Revisiting PTO Success Rates in the NHL

How often do PTOs lead to NHL contracts? This was a question posed last year when we at The Win Column first looked into the success rates of PTOs in the NHL over the past three seasons. An interesting strategy used by teams, PTOs are often overlooked when it comes to training camp decisions, but … Continue reading Revisiting PTO Success Rates in the NHL

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(Pre-season) About Last Night #1: Split Squads, Mixed Results

As the leaves turn to yellow, Flames fans finally got their first look at their team this season. Most of the veterans stayed home in Calgary to face the mostly rookie Vancouver squad, while the generally younger Flames went to Victoria to face the more established Canucks. In Calgary, the veterans got out to a … Continue reading (Pre-season) About Last Night #1: Split Squads, Mixed Results

Steady training camp lines could hint at Flames’ opening night lineup

For two days now, the Flames' have stuck with the same lines in training camp. Matthew Tkachuk is still without a contract, but should his holdout extend into the season, there's a decent chance the lines we've been seeing these past couple days are the same ones the Flames roll against the Colorado Avalanche on … Continue reading Steady training camp lines could hint at Flames’ opening night lineup

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 11: Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche in Game One of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Calgary Flames re-sign Andrew Mangiapane to one-year, two-way contract

The Calgary Flames have re-signed Andrew Mangiapane to a one-year, two-way contract worth $715K. As training camp continues, the correct pieces are falling into place for the Flames. https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/1173348535976153088 Breaking down Mangiapane's offensive contributions Using the TWC Player Offensive Evaluation tool, let's take a look at what this could potentially mean for the Flames' offensive … Continue reading Calgary Flames re-sign Andrew Mangiapane to one-year, two-way contract

Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

In case you missed it, today is the day that teams officially report to training camp. The majority of the day consisting of fitness testing with on-ice sessions beginning on Friday, but it is still the first official event that signifies it's time to truly start gearing up for the NHL season. The Calgary Flames, … Continue reading Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

Assessing the Calgary Flames’ Training Camp Roster

The day has finally arrived in Calgary! The 2019-20 season "unofficially" begins today as players report to training camp for fitness testing. After an off-season that was much longer than Flames fans had hoped, things are finally heating up on the ice - no pun intended. There is still some time before players hit the … Continue reading Assessing the Calgary Flames’ Training Camp Roster

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 29: Michael Stone #26 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on March 29, 2017 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Calgary Flames sign Michael Stone to one-year, $700k deal

The Calgary Flames signed recently bought-out defenceman Michael Stone to a one year deal worth $700K. It comes as a surprise seeing as it's been just a little over a month since the organisation seemingly decided to part ways with the blue-liner. https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/1171884066116759552 Breaking down STONE'S offensive contributions Using the TWC Player Offensive Evaluation tool, … Continue reading Calgary Flames sign Michael Stone to one-year, $700k deal