What will the next Team Russia look like?

Back at it again! This is the fifth instalment of the Olympic projection series, and today we will look at Russia. There has also been some timely news, with it being reported that the NHL will return to the Olympics in 2022 and 2026. https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1278308950522376197 This is great news for the game of hockey, and … Continue reading What will the next Team Russia look like?

2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers Win Probabilities as provided by SportsBettingDime.com. Canadian teams are highlighted.

Canada could be well represented in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

As the future of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs faces continued uncertainty with the announcement that more NHL players have tested positive for COVID-19, we stress that the health and safety of the players, team personnel, arena staff, and all others involved in the Return to Play Plan should take first priority and the NHL … Continue reading Canada could be well represented in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Calling Flames fans from around the world – we want to hear from you!

The Win Column is lucky to have writers from all over the country, and continent on our team. We have had writers from Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, London, Ithaca, and Ottawa post article on our site, and we're proud to have a stellar group of talented people from all over. Writing about and cheering for the … Continue reading Calling Flames fans from around the world – we want to hear from you!

What will the next Team Canada look like?

While there has been lots of recent discussion about possible NHL playoff formats to finish the 2022 season, we have been thinking about another longterm tournament: The 2022 Olympics. While future Collective Bargaining Agreements will decide whether NHL players will be in the Olympics or not, it is still a fun exercise to go through … Continue reading What will the next Team Canada look like?

Breaking down the data visualisation creation process — A live-coding session with R. Presented by Bill Tran. Twitter: @mrbilltran. Website. thewincolumn.ca. Conference: ISOLHAC 2020

#ISOLHAC: Breaking down the data visualisation process — A live-coding session with R

On Saturday May 9, 2020, I had the pleasure of running a data visualisation workshop as a part of #ISOLHAC (isol-hac.com), an online hockey analytics conference hosted by Alyssa Longmuir (@alyssastweeting). A part of the conference included a Visualisation Power Hour, where myself and Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) each shared our data visualisation process using R … Continue reading #ISOLHAC: Breaking down the data visualisation process — A live-coding session with R

Calgary Flames 2020 draft preview: potential later round targets

All signs point to the NHL moving forward with an early-June 2020 NHL draft. While we don't know exactly what this will look like, how the final draft order will be determined, or what will happen with the many unresolved conditional picks, it looks like the Flames will be picking somewhere around the middle of … Continue reading Calgary Flames 2020 draft preview: potential later round targets