Predictions for the Flames' 2016-17 season

RexLibris
September 05 2016 08:00AM

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Once again I’ve run projections on the Flames’ coming season.

Similar to previous years I have used a number of different statistical categories to cobble together a picture of where the Flames might end up and how the season may go for each player.

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Referees and the Calgary Flames - Final

RexLibris
August 04 2016 08:00AM

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In two prior articles (part 1 and part 2) I have examined the nature of called and uncalled infractions over a series of five games the Calgary Flames played at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. 

Today we'll take all of my accrued Flames data and compare it against the opposition to see how things shake out. 

Reminder: I reviewed every played minute of each game in question, broke the data down into called and uncalled infractions, then into physical and technical categories and ranked them on a scale: 0 for fantasy or ghost calls, 1 for weak or marginal, 2 for fair or earned, 3 for blatant or obvious. 

I realize that a five game sample is in no way statistically significant, therefore what I'm looking at here is using the data collected to examine things from more of a sociological perspective. In other words, looking at behaviours of the teams and officials, asserting or refuting arguments with regards to referees and how they officiate the game, and so on. 

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Referees and the Calgary Flames - Part 2

RexLibris
August 03 2016 11:00AM

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Previously (here) I had examined the role of called and uncalled infractions on two Flames games. In the second of this series we'll be looking at three games: the March 31 3-0 loss to the Kings, a 7-3 smackdown of the Canucks on April 7 and the April 5 5-4 overtime loss to the aforementioned Kings. 

To save space, I'd direct any questions on the methods to the first in the series where I explain why I'm doing this, how I go about it, and some of the basis premises on officiating we are looking to apply here.

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Referees and the Calgary Flames - Part 1

RexLibris
August 02 2016 11:00AM

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In March I took an interest in examining called and uncalled penalties and undertook an exercise to record and examine the relative rates at which a team committed a foul and how often they were penalized.

The primary focus of this project was the Oilers, but I gathered corresponding data on the Flames and a few other teams to use as a sort of control group against which to compare the Oilers' data.

I realized quickly that the Flames' data could, in and of itself, provide some intriguing insight into how the officials interact with the Flames.

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Reviewing the NHL Entry Draft - 2000 to 2008

RexLibris
July 31 2013 10:44PM

This is the third in a series of articles looking at the history of the NHL Entry Draft from 1979 to 2008. I have tabulated every pick made by every team during that time, selecting out the players who managed 200+ NHL games as draft successes. The initial look is a simple study wherein I credit a team with finding an NHL player, regardless of their draft position or impact on the NHL. The notable weaknesses of this approach are that it evens the playing field between the 3rd line journeyman winger and the franchise defenseman.

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