Arena Attendance Series Part 2: The Central Division

When it comes to the arena attendance and the Central Division, some of the most consistent fans fill up these venues. Undeniably, the Central has had perennial Stanley Cup contenders that have dominated the league. From the Chicago Blackhawks’ three championships, to the emergence of the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, not to mention the…

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Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division

As the 2018-19 NHL regular season draws closer and closer, the excitement amongst fans is reaching an offseason high. Which team in the league has the most fans willing to make their way to their local arena and watch NHL hockey in person night in and night out? To get a better idea, I decided…

The history of NHL final scores

Throughout the history of the NHL, 55,465 regular season games and 4,334 playoff games have been played. The league will see its 60,000 game in early November this coming season. How exactly can the entire history of the league be shown in just a few charts? Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) recently posted some baseball charts detailing…

The curious case of the Detroit Red Wings’ roster

Yesterday, Karim (@karimkurji) broke down NHL team rosters based on how each team obtained their players. One team in particular raised some eyebrows: As of today, the Detroit Red Wings currently ice zero players acquired via a trade.That’s not to say Ken Holland hasn't been busy — the Red Wings have made 10 trades since…

About Last Night #41: Fire and fury from Flames as Ducks fall in Calgary

The Calgary Flames started the game off with a first period to remember. After Glen Gulutzan's hammer throw trials for the 2020 Olympics, the Flames put together one of their most dominant first periods this season. The Anaheim Ducks barely mustered any measurable momentum, going long stretches without shot attempts. The Flames earned an early…

About Last Night #38: Flames’ winning streak at Honda Center ends at one

The Calgary Flames visited the Honda Center, with hopes of starting a new NHL record for consecutive wins in an opponent's building. Unfortunately, the Disneyland attempt came to a halt at one. On the second of a California back-to-back, the Flames took an uncharacteristically high number of penalties. One trip to the penalty box was…

How to Win #Flames1stGoal

One of the most universal human experiences involves logging onto Twitter and making a guess for the Calgary Flames’ #Flames1stGoal contest. Every single game day, you select a player in hopes of being right, and more importantly, scoring those coveted tickets to a home game. There are many strategies for picking the first goal scorer.…

Why the Calgary Flames’ Window is Wide Open

When Brad Treliving signed his multi-year extension this past summer, Calgary Flames fans rejoiced in a collective happy dance. The heir to the Boston Pizza kingdom has served more than his fair share of mouthwatering cap-friendly contracts, and delivered on his promise of making the Flames competitive again. He gave us Dougie Hamilton and Travis…

Visualizing Versteeg’s Shootout Prowess using 3D CAD

In Which Versteeg Was Our Biggest Shootout Blessing You can’t reminisce on the 2016-17 season without thinking about just how good Kris Versteeg was for the Calgary Flames in the shootout. A dreaded way to end any hockey game, Versteeg took matters into his own hands and put on shows that made staying until the…

Predicting Jarome Iginla’s Future

It is nearly mid-August and Jarome Iginla remains unsigned. That means there are 31 GMs with very cold shoulders, which is very uncharacteristic during the hottest season of the year. Since we’re getting tired of waiting and being uncertain about what Iginla’s situation may be come October, we decided to employ artificial intelligence to take…