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One sabermetric issue that I am watching this season is how well is Brendan Morrison of the Calgary Flames doing. Brendan Morrison is a test case on the Corsi theory. The idea behind Corsi theory is that counting attempted shots both for and against is a very strong gage of puck possession. This is more useful that looking at goals scored based analysis because goals are strongly dependent upon shooting percentages and saves percentages of all the twelve players on the ice. This is something individual players have little control over in general. I have written about this here.
David Johnson of the Hockey Analysis website is a proponent of the contrary position. He has chosen Brendan Morrison of the Calgary Flames as a test case to make his argument. Before this season, Morrison looked good by Johnson’s goals based analysis and looked like a poor signing by conventional Corsi analysis.
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CALGARY, AB—The Calgary Flames announced today that they have reassigned forward Paul Byron to the Abbotsford Heat. Additionally, the Flames announced that forward Curtis Glencross has been placed on the IR with an MCL injury (minimum 6 weeks).
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CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have reassigned forward Paul Byron to the Abbotsford Heat. Additionally, the Flames announced that forward Curtis Glencross has been placed on the IR ...
The Calgary Flames placed forward Curtis Glencross on injured reserve with an MCL injury Friday.
Last night the Calgary Flames went head-to-head against one of the premier teams in the Western Conference and battled them to a stalemate through 3 periods and an overtime session only to fall in the shootout as neither Mike Cammalleri, nor Jarome Iginla was able to score during the showdown while Michal Handzus and Brent Burns were able to score for the Sharks.
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CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that defenceman Brett Carson has been reassigned to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
Carson, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, has played 11 ...
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AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillIt was one of the sleepiest games you’ll ever watch, and in the end the Calgary Flames found the back of the net more than the LA Kings did in the shootout. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped two LA shooters and Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri both scored to give the Flames the shootout win.
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