Today's NHL favours those players that adapt to a faster skating, higher tempo style. Power forwards are harder to come by, and sheer brute strength has been replaced by smaller stature players that can maneuver around the ice much faster. Players such as Johnny Gaudreau and Mitch Marner have found ways to carve out incredible … Continue reading Where does Austin Czarnik fit with the Flames?
Welcome back to 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 Score that … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 1
Statistical Breakdown Team Stats 5v5 Player Stats Calgary Flames Andrew Mangiapane led the Flames in CF% with a strong 68.8% debut to the season and a game highIn his first regular season game, Milan Lucic did not have a strong possession game, posting a 30.0% CF% at 5v5The third pairing of Rasmus Andersson and Oliver … Continue reading About Last Night #1: Flames can’t buck opening night curse, fall to Avalanche
How often do PTOs lead to NHL contracts? This was a question posed last year when we at The Win Column first looked into the success rates of PTOs in the NHL over the past three seasons. An interesting strategy used by teams, PTOs are often overlooked when it comes to training camp decisions, but … Continue reading Revisiting PTO Success Rates in the NHL
In case you missed it, today is the day that teams officially report to training camp. The majority of the day consisting of fitness testing with on-ice sessions beginning on Friday, but it is still the first official event that signifies it's time to truly start gearing up for the NHL season. The Calgary Flames, … Continue reading Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about
The day has finally arrived in Calgary! The 2019-20 season "unofficially" begins today as players report to training camp for fitness testing. After an off-season that was much longer than Flames fans had hoped, things are finally heating up on the ice - no pun intended. There is still some time before players hit the … Continue reading Assessing the Calgary Flames’ Training Camp Roster
The dog days of the summer are coming to a close, and the 2019-20 season couldn't come any sooner. With just over a month remaining before training camps get underway, the Calgary Flames' roster looks to be somewhat set. Barring the results of the Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane contracts, the Flames should just have … Continue reading Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20