Matthew Tkachuk celebrates goal

Calgary Flames’ opening night roster in flux as season draws closer

It's been an offseason to remember for the Calgary Flames so far, and even in August, there are almost certainly more moves to come. General Manager Brad Treliving has overhauled almost every position this offseason, not in the same way he has in previous ones, but the Flames' opening night roster will look quite a … Continue reading Calgary Flames’ opening night roster in flux as season draws closer

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Do higher paid goalies perform better?

This summer has been a big year for UFA goalie signings. Sergei Bobrovsky signed for a record $10 million AAV with the Florida Panthers, and Andrei Vasilevskiy re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $9.5 million AAV. On the home front, the Calgary Flames have managed to lock up both their netminders for a combined … Continue reading Do higher paid goalies perform better?

Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

The dog days of the summer are coming to a close, and the 2019-20 season couldn't come any sooner. With just over a month remaining before training camps get underway, the Calgary Flames' roster looks to be somewhat set. Barring the results of the Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane contracts, the Flames should just have … Continue reading Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

Calgary Flames 2018-19 Shot and Goal Distances beeswarm plot. Data visualisation showing the distribution of shot distances between a shot attempt by a forward and the net.

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

The Calgary Flames scored a lot the past year. En route to clinching the 2019 Western Conference regular season, they scored 289 goals, which was good for a tie for second in the league with the San Jose Sharks. Only the Tampa Bay Lightning scored more with 325 goals. To score as many goals as … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

Breaking down Milan Lucic’s three years with the Oilers

In a somewhat shocking move, the Calgary Flames traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers on July 19, 2019 for jumbo-sized winger Milan Lucic. Considered to hold one of the worst and most immovable contracts in the NHL, Lucic waived his no-move clause to come to Calgary, and as of right now, will be a … Continue reading Breaking down Milan Lucic’s three years with the Oilers

Calgary Flames Over/Under 2018-19 Recap

Before the 2018-19 season started, we polled Flames fans about how various Flames players would perform. There were 24 questions, each about a different individual or team statistic. Now that the season has concluded, we thought we'd revisit the poll and see how things went. Calgary Flames Over Under Results From 59 responses, here's how … Continue reading Calgary Flames Over/Under 2018-19 Recap

Jeremy McKenna is a great gamble signing for the Flames

When the Flames announced their roster for development camp a couple weeks ago, one of the most interesting invitees was Jeremy McKenna. The Flames were familiar with McKenna, being the captain of the Moncton Wildcats and linemate of first-round pick Jakob Pelletier. He was one of the most dominant players in the QMJHL last season … Continue reading Jeremy McKenna is a great gamble signing for the Flames