The Calgary Flames found a gem of a goaltender in David Rittich. Despite only playing 52 career games, he's had a rapid ascent into the hearts of many fans, earning the nickname "Big Save Dave" as he backstopped the Flames to victory time and time again this season. With Rittich's campaign going so well, comparisons … Continue reading From Kipper to Ritter: How have the Flames managed their starting goalies?
Jonathan Quick recently recorded his 300th career win after 575 games played. As if that milestone wasn't enough to earn applaud, his 300th win was also his 51st shutout. That's works out to one shutout for every six starts over his career, which equates to earning a shutout in 17.0% of all his wins. Photo … Continue reading Active NHL goaltenders and their tendency to earn shutouts
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 … Continue reading GMBT: General Manager of Bad Timing
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 … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 9 – Holiday Wish List Edition
The Flames found themselves in a 3-1 hole at the end of the first period, but managed to battle back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime yesterday afternoon. This was the first time ex-Flames goaltender Brian Elliott faced his old teammates, and was burned for five goals in the Flyers loss. Mike Smith made his … Continue reading About Last *Afternoon* #19: Monahan Scores Hatty against Elliott
To start off their six game road trip, the Calgary Flames visited the Little Caesar's Arena for their second and final matchup of the season against the Detroit Red Wings. With starting goalie Mike Smith injured, Eddie Lack got his second start of the season. Things went south rather quickly as the Flames found themselves … Continue reading About Last Night #18: The Flames got Torched
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 … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 2
With the abundance of metrics tracked in an NHL game nowadays, analyzing and understanding the data itself is a difficult task. With the fluidity in the sport of hockey, many different stats, methods, and models are applied in hopes of providing valuable insight. The challenge in presenting data to promote meaningful discussion is that it … Continue reading Inside the Boxscore: 2016-2017 NHL Season