A look back at the Calgary Flames’ record versus other Canadian teams

The all-Canadian division is here! This week, we've heard many reports of the NHL returning in mid-January 2021, with a complete divisional realignment due to differing COVID-19 restrictions across Canada and the United States. The new divisional alignment includes the long rumoured all-Canadian division, merging former Pacific Division teams the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and … Continue reading A look back at the Calgary Flames’ record versus other Canadian teams

Predicting how the NHL playoffs would look with an all-Canadian division

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is wide speculation that when the NHL does return for the 2020-21 season, it will be in a dramatically different form than in years past. In the Return-to-Plan (RTP) that happened a few months ago to award the Stanley Cup, teams, most of whom are based in the United … Continue reading Predicting how the NHL playoffs would look with an all-Canadian division

Dustin Wolf on training hard and making the Calgary Flames roster as soon as possible

During the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, 217 players were selected. It took all the way until the 214th pick, nearly at the end of the seven round before goaltender Dustin Wolf was selected by the Calgary Flames. After his 2018-19 campaign with the Everett Silvertips, Wolf's resume was as impressive as they come for goaltenders. … Continue reading Dustin Wolf on training hard and making the Calgary Flames roster as soon as possible

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

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Pacific Division from Weeks 1 through 9.

TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

The 2018-19 NHL season is rapidly approaching the mid-way mark. Stanley Cup favourites have differentiated themselves from the rest of the league, the foggy playoff picture has cleared up more and more with each passing game, and all the same, anything can happen by the end of the regular season. Now is a good a … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

Elias Lindholm celebrates a goal with Johnny Gaudreau, Travis Hamonic, Sean Monahan, and Noah Hanifin.

How the Flames have fared for November star selections

The second month of the season concluded with the Calgary Flames comfortably in a playoff spot. As the calendar flipped over to December, they were first the Pacific with games in hand to boot. They entered December with a 15-9-2 record. How did star selections look for them in November? In 13 games played, 39 … Continue reading How the Flames have fared for November star selections

About Last Night #19: Flames lack NHL goaltender, lose to Canadiens

Surely we aren't about to recap a game that had similar issues as in the past right? The Calgary Flames were back in action on home ice after another lengthy break between games, playing host to the Montreal Canadiens. Having fell to them earlier in the season, the Flames were looking to even the season series … Continue reading About Last Night #19: Flames lack NHL goaltender, lose to Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 23: Paul Byron #41 of the Montreal Canadiens misses the net against goaltender David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on October 23, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

About Last Night #9: Flames deliver embarrassing effort in loss to Canadiens

  The Calgary Flames wrapped up a short road trip Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens, a consensus pick among pundits to be among the worst teams in the NHL, had started the season with an impressive 4-1-2 record and a chance to rise to first in the Atlantic with a win over … Continue reading About Last Night #9: Flames deliver embarrassing effort in loss to Canadiens

TWC Power Rankings: Week 9 – Holiday Wish List Edition

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

Weekly Win Column: Week 3

What a week in the NHL. The Vegas Golden Knights finally earned their first loss in franchise history, the last team to shed undefeated status. Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin are still scoring lots of goals, and the Edmonton Oilers look like a shadow of the team who shutout the Calgary Flames on day one. … Continue reading Weekly Win Column: Week 3