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FlamesNation Player Evaluation: TJ Brodie

T.J. Brodie is a top pairing defenceman. Or at least, that’s what it’s been easy to see him as. For most of his time in the NHL, he’s been partnered with Mark Giordano. It was once those two came together than both looked like full-fledged top pairing defenceman – something they hadn’t necessarily on their…

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How did PDO affect the Flames through 2016-17?

PDO is basically a proxy for luck in hockey. The number comes from adding a player’s on-ice shooting percentage with their on-ice save percentage. For example, a player may look better than he actually is because his goalie is saving absolutely everything whenever he’s on the ice, with the chance it all comes crashing down…

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in Hockey History

This week we’re still talkin’ playoffs, including some OT heroes and big letdowns. Let’s relive some playoff excitement and heart break! Here’s what happened on the week of April 27 to May 3rd: CanucksArmy May 3, 2004: Brian Burke was fired by the Canucks after six years with the organization, a career that most notably…