note: clib542 has returned with a follow up guest post!] Back in November, you may remember a postabout the value of blocking shots. After 17 games the numbers suggested there was little difference between blocking a shot, and shots attempted on net. Well, now the Flames are at the halfway point of the season,…

Pavel Karnaukhov could be a late-round steal for the Flames

Embed from Getty Images I’ve always found it a bit strange that the Calgary Flames share a building with the Calgary Hitmen yet so rarely draft players from that club. Then again, consider that the Flames’ past experiences with Hitmen players as prospects were basically just 2000 picks Brent Krahn and Wade Davis, and minor-league free…