Brian McGrattan Is A Poor Puck Possession Player

When I last posted about a week and a half ago, I posted the worst 20 players by adjusted Corsi as a rate stat.  Corsi is the difference between attempted shots in five on five situations when a given player is on the ice.  In order to make it more of an individualized stat, there are adjustments made for the team and usage of the player and it is divided by five on five playing...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Okay Boys, Time For Practice And Drop Your Gloves

via TSN, The Calgary Flames are learning their lessons in truculence at training camp. In a rare sight for an NHL club, the team devoted part of Thursday's practice to fighting technique, showing several players from their group of non-regulars how to drop the gloves. "We're teaching the young players how to defend themselves," head coach Bob Hartley...
Via Kukla's Korner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Tom Sestito Fights of the 2013-14 Season

At a whopping 6-foot-4, 228 pounds, Tom Sestito of the Vancouver Canucks is arguably the best enforcer in the entire National Hockey League. Whether he is backing up the Sedin brothers or just catching and throwing fists for the heck of it, Sestito is always ready to drop the gloves. With 19 fights under his belt in the 2013-14 season, Sestito earned the honor of not only having...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Injury Update: Andrew Alberts might call it a career due to multiple concussions

Vancouver Canucks forward Andrew Alberts will consider retirement this offseason due to the major concussion he suffered back in December according to NBC sports.By Loxy!! - Common WikimediaThe 32 year-old Alberts received a questionable hit to the head against the boards from Calgary Flames defensemen Brian McGrattan on Decemeber 29. The hit left Alberts down on the ice looking...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The NHL regular season is winding down in a hurry. Several teams have all but officially punched their ticket, but for the most part the playoff race is a heated one with numerous competitors. You'd think such an atmosphere would cause tempers to boil over now that points are so valuable. Unfortunately, that isn't exactly the case. Most players have kept their cool, realizing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames’ McGrattan has put substance abuse issues behind him as he admiration

The opportunity is coming, Brian McGrattan can feel it. One of these games, if the situation arises, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is finally going to use the gritty right-winger in his list of shootout candidates. At least, he hopes so. “He always looks at me and says, ‘Bob. When am I going first?’ ” said Hartley, laughing when describing the lighthearted antics...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Eddie Lack Lets In Brian McGrattan’s Shot From Center Ice (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks might have ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, but they also left with an embarrassing story. Flames right winger Brian McGrattan scored his team’s first and only goal in the second period, when he fired a hard slap shot from center ice. The puck skipped and lifted a few inches into the air, but...
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brian McGrattan scores from center ice on Eddie Lack

Brian McGrattan isn't exactly an offensive weapon. The enforcer entered Calgary's game against the Vancouver Canucks with just seven goals over the course of 290 games. With that in mind, it was only appropriate that he recorded an extremely unusual goal for the Flames in a losing effort against the Canucks.  Watch as he beats goaltender Eddie Lack from center ice: ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brian McGrattan scores from center ice on Eddie Lack

Brian McGrattan isn't exactly an offensive weapon. The enforcer entered Calgary's game against the Vancouver Canucks with just seven goals over the course of 290 games. With that in mind, it was only appropriate that he recorded an extremely unusual goal for the Flames in a losing effort against the Canucks.  Watch as he beats goaltender Eddie Lack from center ice: ...
Via Bloguin Best
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Eddie Lack With The Bad Goal Of The Night

Brian McGrattan scores the only goal for the Flames in a 2-1 loss to the Canucks.
Via Kukla's Korner
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canucks' Eddie Lack allows goal from center ice

When it rains, it pours. Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack has an .870 save percentage since Roberto Luongo was dealt to Florida and this goal will not help Canucks fans sleep easier at night. Calgary Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan fired the puck in the Canucks zone and it somehow got by Eddie Lack. McGrattan had 7 goals in 290 games prior to this game. Brian McGrattan just scored...
Via Diehardsport
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames' tough guy Brian McGrattan tangles with end boards; status uncertain

Getting hit in the face is nothing new to Calgary Flames' enforcer Brian McGrattan, but usually it's when he's squaring off against an opponent on the other team, and they rarely get the best of the heavyweight pugilist......but tangling with the end boards?  That's a different story.McGrattan caught a rut during Flames' practice on Thursday and pulled a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames players interrupt CBC ‘After Hours’ in Cowboy Hats and Sumo Suits

The Calgary Flames have been having a terrible year, sitting in 28th place in the entire NHL. Recently though, they’ve gone on a five game winning streak and after a  4-3 OT win over the Minnesota Wild, some guys had some fun on CBC. CBC “After Hours” had Matt Stajan on the air when his teammates Lance Bouma and Brian McGrattan decided to perform an epic videobomb. If you...
Via Diehardsport
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting in Hockey Debate: Nearing Extinction Thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks News-The NHL has had fighting since its official inception in 1926 and it’s a topic that has been debated for years. Should fighting be allowed or not? It’s been used a deterrent to help protect players whose value to their team is seemingly priceless. It’s been used as a way to intimidate, hurt and at some dark points flat out injure opposing players. The...
Via Sports Mockery
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Calgary/Vancouver - Old-Time Hockey

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, So there was Vancouver Canucks’ coach John Tortorella, who’d more or less been on his best behavior all season, trying to get to the Calgary Flames’ dressing room after the a brawl-filled first period to challenge … who? Bob Hartley, the Flames coach? Probably. It wouldn't have made any sense to go after Brian McGrattan...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks coach Tortorella, Flames have altercation between periods

An altercation broke out near the Calgary Flames' dressing room during the first intermission of their game against the Canucks in Vancouver on Saturday night. CBC, which televised the game, showed Canucks head coach John Tortorella attempting to go into the Flames locker room at Rogers Arena, with Calgary enforcer Brian McGrattan pushing him away. Flames goaltender coach Clint...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

It's almost time to close the door on 2013. The last full week of the year didn't feature too many games due to the NHL's holiday break, but there were a few fights worth highlighting.  As we say goodbye to the year that was, all of us here at PDL want to thank you for taking the time to visit our little site. Countless hours go on behind the scenes to make all of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Sestito & Brian McGrattan Throw Down

Video: The referee is enjoying the fight!
Via Beer Mug Sports
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Flyers Game Preview – December 30, 2013

Image Courtesy The Vancouver Canucks play the 2nd of back-to-back games Monday night @ 7pm PST at Rogers Arena vs the Philadelphia Flyers. The Canucks will be looking to build on their tough road win vs the Calgary Flames the night before and are once again not getting any breaks from the schedule maker as the Flyers were sitting in Vancouver waiting for...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

We've covered the Boston Bruins pretty heavily here on PDL over the last few weeks. First there was the Thornton incident (you know, this thing which Thornton is appealing) and then we discussed Brad Marchand mocking the Canucks. You might be sick of the boys from Boston by now, but we promise that the top fight in this week's installment is worth bringing up the Bruins just...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler, Flames edge Hurricanes in overtime 2-1

CALGARY, Alberta -- Chris Butler scored at 4:56 of overtime after Karri Ramo stopped Jeff Skinner on a penalty shot late in the third period, giving the Calgary Flames a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brian McGrattan also scored for Calgary and Paul Byron had two assists, hours after the struggling Flames fired general manager Jay Feaster and assistant...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

It feels like the 2013-14 season just started, but here we are with our seventh installment of Hockey Fights of the Week. So far we've seen a little bit of everything. We've seen fights which are early candidates for best of the season, fights which cast a negative light on the sport and fights which can barely be classified as fights.  What does the seventh week of the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

If you're a regular Hockey Fights of the Week reader, you may feel like this season has gotten off to a slow start. There's been some memorable bouts, but each week seems to feature at least one scrap which might leave a little bit to be desired. A few made the cut simply because there weren't too many fights to choose from.  This week is a different story as it was...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames Keep Brian McGrattan by   Steven Ellis

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed right winger Brian McGrattan to a two-year contract with an AAV of $750,000 per season. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft but never played for the team. On June 2, 2003, he was signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators. On July 11, 2009, [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

McGrattan Gets Two Years With Calgary

"@Hockeyagent: Two years for Brian McGrattan in Calgary."/$750K AAV. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 4, 2013
Via Kukla's Korner
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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