Steady training camp lines could hint at Flames’ opening night lineup

For two days now, the Flames' have stuck with the same lines in training camp. Matthew Tkachuk is still without a contract, but should his holdout extend into the season, there's a decent chance the lines we've been seeing these past couple days are the same ones the Flames roll against the Colorado Avalanche on … Continue reading Steady training camp lines could hint at Flames’ opening night lineup

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CALGARY, AB - APRIL 11: Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche in Game One of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Calgary Flames re-sign Andrew Mangiapane to one-year, two-way contract

The Calgary Flames have re-signed Andrew Mangiapane to a one-year, two-way contract worth $715K. As training camp continues, the correct pieces are falling into place for the Flames. https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/1173348535976153088 Breaking down Mangiapane's offensive contributions Using the TWC Player Offensive Evaluation tool, let's take a look at what this could potentially mean for the Flames' offensive … Continue reading Calgary Flames re-sign Andrew Mangiapane to one-year, two-way contract

Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

In case you missed it, today is the day that teams officially report to training camp. The majority of the day consisting of fitness testing with on-ice sessions beginning on Friday, but it is still the first official event that signifies it's time to truly start gearing up for the NHL season. The Calgary Flames, … Continue reading Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 29: Michael Stone #26 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on March 29, 2017 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Calgary Flames sign Michael Stone to one-year, $700k deal

The Calgary Flames signed recently bought-out defenceman Michael Stone to a one year deal worth $700K. It comes as a surprise seeing as it's been just a little over a month since the organisation seemingly decided to part ways with the blue-liner. https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/1171884066116759552 Breaking down STONE'S offensive contributions Using the TWC Player Offensive Evaluation tool, … Continue reading Calgary Flames sign Michael Stone to one-year, $700k deal

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 21: Andrew Mangiapane #88, TJ Brodie #7 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game on March 21, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Which Flames can we expect to score more next year?

The Calgary Flames were an offensive force to be reckoned with last season. They scored the second most goals in the NHL with 289, and were just one of three teams that averaged over 3.50 goals per game. On a player basis, the Flames had three players hit the 30 goal mark, five hit the … Continue reading Which Flames can we expect to score more next year?

Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

The dog days of the summer are coming to a close, and the 2019-20 season couldn't come any sooner. With just over a month remaining before training camps get underway, the Calgary Flames' roster looks to be somewhat set. Barring the results of the Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane contracts, the Flames should just have … Continue reading Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

Calgary Flames 2018-19 Shot and Goal Distances beeswarm plot. Data visualisation showing the distribution of shot distances between a shot attempt by a forward and the net.

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

The Calgary Flames scored a lot the past year. En route to clinching the 2019 Western Conference regular season, they scored 289 goals, which was good for a tie for second in the league with the San Jose Sharks. Only the Tampa Bay Lightning scored more with 325 goals. To score as many goals as … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19