Commentary

Fixing an offensive offense

29th in overall scoring? Ugh. The Flames need to add a forward

Originally Published: June 18, 2010
By Robert Vollman and E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus and ESPN The Magazine
Getty ImagesJarome Iginla needs some help at the Saddledome.

Plugging Holes -- Calgary Flames

The Hole: a powerful forward

To say that the Calgary Flames underachieved offensively last season would be quite an understatement. They ranked 24th in shots, 26th in power-play goals and 29th in overall scoring. Furthermore, the Flames lacked the grit they once had, finishing 28th in hits.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.