Scoring by Young Players: Or, Why the Calgary Flames Are In Deep Trouble

The future of any hockey team depends on developing or acquiring young talent. That said, a good indication of what the future might hold can be seen in this list, which shows the number of goals, broken down by team for the NHL Western Conference, which were scored by players who will be 28 or younger next season.

Note where the Flames sit. Needless to say, the future is grim.

(From Calgary Puck)

STL: 161 goals
NSH: 159 goals
COL: 157 goals
CHI: 151 goals
EDM: 150 goals
CBJ: 134 goals
LAK: 133 goals
ANA: 128 goals
SJS: 122 goals
VAN: 108 goals
MIN: 105 goals
DET: 99 goals
DAL: 78 goals
PHX: 75 goals
CGY: 30 goals

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2 responses to “Scoring by Young Players: Or, Why the Calgary Flames Are In Deep Trouble

  1. Terry Stauffer

    Go Oilers!

    • Jeff Jones

      The numbers certainly look better for Edmonton, but this is scoring only; it says nothing about defense or goaltending, which are weak points for the Oilers right now, in my opinion. Calgary certainly has their work cut out for them in the next few years to uphold their end of the rivalry…