February 13th, 2003


Rate the Flames 2002-03

Mid-Season Analysis

by D'Arcy McGrath

So, what went wrong?

For the third straight season, Calgarypuck.com asked its readers to rate the Calgary Flames prior to the start of a National Hockey League season.

The ratings were split by position, ranked and analyzed to bring forward summaries for the team in terms of their strengths, weaknesses, and depth.

Calgarypuck.com Rating Grade



Depth Chart



Minor League Player



4th line, 6/7th defencemen



2nd/3rd line, 4th/5th defencemen


Solid Player

1st/2nd line, 2nd/3rd defencemen



1st line, 1st defencemen

On an individual basis, the results also provided a barometer for how Calgary fans felt about each player and how said player fits within the Flames as a team.

Clearly something happened on the way to October.

For one thing, a blockbuster trade happened. Gone from the rating list in September are Derek Morris, Dean McAmmond and Jeff Shantz. New to the listing is Chris Drury and Stephane Yelle.

Additional players in the mix include Oleg Saprykin and the newly acquired Andrew Ference.

With less than a third of the season left on the books it's time to bring out that scalpel and have your say once again.

What players have slipped down the depth chart?

Rate the Flames: Training Camp 2002

Rate the Flames: Summary
Rate the Flames: Goal
Rate the Flames: Defence
Rate the Flames: Left Wing
Rate the Flames: Right Wing
Rate the Flames: Center

Which players have moved up and seized a more important role on the team?

Use the rating guide provided to rate each player. Please keep the ratings to whole or half points and email your entries to mcgrath@calgarypuck.com.

After a time, your submissions will be tallied and a summary of results will be published.

Go get 'em!


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