From Kipper to Ritter: How have the Flames managed their starting goalies?

CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 17: David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game on November 17, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames found a gem of a goaltender in David Rittich. Despite only playing 52 career games, he's had a rapid ascent into the hearts of many fans, earning the nickname "Big Save Dave" as he backstopped the Flames to victory time and time again this season. With Rittich's campaign going so well, comparisons…

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Behind the Bruise: Evaluating the Force of a Blocked Shot

Introduction One of the most fundamental aspects of engineering mechanics is the study of moving objects. Referred to as dynamics, this area of study aims to determine and predict the behaviour of various bodies as they move, accelerate, collide, and deform. This applies directly to hockey in many ways including the physics behind shots, passes,…