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Posted - 03/02/2013 :  18:49:21  Reply with Quote
Calgary has the fewest penalty minutes of any team in the NHL. The Flames? Really?

To date, Calgary has 185 penalty minutes compared to the Flyers and Leafs who have 395 and 360 minutes respectively.

Surprisingly, the NY Rangers rank second in least number of penalty minutes. Their disciplined play does not seem to translate into more wins though. (Compared to last season, where they finished in the "top" five fore penalty minutes, and their place in the standings was better than this year, so far at least.)

Getting back to the Flames, they are docile in the fighting department too. With only five fighting majors, only the Oilers (with four) have less fights. Maybe recently called up enforcer Brian McGratton will change that?

I don't believe fights correlate to wins (or changing a game's momentum necessarily), but as an FYI, Toronto leads the NHL in fighting majors (24), with the Flyers and Blue Jackets close behind (21).

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Posted - 03/03/2013 :  04:11:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wanna bet "recently recalled McGratton" fights "recently plucked off waivers "Sestito" tomorrow? (later today?)
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Posted - 03/03/2013 :  22:49:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good call Alex. Sestito fought McGratton in the second period
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  08:06:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Sharksfan

Good call Alex. Sestito fought McGratton in the second period

Well, it wasn't exactly a bold prediction considering both were new to their teams this past week! Often seems to be the case, they wanna show their fans what they bring! Sestito fought Saturday with Jordan Nolan at home here in Van as well. I give the slight edge in the McGratton fight to McGratton but i give Sestito credit for a good couple of fights this weekend. Will be interested to see if he can stick in the lineup for Vancouver or if he'll just be spotted in here and there?
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