Found July 08, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
When we look at the worst 20 players by Corsi rating in 2011/12 we see prominent Calgary Flame players did very poorly in terms of puck possession.  Their top forward Jarome Iginla was seventh worst in the league and their top defenceman Jay Bouwmeester was tenth worst.  Defenceman Scott Hannan was fourth.  This puts Calgary in a bad place.  Their top forward and their top defenceman in terms of ice time and in terms of points struggled on the ice.  When they were on the ice the opposing team had the puck and had Calgary on their heels. This shows us a fundamental problem with the Calgary Flames.  Their frontline players were unable to keep possession of the puck on a significantly worse level than any other team in the league.  Calgary may have finished in ninth place in the West Conference only five points from a playoff berth but that doesn’t make them a team with a solid shot at the playoffs this season. Continue reading "Calgary’s Corsi Problem"

Calgary Flames Prospect Series: Akim Aliu

Courtesy of the Calgary Flames By Ryan Holmer (@RyanHolmerNHL) Akim Aliu has taken an unusual and difficult path in his hockey career. He has faced difficulties, and several times he almost counted himself out of the game. But through hard work and determination, Aliu was called up to the Calgary Flames last season, and made an immediate impact. Akim Aliu was born in Okene, Nigeria...

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The Calgary Flames have a glut of defenseman and Jay Bouwmeester has two years left on his contract at a cap hit of $6.68 million per season. Continue reading →

Red Wings early overnight report: getting up to speed

Before I lay my head down for a few hours and then prepare for that awful 6 AM alarm, here’s a brief summary of the Red Wings news I missed over the past 36 hours. Done a little quickly and on a no-particular order source-by-source basis… Well, okay, except for the beginning. ESPN’s Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun had a chat about the Red Wings as potential suitors for Rick...
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