About Last Night #6: Flames light up Bruins to reach 4-2-0 record

The Calgary Flames celebrate a first period goal against the Boston Bruins. Michael Frolik fist bumps Sam Bennett as he skates by the bench.

It was marijuana legalization day in Canada, and apparently the Boston Bruins thought it would be a great idea to hop across the border to get lit up by the Calgary Flames. All joking aside, the Bruins entered last night's contest as one of the league's best teams. The Flames, coming off of a marvelous…

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TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 1. October 14, 2018.

Welcome back to the new and improved TWC Power Rankings! This season we will be continuing our weekly power ranking series, but with a completely new take. We think will be able to provide a much more analytical look at the state of the NHL on week to week basis using our own developed model…

About Last Night #4: Flames fall flat in St. Louis

Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames defends against Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues

In game two of an important tone setting road trip, the Calgary Flames were looking to win three straight games after starting the season with a loss. Coming off the strong shutout victory over the Predators, the Flames were facing a St. Louis Blues squad that were still looking for their first win to wrap…

About Last Night #3: Flames use complete effort to stymie the Preds

Calgary Flames score a powerplay goal against Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators

After splitting the first two games of the season against the Vancouver Canucks, the Calgary Flames were in a slight stage of limbo. Falling flat in the first outing and coming from behind the following game, it was unclear as to what kind of team the 2018-19 Flames were going to be. The Flames headed…

GMBT: General Manager of Bad Timing

When thinking of the NHL’s general manager pool, there are varying levels of quality associated with them. There are the upper echelon, the can-do-no-wrong, well respected GMs that are hard to find, then there are the candidates who seem to be maligned for every decision. Then somewhere between those two types, is a middle ground…

About This Morning: O.R.G. NHL China Game #1

The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins kicked off the 2018-19 preseason across the Pacific Ocean, playing in the second iteration of the O.R.G. NHL China Games. Playing out of the architecturally-astounding Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre, the new-look Flames got their first real test as a team. The Flames opted to bring essentially their entire regular…

PTO be or not PTO be: A breakdown of PTOs over the past three years

There are only a handful of days remaining before training camps start, but there are many players still searching for a job this season. Unable to secure a guaranteed contract, there are few options these players can utilize to acquire NHL work. There is always a chance a team can offer a contract at the…

RFA Roulette: Where will their contracts land?

It’s finally time to get excited: the 2018-19 season is just around the corner. With rookie showcases and training camps about to get underway, it’s time to put away the golf clubs and pick up the composites. It’s been quite a long summer (unless you live in Calgary, where catching rays outdoors was largely replaced…

The optimistic viewpoint of the Hamilton trade

Minutes felt like hours over the course of the NHL Draft weekend for Calgary Flames fans, who had to wait until the 105th pick to finally feel relevant compared to other teams. Of course Brad Treliving had quite the trick up his sleeve that sent a shockwave through the hockey word, and broke the hearts…

Cloud Nine or Rock Bottom? The Flames in Two Weeks

The Stanley Cup playoffs have been simply long and dreadful for Calgary Flames fans. The cup has been in the possession of the Washington Capitals now for two weeks, and it has been over two months since the Flames last played a meaningful game. There won’t be any regular season games until October 3, which…