Arena Attendance Series Recap

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog.   Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part…

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Arena Attendance Series Part 4: The Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division contains teams that are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup and also teams that are the middle of rebuilding. Attendance will definitely fluctuate depending on the how good a team is at home, and the Atlantic has a few great examples of how different factors can also come into play for…

About This Morning: O.R.G. NHL China Game #2

In their second overseas contest in the ORG NHL China Games, The Calgary Flames fell to the Boston Bruins 3-1 this morning. Playing in the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, the Flames will make the long journey back to Calgary with bonds and memories that will hopefully help them start the season on a high note.…

Arena Attendance Series Part 3: The Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division, home to the last three Stanley Cup winners, has been as competitive as ever. In 2017-18, the Metropolitan took five of eight Eastern Conference playoff spots. The Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Flyers locking in the top Metropolitan seeds, while the Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils snuck right into…

Arena Attendance Series Part 2: The Central Division

When it comes to the arena attendance and the Central Division, some of the most consistent fans fill up these venues. Undeniably, the Central has had perennial Stanley Cup contenders that have dominated the league. From the Chicago Blackhawks’ three championships, to the emergence of the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, not to mention the…

Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division

As the 2018-19 NHL regular season draws closer and closer, the excitement amongst fans is reaching an offseason high. Which team in the league has the most fans willing to make their way to their local arena and watch NHL hockey in person night in and night out? To get a better idea, I decided…

About This Morning: O.R.G. NHL China Game #1

The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins kicked off the 2018-19 preseason across the Pacific Ocean, playing in the second iteration of the O.R.G. NHL China Games. Playing out of the architecturally-astounding Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre, the new-look Flames got their first real test as a team. The Flames opted to bring essentially their entire regular…

What will the Flames’ opening night roster look like?

#isitoctoberyet? Well, not quite. But it’s right around the corner. In just 22 days, the puck will drop in Toronto to start the 2018-19 NHL season. It’s been a long summer but our patience will soon be handsomely rewarded with what should be a great hockey season. This might not be the time of the…

PTO be or not PTO be: A breakdown of PTOs over the past three years

There are only a handful of days remaining before training camps start, but there are many players still searching for a job this season. Unable to secure a guaranteed contract, there are few options these players can utilize to acquire NHL work. There is always a chance a team can offer a contract at the…

The history of NHL final scores

Throughout the history of the NHL, 55,465 regular season games and 4,334 playoff games have been played. The league will see its 60,000 game in early November this coming season. How exactly can the entire history of the league be shown in just a few charts? Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) recently posted some baseball charts detailing…