October 01 2016 03:56PM
With each passing day, we get closer to the start of the
2016-17 NHL season and hockey games with actual value in the standings. We also
get closer to completed rosters, a fact which means the names on the waiver
wire get more interesting by the day.
October 01 2016 11:06AM
Photo Credit: Kevin Souza/USA TODAY SPORTS
OK, the tournament's over. No, honestly it is. It didn't take as long as you thought if you rightfully avoided all the roster selection debates (which are fun, I admit, unless you're Phil Kessel) and the pre-tournament games. So does that mean the criticism and the jokes about poor attendance, apathy, and the potential for Team USA players to destroy desk chairs at the downtown Hilton in Toronto now ends? Well...not yet.
October 01 2016 07:11AM
The available shot-attempt data doesn't go back an entire decade. It's all very useful, but historical debates over players are incredibly hard to quantify. Many analytically inclined fans have things they figure based on what kinds of players are over or under rated today, but that's far from a perfect method. It's not just that we lack data, but having not lived through these games, we often lack context.
October 01 2016 01:12AM
Photo Credit: Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY SPORTS
One of the things that fans, analysts, team staff members, players; everybody, really, are prone to really dialing their focus on is a hockey team's success on special teams. Playing in a situation where your team is up or down a player can, quite literally, be a game changer. So, with that in mind, let's talk about how the team is situated as far as just getting into special teams situations.
September 30 2016 02:46PM
FlamesNation reader Cory S had an opportunity to sit down with former GM and Sportsnet analyst Doug MacLean this summer and he was kind enough to share the transcript with us.
The interview includes a wide variety of topics, including MacLean's start in the NHL, his experiences in Columbus and his take on things like analytics, the relationship between coaches and GM's and the Flames negotiations with Johnny Gaudreau.