It's beginning to look a lot like the NHL season will be cancelled. Just this week, commissioner Gary Bettman was interviewed by NBCSN, and discussed the possibility that if there are still games that will be played this season, they could happen in neutral locations away from regular home rinks. There has also been the … Continue reading Draft day questions looming if the NHL season is cancelled
TWC wishes everyone good health and hopes everyone is staying safe. It is looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will return to action this season. With that in mind, we wanted to hand out NHL awards to Flames players. We took all of the league awards and awarded them to the most deserving Flame. Some … Continue reading Handing out NHL Awards to Flames players
The Calgary Flames of 2019-20 are quite different from the team they were last year. That includes their shootout performance too. In 2018-19, the Flames went 0-4 in the shootout. This season, they're 6-1. How did they turn the script inside out with such a drastic difference in the shootout? Let's breakdown what ensued during … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ 2019-20 shootout successes
Trying to find a competent goalie is one of the most complex tasks of an NHL GM. Numerous goalies have been selected in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and while some like Carey Price and Marc-Andre Fleury have been standout success stories, others like Chet Pickard and Marc Visentin are more likely … Continue reading How smart is it to draft a goalie?
Calgary, unfortunately, is not usually a go-to destination for unrestricted free agents. You don’t generally see the Artemi Panarins, the John Tavareses, the Steven Stamkoses of the world in serious talks with Flames brass about lucrative UFA deals. Personally, I think Calgary has a lot more to offer than people may think, but I digress. … Continue reading Connor Mackey could crack the opening-night lineup
It's been ten days since there was an NHL hockey game. It's felt way longer, hasn't it? There's undoubtedly been much more time to look back at what's ensued so far in the 2019-20 NHL season as we are all making do without sports. Let's keep up the social distancing and explore some stories of … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL at the time of the COVID-19 pause
While the hockey world continues to navigate through the unknown with the 2019-20 season being suspended dueto COVID-19, we continue to hope that appropriate actions and responses can be taken to prevent the virus from further wreaking havoc. With any luck, the NHL won't have to cancel the playoffs like they've resorted to before. Let's … Continue reading Evaluating NHL goaltenders with goals saved above expected — Eastern Conference
There's been a lot made about the "cursed" season that has been the 2019-20 Calgary Flames. Some of it is normal hockey stuff, like contract holdouts and losing streaks. Some of it is hockey (and pro sports in general) no longer being an old boys' club that tolerates racism throughout. Some of it has been … Continue reading Calgary Flames make the wrong choice in refusing to pay employees during COVID-19 pandemic
The hockey world has come to a standstill with the 2019-20 season suspended due to COVID-19. With pretty much everything uncertain, it'll be interesting to see what path the NHL will take amidst this pandemic. Preemptive action should help keep COVID-19 at bay, and we have to credit where it's due: kudos to the league … Continue reading Evaluating NHL goaltenders with goals saved above expected — Western Conference
The deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, is sweeping the globe. Almost all major sports leagues in North American have suspended play, the NHL being among them. Yesterday, the league announced an indefinite suspension of all activities, and left more questions than answers with fans, media, and other stakeholders. With how rapidly the virus can and is … Continue reading What happened the last time an epidemic stopped the NHL?