Buyout Beware: Who could the Flames buyout?

As the official offseason gets underway, the first major marker of the summer started this morning. The first buyout window is now officially open, allowing teams to utilize the strategy in preparation for the NHL Entry Draft and free agency. Buying out a contract is a method utilized by teams to either free up additional…

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Road to the Smythe: Evaluating the Blues’ best candidates

NHL award winners are almost never easy to predict. So many players make great cases for each award every year, and it's often difficult to pick a winner from so many deserving candidates. When it comes to the Conn Smythe, it's usually very easy, or very hard to pick a winner. With the St. Louis…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Visualising the 2018-19 Flames Three Star Selections

Calgary Flames 2018-19 three star selections data visualisation poster.

The Flames have been out of action for nearly a month now. It's not an easy pill to swallow seeing how wide open the playoffs have been and how the Flames aren't competing anymore, but there's still plenty of reason to feel good about the Flames. Let's not forget how good of a campaign they…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

The Colorado Avalanche defied odds to make their mark in history

DENVER, CO - MAY 06: J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on May 6, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already gone into the history books as one of the most bizarre playoffs brackets in the history of the league. With all four number one seeds being eliminated after the first round, it's the indisputably the year of the underdog. The Colorado Avalanche, among the underdogs, were one of…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

TWC Playoff Power Rankings: Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the TWC Playoff Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique…

Who should be Canada’s team in the 2019 NHL Playoffs?

We're midway through the second round of the playoffs, and there are no Canadian teams still in contention for the Stanley Cup. Officially, the Stanley Cup drought for Canadian teams is at 26 years, with no team hoisting the trophy since 1993 when the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings. Now that the Calgary…