While there hasn't been much news on the Flames, there has been plenty of other hockey-related stories to follow. From stats to draft prep, there is a ton to keep your puck-related cravings at bay.
- Brian Cazeneuve had an interesting article at SI about the increasing focus on puck possession in the game today. For some reason though, he neglects to mention that possession-statistics do exist and have been rigorously validated.
- Kent Wilson had a response to the SI piece over at The Score with this post on the importance of possession-stats like Corsi, while questioning whether or not the GM's interviewed were being a little coy in their responses.
- Speaking of possession and scoring chances, I found this post at Copper n Blue to on the scoring chances in Game 5 of the Sharks-Nucks series to be eye-opening. There is still not always a perfect correlation between shooting and scoring chances on a game-by-game basis.
- Finally, if you're really eager to get your pre-draft prep done, head over to Hockey Prospectus and check out Corey Pronman's top 100 draft prospects list along with all the more detailed articles explaining his ranking.