Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

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

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…

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TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 1. October 15, 2018.

Welcome back to the new and improved TWC Power Rankings! This season we will be continuing our weekly power ranking series, but with a completely new take. We think will be able to provide a much more analytical look at the state of the NHL on week to week basis using our own developed model…

Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand pose for a picture at the All Star Game in Columbus

The NHL has a longstanding reputation of being a tough league. Players were always lauded for their size, grit and toughness. A set of grinders was seen as an essential part of every team’s lineup, despite their ability to actually play the game of hockey. If they generated a fight, that was a roster spot…

Arena Attendance Series Part 4: The Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division contains teams that are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup and also teams that are the middle of rebuilding. Attendance will definitely fluctuate depending on the how good a team is at home, and the Atlantic has a few great examples of how different factors can also come into play for…

The history of NHL final scores

Throughout the history of the NHL, 55,465 regular season games and 4,334 playoff games have been played. The league will see its 60,000 game in early November this coming season. How exactly can the entire history of the league be shown in just a few charts? Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) recently posted some baseball charts detailing…

Gaudreau’s Whippy Stick Has Flex Appeal

Johnny Gaudreau is one of the most exciting players in the National Hockey League. A creative puck handler with tremendous vision and hockey sense. Speedy, slippery, poised and patient. Gaudreau has more than earned the nickname “Johnny Hockey” since going to the Calgary Flames with their fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft. Three times an…

The curious case of the Detroit Red Wings’ roster

Yesterday, Karim (@karimkurji) broke down NHL team rosters based on how each team obtained their players. One team in particular raised some eyebrows: As of today, the Detroit Red Wings currently ice zero players acquired via a trade.That’s not to say Ken Holland hasn't been busy — the Red Wings have made 10 trades since…

Breaking down each team’s roster by acquisition method

After a mediocre first half of the season, the Calgary Flames decided to shake things up by making a flurry of roster moves. They dealt goaltender Eddie Lack to the New Jersey Devils, moved top prospect Tyler Parsons to the AHL, and recalled centre Marek Hrivik to the NHL. Hrivik, who posted 29 points in…

How to Win #Flames1stGoal

One of the most universal human experiences involves logging onto Twitter and making a guess for the Calgary Flames’ #Flames1stGoal contest. Every single game day, you select a player in hopes of being right, and more importantly, scoring those coveted tickets to a home game. There are many strategies for picking the first goal scorer.…