Evaluating the Flames’ potential first round opponents

The Calgary Flames officially booked their ticket to the 2019 post season last week after a short one year hiatus. It's been almost four years since the Flames last enjoyed a series victory, let alone a playoff game victory; they are hoping to fix that this time around. With the team currently in first place…

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About Last Night #76: Flames can’t solve Campbell, get shutout by Kings

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 25: Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings compete for position in front of Jack Campbell #36 of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Los Angeles Kings on March 25, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

On the heels of three straight victories and increasing their point cushion on the Western Conference to six points, the Flames were back in action against the Los Angeles Kings. The second worst team in the NHL this season didn't present an interesting match-up, but pre-game comments from Drew Doughty made things much more interesting.…

Sunday Census: Game One starter, bringing back an old Flame, and possible Stockton call ups

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1109470029987213312…

Hot Take Tuesday: There is no roster spot for James Neal

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 23

Welcome to Week 23 of 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…

Sunday Census: Flames’ most improved player, highest goal scorer, and preferred Pacific Division opponent

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 15: Matthew Tkachuk #19 (R) of the Calgary Flames celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the New York Rangers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 15, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1106562844290506754…

Hot Take Tuesday: Restructuring the Flames’ power play units

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 22

Welcome to Week 22 of 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…

Sunday Census: Concern level, player slumps, and who does James Neal replace?

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls!  …

About Last Night #68: Flames shutout by Coyotes; lose fourth straight in regulation

Despite losing a close match-up last night against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Calgary Flames were right back in action against the Arizona Coyotes. Embattled in the midst of a three game regulation losing streak, their first of the season, the Flames were in dire need of a victory. Their lead atop the Western Conference…