By his standards, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau struggled for much of 2019-20 regular season as well as the playoffs. Among the very tough decisions the club will have to make this season will be whether or not to continue building around the talented forward who was once considered to be the bedrock of the … Continue reading Flames Film Room: Why Johnny Gaudreau should stop shooting from bad angles
One of the biggest Calgary Flames adjustments to their lineup was adding defensemen Erik Gustafsson at the trade deadline. Gustafsson is a smooth skating defensemen with great puck moving skills, and he has been a stalwart in the line up ever since. His numbers at even strength are solid but unspectacular: in 7 regular season … Continue reading How Erik Gustafsson is helping the Calgary power play
Opportunistic special teams play was almost enough, but the Flames couldn't hang on long enough to secure the victory. Joe Pavelski opened the scoring late in the first, but was answered quickly by Johnny Gaudreau on the power play. The two teams then traded goals. Pavelski scored on a bullet shot on a two on … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.
We are finally at the 6th and final team of our Olympic projection series. Having covered the top five favourites so far, today we turn our attention to the last member of the big six hockey nations: The Czech Republic. In case you missed the first five teams, find them here: Team Canada, Team USA, … Continue reading What will the next Team Czech Republic look like?
Back at it again! This is the fifth instalment of the Olympic projection series, and today we will look at Russia. There has also been some timely news, with it being reported that the NHL will return to the Olympics in 2022 and 2026. https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1278308950522376197 This is great news for the game of hockey, and … Continue reading What will the next Team Russia look like?
Back at it again! This is the fourth instalment of the Olympic projection series, and today we will look at Finland. In case you missed the first three teams find them here: Team Canada, Team USA, and Team Sweden. The Finnish side has some talented players for sure, but certainly doesn't have the depth of … Continue reading What will the next Team Finland look like?
It feels great to be back writing about hockey again. The NHL has announced that training caps for the conclusion of the 2019-20 season will start on July 10th, so I wanted to finish the series of Olympic rosters this week, as NHL content is sure to be flowing in no time. It has been … Continue reading What will the next Team Sweden look like?
As the next part of our series looking at predicting rosters for the 2022 Olympics. Yesterday we looked at Team Canada today we look at Team USA. After losing in the finals in 2010, and getting close again in 2014, this may be the year for the Americans to break through. We have seen an … Continue reading What will the next Team USA look like?
While there has been lots of recent discussion about possible NHL playoff formats to finish the 2022 season, we have been thinking about another longterm tournament: The 2022 Olympics. While future Collective Bargaining Agreements will decide whether NHL players will be in the Olympics or not, it is still a fun exercise to go through … Continue reading What will the next Team Canada look like?
TWC wishes everyone good health and hopes everyone is staying safe. It is looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will return to action this season. With that in mind, we wanted to hand out NHL awards to Flames players. We took all of the league awards and awarded them to the most deserving Flame. Some … Continue reading Handing out NHL Awards to Flames players