Who should be Canada’s team in the 2019 NHL Playoffs?

We're midway through the second round of the playoffs, and there are no Canadian teams still in contention for the Stanley Cup. Officially, the Stanley Cup drought for Canadian teams is at 26 years, with no team hoisting the trophy since 1993 when the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings. Now that the Calgary…

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Breaking down each team’s roster by nationality

Team Sweden centre Mikael Backlund takes a shot against Swiss goaltender Leonardo Genoni

About a year ago, TWC did a breakdown for every team in the NHL based on the acquisition method used to acquire each player on their roster. It was interesting to see how different teams chose to use one method over another, and how that could relate to the level of success they experienced. An…

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

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

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…

Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity

In sports, trades are inevitable. There is a good chance your favourite player on your favourite team will one day play for another team. But what happens when a player plays for different country? Pride and glory for one nation, heartbreak for another. There are few pains greater than seeing the wrong flag draped over…