Understanding the stats in TWC’s About Last Night recaps

Our About Last Night articles try to provide a comprehensive overview of each and every Calgary Flames game. We dissect the key moments from the game, using a mix of what we saw on the ice and what the statistics told us about the game. We know that stats are not everyone's cup of tea, … Continue reading Understanding the stats in TWC’s About Last Night recaps

Calgary Flames Third Quarter Report Cards: Defensemen

Earlier this week, we unveiled the Forward Report Cards for the third quarter of the season so today we turn my attention to the blue line. This quarter started with the Flames' 5-2 loss at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks on December 29th 2019, and ended with a 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks … Continue reading Calgary Flames Third Quarter Report Cards: Defensemen

Calgary Flames Third Quarter Report Cards: Forwards

It has been a little over a week since the Flames ended their third quarter, so thanks for the patience, but I am excited to finally dig into the report cards for the third quarter. This quarter will take the 21 games from December 29th 2019, to February 18th, 2020. The Flames went 11-9-1 in … Continue reading Calgary Flames Third Quarter Report Cards: Forwards

Calgary Flames Midterm Report Cards: Defence

Earlier this week we dished out some midterm report cards to the forward crew of the Calgary Flames! Today we are turning our attention to the defensive corps of the Flames. Just like the forwards, these rankings are generated from the statistics compiled from Game 21 (November 13th, a 3-1 loss to Dallas) to Game … Continue reading Calgary Flames Midterm Report Cards: Defence

Calgary Flames midterm report cards: Forwards

Unfortunately we are a few games late for the true midterm report cards, but with the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, we thought it would be a good idea to dish out some grades for the Flames for the second quarter. The rankings are made up from statistics gathered from Game 21 … Continue reading Calgary Flames midterm report cards: Forwards

Calgary Flames Quarterly Report Cards: Defence

Earlier this week we gave report cards out to the Calgary Flames forwards and now we will turn our attention to the defensive corps. Before we get into the ratings, it is important to remember that we are all privileged to watch, write, and read about hockey, not to mention play it. TJ Brodie suffered … Continue reading Calgary Flames Quarterly Report Cards: Defence

Calgary Flames first quarter report cards: Forwards

Having just finished their 20th game of the season, the Calgary Flames have finished one quarter of the regular season. After a rocky start to the season, it finally feels like the team is finding some consistency and is starting to play like the team they were last season. While a lot has been made … Continue reading Calgary Flames first quarter report cards: Forwards

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

Johnny Gaudreau poses with the Lady Byng Trophy he won in 2017.

Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

When the Calgary Flames selected Johnny Gaudreau 104th overall in the 2011 Draft, they had no idea how big of an impact he would make in the NHL. Listed generously at 5’-9” and 175 pounds, the 2018 version of Gaudreau is, if you can believe it, bigger, and stronger than the one who slipped on … Continue reading Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL