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Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NCAA heats up, COVID pauses the Q

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 Currently not playing. The most recent return date announced is February 5th, but … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NCAA heats up, COVID pauses the Q

Data visualisation: Calgary Flames 2019-20 shot attempt and goal distances in feet. Shot distributions of defencemen with a minimum of 30 games played are shown using beeswarm plots.

Visualising Calgary Flames shot attempts and goal distances from 2019-20

In terms of their on-ice product, the Calgary Flames took a few steps back in the 2019-20 season after an all-around stellar performance in 2018-19. Despite both the on-ice and off-ice issues that they faced, they still competed in the 2020 postseason. After a first round exit to the Dallas Stars, the Flames sought to … Continue reading Visualising Calgary Flames shot attempts and goal distances from 2019-20

The Calgary Flames returned to practice after the NHL paused for the COVID-19 pandemic

Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

The all-Canadian division talk has been in hockey news circles for many weeks. The big reason for this being travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for anybody who crosses the border, and it looks increasingly like an all-Canadian division will exist in the 2020-21 NHL season. A wrinkle that hasn’t been talked about nearly enough is … Continue reading Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

Calgary Flames prospect Johannes Kinnvall is turning heads in Sweden

The Calgary Flames have undergone some pretty big changes to their defensive personnel and depth chart over the past year. The organization has seen some lineup mainstays like T.J Brodie and Travis Hamonic walk out the door. Meanwhile plenty of fresh new faces have come into the fold including Chris Tanev and Conner Mackey. The … Continue reading Calgary Flames prospect Johannes Kinnvall is turning heads in Sweden

The Calgary Flames should consider shuffling their forward lines for more balanced scoring

There is an ongoing debate across the league around how best to organize lines. Does it make more sense for teams to stack their top players on the same line like David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron in Boston, or Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Mikko Rantanen in Colorado? Or, is it better to … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should consider shuffling their forward lines for more balanced scoring

Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr speak ahead of the World Cup of Hockey 2016

Understanding escrow in the NHL CBA and its impact on the 2020-21 season

One of the most hot topic issues in NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations for years has been escrow. Most recently, escrow has been a significant discussion point in shaping how the next NHL season will look, and how player salaries would be handled in the COVID world. It’s a very important topic, and escrow … Continue reading Understanding escrow in the NHL CBA and its impact on the 2020-21 season

Early Stanley Cup favourites based on divisional realignment proposals

It’s common knowledge that the NHL has full intention of bringing on the 2020-21 season. Navigating the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic for professional sports that include team-to-team contact and multi-city travel makes for a complex task. A part of the planning includes the idea of separating Canadian teams into an all-Canadian division and splitting … Continue reading Early Stanley Cup favourites based on divisional realignment proposals

Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: Team Canada Camp starts, Flames prospects heat up

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 Currently not playing. The most recent return date announced is February 5th, but … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: Team Canada Camp starts, Flames prospects heat up

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