CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

How the Flames have fared for February star selections

Resuming hockey after the all-star break this season brought back shades of the last, bringing back haunting memories where things seemed to slip for the 2017-18 Calgary Flames. Despite a questionable start to February, the 2018-19 Flames shook off their demons and got back on track. They finished the month still first in the Western … Continue reading How the Flames have fared for February star selections

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Matthew Tkachuk #19 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

How the Flames have fared for January star selections

The Calgary Flames at this point in the season are probably switching their focus towards gunning for the Presidents' Trophy. The Tampa Bay Lightning are within reach and if things line up for the Flames, then there might be good reason to celebrate come April. The Flames only played 11 games in January, given the … Continue reading How the Flames have fared for January star selections

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

The Calgary Flames celebrate a first period goal against the Boston Bruins. Michael Frolik fist bumps Sam Bennett as he skates by the bench.

About Last Night #6: Flames light up Bruins to reach 4-2-0 record

It was marijuana legalization day in Canada, and apparently the Boston Bruins thought it would be a great idea to hop across the border to get lit up by the Calgary Flames. All joking aside, the Bruins entered last night's contest as one of the league's best teams. The Flames, coming off of a marvelous … Continue reading About Last Night #6: Flames light up Bruins to reach 4-2-0 record

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Every season, more and more players from different countries pack their bags and lace their skates to play in the NHL. What once was a sport that was heavily saturated with Canadians, is now a league filled with players from around the world. In 2017-18, Canadians made up 45.3% of the league; the third consecutive … Continue reading Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

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

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

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

Why the Calgary Flames’ Window is Wide Open

When Brad Treliving signed his multi-year extension this past summer, Calgary Flames fans rejoiced in a collective happy dance. The heir to the Boston Pizza kingdom has served more than his fair share of mouthwatering cap-friendly contracts, and delivered on his promise of making the Flames competitive again. He gave us Dougie Hamilton and Travis … Continue reading Why the Calgary Flames’ Window is Wide Open