EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 01: Goaltender Cam Talbot #39 of the Calgary Flames and Patrik Laine #29 of the Winnipeg Jets eye the puck in the first period of Game One of the Western Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 01, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Sunday Census: A solid win, a perfect penalty kill, and what the Scheifele injury means for the Jets

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! The … Continue reading Sunday Census: A solid win, a perfect penalty kill, and what the Scheifele injury means for the Jets

About Last Night – Qualifier Game 1: Flames dominate Jets to take series lead

Welcome back, hockey fans. Last night's game between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets marked Calgary's first real game in over four months, as the world has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic among other crises. All of that has contributed to a comforting sight seeing the Flames back on the ice, doubly so during … Continue reading About Last Night – Qualifier Game 1: Flames dominate Jets to take series lead

Flames versus Jets Series Breakdown: Team stats from all situations

Today's the day. The Flames face off against the Jets for their first game in the winner-gets-to-play-actual-playoff-hockey series. We've covered what might be expected in depth, from analysing how the Jets performed at even strength, to comparing the Flames expected goal differentials to the Jets, and covered general musings about what to watch for as … Continue reading Flames versus Jets Series Breakdown: Team stats from all situations

Flames versus Jets Series Breakdown: Expected goal differentials

The Flames and the Jets were two very different teams in 2019-20. Just one year ago, the Flames were the best regular season team in the Western Conference, and they struggled to find the same winning ways this year. The Jets have not looked as dominant as they should given their offensive firepower, but rode … Continue reading Flames versus Jets Series Breakdown: Expected goal differentials

The Flames should match up well vs. the Jets at even strength

With their lone exhibition game in the books, the Flames now face a five-game series against the Winnipeg Jets. It has all the makings for a compelling, tight series, and what makes this qualifying round matchup even more interesting than the rest is that the two teams did not face each other even once for … Continue reading The Flames should match up well vs. the Jets at even strength

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - JULY 28: Gaetan Haas #91 of the Edmonton Oilers battles with Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames during the first period of the exhibition game prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on July 28, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

About Last Night Exhibition Game 1: Calgary Flames push hard but cannot beat McDavid, Oilers

Hockey is finally back! The Flames took a few minutes to get settled into this one, and in that time, they fell behind early on a goal from Kailer Yamamoto. They then took an early penalty against the league's best power play team, and Connor McDavid made them pay, putting them down 2-0. In the … Continue reading About Last Night Exhibition Game 1: Calgary Flames push hard but cannot beat McDavid, Oilers

TWC Roundtable: Calgary Flames playoff questions, takes, and predictions

The Calgary Flames just needed a short road trip to get them to Edmonton in preparation for the 2020 Playoffs. The return of Calgary Flames hockey draws even closer now, with the Flames' Phase 4 roster announced and their first exhibition game being mere hours away. The Flames suit up against the Edmonton Oilers for … Continue reading TWC Roundtable: Calgary Flames playoff questions, takes, and predictions

Sunday Census: Playoffs! The goalie debate and x-factors for the Flames

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! The … Continue reading Sunday Census: Playoffs! The goalie debate and x-factors for the Flames

The Juuso Valimaki decision is more complicated than it seems

The NHL officially unveiled the name of its 32nd franchise yesterday. The newest team will be the Seattle Kraken, and just like the 31st team, they will be joining the Flames in the Pacific Division in less than two years time. The Vegas Golden Knights, the first expansion team in the NHL since 2001 when … Continue reading The Juuso Valimaki decision is more complicated than it seems

Cam Talbot should be the Flames’ starter against the Jets

As we get ready for the Flames to hit the ice once again, there are a number of key questions in mind, none moreso than goaltending. The Flames actually have a more difficult decision in net for the playoffs than may meet the eye. Between a very tight schedule of games in Edmonton, which includes … Continue reading Cam Talbot should be the Flames’ starter against the Jets