Support for David Rittich should be the Flames' top priority

The Calgary Flames are in the middle of a hopeful turnaround to their season. Much to everyone's pleasure, Geoff Ward has began his tenure as the interim head coach with a winning streak. The Flames have played largely mediocre hockey through the first third of the season, and their record shows it. With a 14-12-4 … Continue reading Support for David Rittich should be the Flames' top priority

About Last Night 30: Lucic gets his first as a Flame in win over Sabres

The Flames fell behind early in this one. Sam Reinhart put the Sabres up on a nice tip off a Rasmus Ristolainen shot from the point. The Flames took three penalties that period to the one taken by Buffalo. On that powerplay, Johnny Gaudreau put the Flames level on a beautiful shot. In the second … Continue reading About Last Night 30: Lucic gets his first as a Flame in win over Sabres

Flames prospect Jakob Pelletier could join elite tier of 18-year-olds

While much of the discourse around Flames prospects has focused on Matthew Phillips and company down in Stockton, Jakob Pelletier has been racking up points in the QMJHL. Taken 26th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft, he was initially projected to go either late in the first round or early in the second round, and … Continue reading Flames prospect Jakob Pelletier could join elite tier of 18-year-olds

Five positives from the Calgary Flames' November

November was one of the most tumultuous times to be a Flames fan in recent memory. Between a horrendous stretch of hockey on the ice, coaching issues off the ice, concerns about City Council pulling the funding for the new arena, injuries, and so much more, it has been a trying time for many Flames … Continue reading Five positives from the Calgary Flames' November

Last Minute Success: How the Flames have fared with and against empty nets

While hockey analytics have generally focused on performance at even strength, it is often easy to forget about the other situations that lead to winning or losing hockey games. One of the most forgotten situations is the play with one goalie pulled. In late game situations, playing at 6V5 to try and tie the game, … Continue reading Last Minute Success: How the Flames have fared with and against empty nets

Everything you need to know about new Calgary Flames head coach Geoff Ward

The Calgary Flames officially have a new head coach. Geoff Ward, who was previously an associate coach, has assumed duties as bench boss following one of the most tumultuous times in franchise history. Though he still has the interim tag attached to his title, Geoff Ward is 2-0-0 as a NHL head coach. Not too … Continue reading Everything you need to know about new Calgary Flames head coach Geoff Ward

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 9. December 10, 2018.

TWC Power Rankings: Week 9

Welcome back to the TWC 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 TWC Score that … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 9