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TWC Power Rankings 2021: Week 1

Welcome back to the new and improved 2021 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 … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings 2021: Week 1

Making sense of a Pierre-Luc Dubois trade for the Calgary Flames

Although the new divisional alignment and ongoing pandemic may halt trade activity this season, there is no slowing down the rumors. Just a few games into the current campaign, a number of high value players have rumored to be on the block. The likes of Keith Yandle, Jack Roslovic, and of course Patrik Laine have … Continue reading Making sense of a Pierre-Luc Dubois trade for the Calgary Flames

The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Calgary Flames have been busy this offseason re-tooling and re-vamping their roster in hopes of a Stanley Cup push in the 2020-21 season. On paper, the team looks to be deeply improved compared to how they finished at the end of last season. Time will tell just exactly how much the team has improved, … Continue reading The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The Calgary Flames made a number of moves over the past week since the completion of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. They lost a number of lineup regulars from last season, while also adding a number one goaltender in Jacob Markstrom and a solid defensive defenseman in Chris Tanev. There were handful of other decisions … Continue reading Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The Calgary Flames should trade for Kyle Palmieri

For years, the Calgary Flames have had a hole on the right side of their forward group. The acquisition of Elias Lindholm tempered that gap for a few seasons, putting up a career high in production his first year in Calgary. The trio of him with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan was unstoppable in 2018-19, … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should trade for Kyle Palmieri

Breaking down trade options available to the Calgary Flames

In case you have been living under a rock, the Flames have been busy at the start of the offseason. A very successful entry draft was immediately followed by the signings and departures of various unrestricted free agents. As the team sits right now, the team's salary cap is near full but the roster needs … Continue reading Breaking down trade options available to the Calgary Flames

Evaluating the remaining UFA options for the Calgary Flames

Day One of free agency was a busy one for the Calgary Flames. The team acquired goaltender Jacob Markstrom, defensemen Chris Tanev and Alexander Petrovic, as well as re-signing a trio of Stockton Heat depth players. Day Two was not nearly exciting, but the team did put pen to paper on goaltender Louis Domingue, provide … Continue reading Evaluating the remaining UFA options for the Calgary Flames

Appreciating everything TJ Brodie did with the Calgary Flames

After 634 games in a Flames uniform, TJ Brodie's time with the Calgary Flames has officially come to an end. Although the team would have loved to keep him around for another few seasons, Brodie opted to sign a four year, $20M contract with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Although there was easily enough space … Continue reading Appreciating everything TJ Brodie did with the Calgary Flames

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Flames’ first day of Free Agency

The offseason has been an absolute whirlwind thus far. After the 2020 NHL Entry Draft was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, teams were right back in action at the start of Free Agent Frenzy on Friday. Without a courting period as we have seen in previous seasons, teams were left to wait to the 12PM … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Flames’ first day of Free Agency

Assessing the Calgary Flames’ 2020 NHL Draft results

After what seemed like an eternity, the remaining rounds of the 2020 NHL Entry draft came to a close on Wednesday evening. The Calgary Flames, who had a total of eight selections through seven rounds, now have a number of fresh prospects joining the pipeline. There were some slam dunks, some well regarded picks, and … Continue reading Assessing the Calgary Flames’ 2020 NHL Draft results