Breaking down the Philadelphia Flyers’ ridiculous goaltending carousel

Finishing sixth in the Metropolitan Division and 16 points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Flyers had a disappointing season to say the least. The goaltending situation in Philadelphia One of the biggest stories of the past season was the arrival of Carter Hart … Continue reading Breaking down the Philadelphia Flyers’ ridiculous goaltending carousel

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Yet another reason Mark Giordano deserves the Norris

We'll all soon find out if Mark Giordano will win the award he has rightfully earned due to his stellar regular season. Heading into the event tonight, he's the odds on favourite to win the award, and many voters have already stated that they've penned in Giordano as the Norris Trophy winner on their ballots. … Continue reading Yet another reason Mark Giordano deserves the Norris

Calgary Flames 2018-19 three star selections data visualisation poster.

Visualising the 2018-19 Flames Three Star Selections

The Flames have been out of action for nearly a month now. It's not an easy pill to swallow seeing how wide open the playoffs have been and how the Flames aren't competing anymore, but there's still plenty of reason to feel good about the Flames. Let's not forget how good of a campaign they … Continue reading Visualising the 2018-19 Flames Three Star Selections

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 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 5

DENVER, CO - MAY 06: J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on May 6, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Colorado Avalanche defied odds to make their mark in history

The 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already gone into the history books as one of the most bizarre playoffs brackets in the history of the league. With all four number one seeds being eliminated after the first round, it's the indisputably the year of the underdog. The Colorado Avalanche, among the underdogs, were one of … Continue reading The Colorado Avalanche defied odds to make their mark in history

How the Flames couldn’t counter the Avalanche’s onslaught

Now that the ashes have settled, most fans will remember the 2018-19 Calgary Flames as the top seed in the West that bowed out in the first round, rather than the 50 win Pacific Division Champions. The recency of the first round exit, losing in five games against the underdog team, will mask a lot … Continue reading How the Flames couldn’t counter the Avalanche’s onslaught

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 19: Teammates of the Calgary Flames acknowledge the crowd after Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche on April 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: The season’s over for the Flames

The Calgary Flames returned to the Saddledome trying to extend their postseason. With their backs against the wall, the Flames needed to string together three straight wins to get past the Colorado Avalanche. Things went south early for the Flames. Midway through the first, the Avalanche opened up the scoring. Gabriel Landeskog tipped a Tyson … Continue reading About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: The season’s over for the Flames