The Flames have acquired forward Kevin Westgarth from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for minor leaguer forward Greg Nemisz. The six-foot-four and 234 pound winger has failed to score any points in 12 games with the Hurricanes this season. A veteran of 133 career NHL games with Carolina and the Los Angeles Kings, Westgarth has...
March 21st, 2012 THE STATS LINE 34-26-14 record
2.43 goals-for per game
2.61 goals-against per game
17.2% power-play success rate
83.6% penalty-kill success rate
45.8% in the face-off circle 2 points out of 8th spot in the Western Conference
8 games left in the regular season
23.6% chance of making the playoffs (as per...
March 14th, 2012 Throughout the tenure of former general manager Darryl Sutter, the Calgary Flames have been criticized for not having a particularly deep prospect pool. That reputation wasn't entirely un-earned, but blaming it on Sutter might have been. Dating back to 1990, only a handful of Flames first round picks have gone onto impactful NHL...
March 7th, 2012 THE STATS LINE 30-25-12 record
2.40 goals-for per game
2.66 goals-against per game
17.1% power-play success rate
82.6% penalty-kill success rate
45.4% in the face-off circle 2 points out of 8th spot in the Western Conference
15 games left in the regular season
22.4% chance of making the playoffs (as per...
September 27th, 201086 Jordan Weal LAK F Drafted: 2010-70th Only Hall and Seguin have compiled more points last season in the CHL amongst draft eligible players. To accomplish this in the toughest of the three CHL leagues, the Dub (WHL) that is, is all the more impressive. In fact, Jordan Weal became the first 17-year-old player in over a...
December 24th, 2009 Fortunate enough to land lower bowl seats in the Saddledome for December 23rd’s tilt between the Finland and Team Canada in a pre-WJC tournament game, I thought I’d reflect back on the game with observations from my point of view – some obvious and some maybe not so obvious. This will also highlight specific players to watch...