New top-line winger Dillon Dube talks about why he’s ready to play a big role this year for the Flames
In the Calgary Flames’ season opener agains the Winnipeg Jets last night, the team that was sent over the boards looked significantly different from the one fans last saw in the 2020 playoffs. Of course, the offseason brought with it several important personnel changes, including a trio of former Vancouver Canucks and a new all-star … Continue reading New top-line winger Dillon Dube talks about why he’s ready to play a big role this year for the Flames →
Hockey is officially back. The NHL has kicked off its 2020-21 regular season and there will be hockey every single day for over 100 days, knock on wood. One part of The Win Column’s offseason improvements was to generate automated plots with R to visualise Flames games. One of the plots depict shot locations, which … Continue reading R Tutorial: Creating an NHL rink using the Tidyverse →
Flames Visual Recap 1: Calgary earns a point in overtime, Jets extend Flames’ opening night losing streak
The Calgary Flames opened up their 2020-21 season on the road against the Winnipeg Jets. Goals from Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau, and Elias Lindholm weren’t enough as the Jets were able to rally back and win in overtime. Check out these data visualisations to see how the Game 1 went down for the Flames. Game … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 1: Calgary earns a point in overtime, Jets extend Flames’ opening night losing streak →
With the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets kicking off their seasons tonight, its time to look at what Flames fans can expect from this matchup in 2021. Last year the teams met only once in the regular season, outdoors at Mosaic Stadium, where the Flames lost 2-1 in overtime. Then, in the qualifying round, the … Continue reading Winnipeg Jets Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames’ and Jets’ season series →
Welcome to the TWC Flames prospect update. Each week, we’ll take a dive into how the Flames’ prospects have done in their respective leagues. With the ongoing pandemic, not every league is currently playing. Here is this week’s league status report: AHL The AHL is planning to start on February 5, with 28 teams set … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: So begins the second half for some, first half for others →
For the first time in months, we had live Calgary Flames hockey on Monday night. While it was simply an exhibition game, and it was intrasquad, it sure was great to see the team back on the ice. Kudos to the Flames organization for televising the game, and for the crew on the broadcast doing … Continue reading Breaking down the Calgary Flames’ final intrasquad scrimmage →
Monday, January 11, 2021. A day the NHL won’t soon forget. If waivers moved water, then yesterday was a tsunami. Over a hundred players were waived as NHL teams sought to put in their final 23-man rosters to begin the 2020-21 campaign. To see this many players on the waiver wire is completely unheard of. … Continue reading Building the best NHL team with all the players waived on Monday →
The NHL is set to return to competitive action this week. Teams are either winding down their training camps, or in some unfortunate cases are back in quarantine. Undoubtedly, there are many challenges associated with starting a regular season while the pandemic is yet to be under control. As spectators, we can only hope those … Continue reading NHL North Division 2021 travel breakdown →
Believe it or not, the Flames’ training camp is almost over. They’ve played one of their two intra-squad games, and are just five days from the start of the season. With such a short camp, the team has had to make decisions much more quickly around their opening night roster, unable to spend time really … Continue reading Recapping the Calgary Flames’ 2021 training camp so far →
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