Handicapping the Flames' awards chances

Ryan Pike
January 30 2017 02:00PM

The National Hockey League's All-Star Break is upon us and as we wait patiently for meaningful hockey to return, we turn our attention to other things. While we've dug into the numbers on a few other things, today we're going to take a quick look at something where numbers may or may not matter: the races for NHL year-end trophies.

More specifically, the three trophies voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association that Calgary Flames players have shots at winning this season.

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NHLN Notebook: All-Star recap, No Ads on Jerseys, Mike Smith, Vlady Tkachev

Christian Pagnani
January 30 2017 12:38PM

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The All-Star weekend is over, so we can get back to talking about things that matter... Like the All-Star weekend in hindsight! 

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Who should play on Matthew Tkachuk's line?

Ari Yanover
January 30 2017 10:00AM

Matthew Tkachuk is an asset the Flames didn't even know they had when the season started.

He was a question mark. Would he make the Flames out of camp? Evidently, yes; he had the size going for him, and the talent level, too. But would he be able to stick around past nine games?

Fifty-two games into the Flames' season, he's tied for third in team scoring. So apparently... yes.

Tkachuk isn't just performing well; he's one of the Flames' best players already. And as someone who can play both wings, the Flames have a great opportunity with him. Now, it's just a matter of where they end up putting him.

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Saturday Seven: All-Star Weekend

Curtis LeBlanc
January 28 2017 01:25PM

It's the NHL All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, California, which means all of us are forced to stop watching real hockey for three days while the league indulges itself with another profit-fuelled pageant.

But it's for the fans, really.

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By the Numbers: Jacob Trouba is developing into an elite defender

Garret Hohl
January 27 2017 01:03PM

This last summer, Jacob Trouba supposedly requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets due to feeling that given the chance he could play as a bonafide "number one" defender in the NHL.

Since his return, Trouba dominated the NHL and it shows in the numbers.

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