Road to the Smythe: Evaluating the Blues’ best candidates

NHL award winners are almost never easy to predict. So many players make great cases for each award every year, and it's often difficult to pick a winner from so many deserving candidates. When it comes to the Conn Smythe, it's usually very easy, or very hard to pick a winner. With the St. Louis…

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Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Who should be Canada’s team in the 2019 NHL Playoffs?

We're midway through the second round of the playoffs, and there are no Canadian teams still in contention for the Stanley Cup. Officially, the Stanley Cup drought for Canadian teams is at 26 years, with no team hoisting the trophy since 1993 when the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings. Now that the Calgary…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

What went wrong for the Flames and where do we go from here?

Weirdly, it wasn't the most shocking or heartbreaking playoff exit of the season. The Calgary Flames, winners of the Pacific Division, winners of the Western Conference, and second overall in the NHL only to the powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning, saw their season come to an end on home ice last night. After winning the first…

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the TWC Postseason Player Rankings: Road to the Smythe! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank players on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect individual statistics including goals and assists, as well as possession metrics like CF%, SCF%, HDCF%, and a correction…

Everything you need to know about the Colorado Avalanche

It took until the last day of the season for it to be official, but the Calgary Flames will open the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs with a first round matchup against the Colorado Avalanche. As Game 1 approaches on Thursday night at the Saddledome, here is everything you need to know about the Avalanche this…

About Last Night #80: Flames destroy Kings, earn 50th win

The Calgary Flames, fresh off a big win against the San Jose Sharks that secured them top seed in the West, took on the LA Kings last night. The Flames rested several key players in this contest, including Mark Giordano, Mikael Backlund, and Matthew Tkachuk. Long story short, the Flames made quick work of the…