TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 1. October 14, 2018.

Welcome back to the new and improved TWC Power Rankings! This season we will be continuing our weekly power ranking series, but with a completely new take. We think will be able to provide a much more analytical look at the state of the NHL on week to week basis using our own developed model…

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The ins and outs of the Calgary Flames opening night roster

Calgary Flames practising at the Rogers Arena prior to their 2018-19 season opener on October 3, 2018.

The Calgary Flames open their season on the road against the Vancouver Canucks. Eight players from last season are no longer a part of the organization, and seven players will make their official Flames debut. Ryan Pike of FlamesNation wrote an article about how the opening roster has changed from previous years, and this season…

Arena Attendance Series Recap

Data visualization of NHL arena attendances of all 31 teams during the 2017-18 regular season.

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog. Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part 2:…

Arena Attendance Series Part 3: The Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division, home to the last three Stanley Cup winners, has been as competitive as ever. In 2017-18, the Metropolitan took five of eight Eastern Conference playoff spots. The Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Flyers locking in the top Metropolitan seeds, while the Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils snuck right into…

About Last Night #45: Flames enter bye week on seven game win streak

The Calgary Flames wrapped up their road trip with a 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Having won the previous six games, the Flames extended their season-long winning streak to seven, and moved into second place in the Pacific Division, eighth overall in the NHL, and 11 points ahead of the Oilers despite…

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…

Weekly Win Column: Week 4

What a week in the NHL. Erik Karlsson returned and to nobody's surprise is back to dominating the league. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are the NHL's clear dynamic duo, sitting first and second in overall point production. The New Jersey Devils sit atop the Metropolitan Division, looking down at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #8

Opponent Minnesota Wild @ CGY Result  After a listless effort against Carolina, and a thorough lashing from Glen Gulutzan, the Calgary Flames were back in action on Saturday night at home against the Minnesota Wild. The team came out flying in the first period, dominating the game and generating 18 shots on goal. The Flames…

About Last Night: Thoughts on Game #7

Opponent Carolina Hurricanes vs CGY Result  Coming off a four day break, the Calgary Flames were not ready for this one. The Carolina Hurricanes were better in almost every aspect of the game, out shooting the Flames 33-26 and winning the game by a final score of 2-1. Jeff Skinner gave the Flames a serious…

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.…