In the fall of 2012, two Calgary Flames fans departed from Calgary for the chilly Edmonton to attend university. Bill Tran and Karim Kurji met in the first week of classes and became instant compadres. Often spotted on campus wearing their Flames gear proudly, they were tagged as public enemies #1 and #2. After five years, they both graduated as mechanical engineers and did what every mechanical engineer does upon graduating: started a hockey blog.
The Win Column strives to shine a light on the NHL as a whole, with a special emphasis on the Calgary Flames. Using their unique and definitely unbiased perspectives on the hockey world, the goal of TWC is to provide interesting and relevant content to Flames fans and, most importantly, for Bill and Karim to have some fun covering the team that has become part of their identity.
At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, TWC welcomed John MacKinnon to the blog. Hailing from Calgary but living in Ontario to complete his degree in environmental science. Existing in the hockey hotbed that is Toronto as a diehard Flames fan has only strengthened his love and admiration for the team. He brings unique insight to the team and looks to incorporate his education into his work at the site. A seamless addition to the team, John and his personalized retro jersey are excited to join the team.
With blessings from Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, the entire TWC family hopes to remain part of the Flames community for years to come.