CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 17: David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game on November 17, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Recapping Brad Treliving’s arbitration cases

The Calgary Flames weren't big players during draft weekend or July 1st in free agency, which bucks the trend from previous years. Brad Treliving, GM of the Flames since the Spring of 2014, has made a big offseason move in each of his years at the helm of the Flames. This year's relative quietness isn't … Continue reading Recapping Brad Treliving’s arbitration cases

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Talbot and Smith join short list of swapped players between Flames & Oilers

Cam Talbot has officially inked a contract with the Calgary Flames. His one year deal carries an average annual value of $2.75M, a steep pay cut from the contract he signed just three years ago with the Edmonton Oilers ($4.16M AAV). The fierce rivalry between Calgary and Edmonton has been well documented, both in sports … Continue reading Talbot and Smith join short list of swapped players between Flames & Oilers

Calgary Flames July 1st rumour recap

The Calgary Flames had one of their best seasons in franchise history, but fell embarassingly short in the postseason with a five-game loss to the Colorado Avalanche. With a lower than expected salary cap increase, and the incredibly talented RFA class this season, the Flames, like many other teams, need to both shed salary and … Continue reading Calgary Flames July 1st rumour recap

How can the Flames replace Frolik in the lineup?

The Calgary Flames and Michael Frolik haven’t been on the best of terms for the better part of half a year. Frolik’s, and his agent Alan Walsh’s concerns over ice time and player usage were on full display last season, when Walsh publicly called out Flames coach Bill Peters through his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/walsha/status/1081017053861924865?s=19 https://twitter.com/walsha/status/1079524048072257538?s=19Continue reading How can the Flames replace Frolik in the lineup?

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 … Continue reading Road to the Smythe: Evaluating the Blues’ best candidates

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