Rates the Flames
Last weekend an annual
Talent Pool analysis appeared in the Sun, a popular national
newspaper. The gist of the analysis was to provide a rating from
five different experts on the top 20 hockey players on each of the
30 NHL franchises.
By combining a rating for
each of these players, an overall rating for the talent level of
each club was provided.
The results of the pole
set a wave through Western Canada and Calgary in particular. Many
fans felt many of the experts were Eastern based and didn't have
enough opportunity to see all the players they were applying
Now it's your turn.
Twenty Flames fans from
the Calgarypuck.com message board community jumped forward and
rated all the Flames players, and off ice staff on the same scale.
The results were very
In some cases Flames fans
agreed whole heartedly with the expert opinion on a player, but in
others the disparity between the two polls was night and day.
||Simply the Best
||Barely Holding On
The original analysis yielded a maximum score of 25, which
would only be obtained if all five judges gave the same player a
5.0. The highest rating this year was given to three players with
a score of 22, Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and Curtis Joseph.
The Calgarypuck analysis followed the same guidelines, but had
a greater participation. Twenty different fans submitted their
ratings so the Calgarypuck maximum is 100.
Below is a position by position break down of the results.
The Sun ratings were then multiplied by five in order to
provide a common analysis between the two ratings.
On to the Calgarypuck Ratings!
Click on the position below ...