November 11 2016 02:32PM
The Calgary Flames' play at even strength and on their special teams has really been a tale of two teams so far this season.
At even strength, the Flames appear to be fairly decent in the aggregate. Collectively the team has barely been outscored at even strength (29-28), which is actually pretty impressive for a team that's 5-9-1. However, the Flames' special teams units have been outscored 18-7 by the opposition (between power play and shorthanded goals). That's not good, and a huge contributing factor to the team's bad start.
Let's dig into the specifics of just how woeful the Flames have been at special teams and how often it's spoiled their even strength play.
November 11 2016 09:35AM
The Jets and Trouba reunite soon and everything feels just right.
Everything is as it should be, except with the Jets carrying eight defenders they will need to select two for the pressbox.
It won't be any of Myers, Dustin Byfuglien, or Toby Enstrom. And with the emergence of Morrissey, it won't be him either. This leaves three options between Paul Postma, Mark Stuart, and Ben Chiarot.
Who sticks around and who stays? What do the number say?
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November 11 2016 05:00AM
Breaking down the brawl in the Canucks Leafs game, how did Kadri escape suspension, Canucks need to score, Trouba finally signs, Flames prospect updates, Oilers are legit, Gretzky talks McDavid, early 2017 draft rankings, interview with former Canadiens stats guy, lots of fights and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
November 10 2016 10:00AM
The Calgary Flames have special teams troubles. Their power play isn't good. Their penalty kill is also not good. The Flames have allowed 16 goals, more than any National Hockey League team that's not Chicago. In short: the penalty kill is one of the big reasons why the Flames are 5-8-1 through their first 14 games.
Let's dive in to what's going wrong on the penalty kill.
November 10 2016 09:29AM
The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. Cam Lewis graciously asked me to come in and do some notebooks with him this year. You will see more content from me here on NHLN, as well as back on OilersNation.
Well, the NHL sure is a fun place right now.