Hockey is back. The Calgary Flames start their season on the road against the Colorado Avalanche next week. This year, join us for the second annual Are You Smarter Than The Win Column? We’ve put together a comprehensive list of things we think might happen for the Flames over the course of the 2019-20 season, … Continue reading Calgary Flames Over/Under Predictions 2019-20
The Calgary Flames have re-signed RFA Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year contract extension worth $7 million AAV. Saving the best for last, the Flames' roster is finally rounded out with Tkachuk. This comes on the heels of Brayden Point's contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tkachuk's deal is $250k more per year, but with Florida's … Continue reading Calgary Flames re-sign Matthew Tkachuk to three-year deal with $7M AAV
As Flames fans eagerly await Matthew Tkachuk's contract to be signed, one question rarely asked is how good of a player Tkachuk actually is. Is he one of the league's up and coming elite players or has he been boosted by playing alongside Mikael Backlund for much of his young career? Backlund is without a … Continue reading How effective is Matthew Tkachuk away from Mikael Backlund?
How often do PTOs lead to NHL contracts? This was a question posed last year when we at The Win Column first looked into the success rates of PTOs in the NHL over the past three seasons. An interesting strategy used by teams, PTOs are often overlooked when it comes to training camp decisions, but … Continue reading Revisiting PTO Success Rates in the NHL
As the leaves turn to yellow, Flames fans finally got their first look at their team this season. Most of the veterans stayed home in Calgary to face the mostly rookie Vancouver squad, while the generally younger Flames went to Victoria to face the more established Canucks. In Calgary, the veterans got out to a … Continue reading (Pre-season) About Last Night #1: Split Squads, Mixed Results
For two days now, the Flames' have stuck with the same lines in training camp. Matthew Tkachuk is still without a contract, but should his holdout extend into the season, there's a decent chance the lines we've been seeing these past couple days are the same ones the Flames roll against the Colorado Avalanche on … Continue reading Steady training camp lines could hint at Flames’ opening night lineup
The Calgary Flames have re-signed Andrew Mangiapane to a one-year, two-way contract worth $715K. As training camp continues, the correct pieces are falling into place for the Flames. https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/1173348535976153088 Breaking down Mangiapane's offensive contributions Using the TWC Player Offensive Evaluation tool, let's take a look at what this could potentially mean for the Flames' offensive … Continue reading Calgary Flames re-sign Andrew Mangiapane to one-year, two-way contract