TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 1. October 14, 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…

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GMBT: General Manager of Bad Timing

When thinking of the NHL’s general manager pool, there are varying levels of quality associated with them. There are the upper echelon, the can-do-no-wrong, well respected GMs that are hard to find, then there are the candidates who seem to be maligned for every decision. Then somewhere between those two types, is a middle ground…

Arena Attendance Series Recap

Data visualization of NHL arena attendances of all 31 teams during the 2017-18 regular season.

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog. Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part 2:…

Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division

As the 2018-19 NHL regular season draws closer and closer, the excitement amongst fans is reaching an offseason high. Which team in the league has the most fans willing to make their way to their local arena and watch NHL hockey in person night in and night out? To get a better idea, I decided…

About Last Night #45: Flames enter bye week on seven game win streak

The Calgary Flames wrapped up their road trip with a 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Having won the previous six games, the Flames extended their season-long winning streak to seven, and moved into second place in the Pacific Division, eighth overall in the NHL, and 11 points ahead of the Oilers despite…

About Last Night #41: Fire and fury from Flames as Ducks fall in Calgary

The Calgary Flames started the game off with a first period to remember. After Glen Gulutzan's hammer throw trials for the 2020 Olympics, the Flames put together one of their most dominant first periods this season. The Anaheim Ducks barely mustered any measurable momentum, going long stretches without shot attempts. The Flames earned an early…

About Last Night #40: Fast and furious Flames cause Kings to crumble

The Calgary Flames started off slowly, and were poised to play their trademarked "half-asleep until ten minutes left in the third" brand of hockey, but instead they woke up well before the first period was half over. Being down 2-0 after 20 was not indicative of how quickly they turned the game around. They thoroughly…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 9 – Holiday Wish List Edition

The Win Column Power Rankings is a weekly feature that will highlight the current rankings of all the NHL teams during that specific week. While their place in the standings will be taken into affect, each team’s’ weekly performances will have the greater effect on how high, or low, they end up ranking. It's officially…

Weekly Win Column: Week 3

What a week in the NHL. The Vegas Golden Knights finally earned their first loss in franchise history, the last team to shed undefeated status. Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin are still scoring lots of goals, and the Edmonton Oilers look like a shadow of the team who shutout the Calgary Flames on day one.…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 2

The Win Column Power Rankings is a weekly feature that will highlight the current rankings of all the NHL teams during that specific week. While their place in the standings will be taken into affect, each team's’ weekly performances will have the greater effect on how high, or low, they end up ranking. We officially…