Exploring options for the Flames’ next starting goalie

The Calgary Flames seem to be involved in every single trade and signing rumour. Brad Treliving has never been afraid to make big moves, and after a season that saw the Flames bow out of the playoffs in the first round yet again, there is the expectation that big changes are coming for the Flames. … Continue reading Exploring options for the Flames’ next starting goalie

Calgary Flames 5v5 arena-adjusted shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs Shots grouped by playoff series, Calgary distances shown on the positive y-axis, opponent distances shown the the negative y-axis. Shots are labelled as goals, shots, or misses. Chart by Bill Tran of thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ 5v5 shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs

The Calgary Flames made it through ten games during the 2020 Playoffs. In those ten games, the team showed glimpses of both greatness and mediocrity. On one hand, the Flames had a stellar goaltending performance courtesy of Cam Talbot, a couple players really stepped up their game, including Andrew Mangiapane, Dillon Dube, and even Milan … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ 5v5 shot distances in the 2020 Playoffs

Recapping the news and notes from the Flames ‘virtual’ locker cleanout

After being eliminated in six games on Thursday evening to the Dallas Stars, the Flames were finally back in action. That is of course on the annual "locker cleanout" or "garbage bag day" that the Flames hosted virtually this year due to obvious reasons. There were lots of important topics covered by a wide range … Continue reading Recapping the news and notes from the Flames ‘virtual’ locker cleanout

Comparing the Calgary Flames’ starts in 2018 and 2019

After finishing first in the Pacific Division, first in the Western Conference, and second in the NHL through 82 regular season games last year, the Calgary Flames are floundering out the gate. They sit at a 6-6-2 record, good for just sixth place in the Pacific, ninth in the West, and 17th overall. They haven't … Continue reading Comparing the Calgary Flames’ starts in 2018 and 2019

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

Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers tracking a hockey puck mid-game. Photo by Jason Franson/The Canadian Press.

Is Cam Talbot the right man for the Flames’ job?

It has become a yearly tradition for Calgary Flames fans to sit around at the end of June and wonder: who is going to be playing in net next season? Ever since the retirement of Miikka Kiprusoff, the Flames have yet to have an established number one goaltender they can rely on for extended seasons. … Continue reading Is Cam Talbot the right man for the Flames’ job?

Pekka Rinne celebrates a win in Nashville

Active NHL goaltenders and their tendency to earn shutouts

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

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #9

Opponent Tuesday: Nashville Predators @ NSH     Result  It's not about how you start, its how you finish. The Flames were visiting Smashville last night in hopes of righting a two game slide. The team got off to a terrible start, with Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi both scoring power play goals less than … Continue reading About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #9

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 … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 2

Inside the Boxscore: 2016-2017 NHL Season

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