Hot Take Tuesday: There is no roster spot for James Neal

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

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TWC Power Rankings: Week 23

Welcome to Week 23 of 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…

About Last Night #72: Flames miss out on clinching with a loss against the Jets

WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 16: Mark Scheifele #55 and Kyle Connor #81 of the Winnipeg Jets stand between goaltender Mike Smith #41 and Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames as they keep an eye on the play during first period action at the Bell MTS Place on March 16, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames faced the Winnipeg Jets for the third and final time this (regular) season, looking to sweep the season series against their Western division-leading counterparts. Given that the Flames were tacked with travel and a second game of a back-to-back, coupled with Sean Monahan being out of the lineup due to illness, expectations…

Sunday Census: Flames’ most improved player, highest goal scorer, and preferred Pacific Division opponent

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 15: Matthew Tkachuk #19 (R) of the Calgary Flames celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the New York Rangers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 15, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1106562844290506754…

About Last Night #71: Matthew Tkachuk’s career night leads Flames back to top spot

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 15: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames looks for an opportunity in front of the net of Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the New York Rangers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 15, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames headed into their Friday night match-up with the visiting New York Rangers hoping to reclaim first place in both the Pacific Division and Western Conference. The Flames went back to David Rittich in net. The first half of the first period was fairly uneventful, however at exactly the half way point of…

About Last Night #70: Flames score nine on Devils

Disclaimer: This recap is definitely not one day late, you're definitely dreaming. This recap actually showed up during the third period, just like the Flames. The Western Conference race is down to two teams, and they're playing shot for shot, point for point, win for win. On a night that saw the San Jose Sharks…

Hot Take Tuesday: Restructuring the Flames’ power play units

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

About Last Night #69: Nice

The Calgary Flames, on a four game losing streak, looked to snap their slide last night against the Vegas Golden Knights. For just the second day since mid-November, the Flames woke up yesterday morning not in first place in the West. But, with a division matchup against Vegas, they had a chance to start this…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 22

Welcome to Week 22 of 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…

Visualising team scoring across the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the first team in the NHL to clinch a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In their journey so far, they have put together one of the most impressive seasons of recent memory. They clinched with 106 standing points, a whopping 15 points ahead of the second place Boston…