VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 7: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Vancouver Canucks and Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers skate up ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 7, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

As the old saying goes, if you're building your team through free agency - you're probably doing it wrong. Sure, on July 1st there is always a huge opportunity for teams to make improvements by signing available free agents. Some come as big ticket players, while others come as depth signings, both inked for the … Continue reading A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

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Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 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 6

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

Road to the Smythe: NHL Playoff Player Rankings – Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 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 4

TWC Playoff Power Rankings: Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the TWC Playoff Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique … Continue reading TWC Playoff Power Rankings: Week 4

Who should be Canada’s team in the 2019 NHL Playoffs?

We're midway through the second round of the playoffs, and there are no Canadian teams still in contention for the Stanley Cup. Officially, the Stanley Cup drought for Canadian teams is at 26 years, with no team hoisting the trophy since 1993 when the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings. Now that the Calgary … Continue reading Who should be Canada’s team in the 2019 NHL Playoffs?