EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 20: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his power play goal against the Dallas Stars with teammates during the first period of Game Six of the Western Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 20, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Film Room: Why Johnny Gaudreau should stop shooting from bad angles

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

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 18: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames celebrates scoring against the Dallas Stars with Noah Hanifin #55 and Erik Gustafsson #56 during the first period of Game Five of the Western Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at Rogers Place on August 18, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

How Erik Gustafsson is helping the Calgary power play

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

About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.

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.

What will the next Team Czech Republic look like?

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?

What will the next Team Russia 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?

What will the next Team Finland 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?

What will the next Team Canada 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?

Handing out NHL Awards to Flames players

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