OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 27: A general view of a face-off between the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre on February 27, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

The Flames came into the season looking poised to make a splash in the North Division. Brad Treliving's offseason retooling of the roster was highlighted with the arrival of Jacob Markstrom. The division's structure gave the Flames one of their best opportunities in years to "be in control of their own destiny." Yet, as the … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

“The team is not good enough right now” Breaking down GM Brad Treliving’s talk on Sportsnet 960

Prior to last night's 2-1 loss, GM Brad Treliving sat down with Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 to discuss the season. Through 16 games, the Flames were 8-7-1 and much had, and continues to be made of the team's lackluster start. This interview was incredibly candid, and is well worth a listen for any Flames … Continue reading “The team is not good enough right now” Breaking down GM Brad Treliving’s talk on Sportsnet 960

Breaking down why the Calgary Flames should play Glenn Gawdin

Expectations were sky high for the Calgary Flames going into this season. After a long off-season in which they brought in a bona-fide starting netminder in Jacob Markstrom, a top four defenceman in Chris Tanev, a right handed right winger in Josh Leivo, and more, the Flames looked to be more complete this season than … Continue reading Breaking down why the Calgary Flames should play Glenn Gawdin

Evaluating how Sam Bennett has looked with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan

It has been a weird last week for the Calgary Flames. Last Saturday (January 30th), midway through the game against Montreal, Elliotte Friedman reported that Sam Bennett had requested a trade out of Calgary. The Flames won that game 2-0 and Bennett played primarily with Mikael Backlund and Josh Leivo. On Monday (February 1st), Coach … Continue reading Evaluating how Sam Bennett has looked with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan

The Calgary Flames should consider a defensive shakeup

There have been a lot of storylines for the Calgary Flames so far this season. From the new top line with Lindholm as the centreman, to Sam Bennett trade request, to the surprising excellence of the newly formed Noah Hanifin/Chris Tanev paring, each one has caused waves across the fanbase. However in this, one seems … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should consider a defensive shakeup

Flames Visual Recap 8: Back and forth game ends with a Calgary shootout victory courtesy of Gaudreau

The Calgary Flames headed to Winnipeg for their first tilt in a three-game set versus the Jets. The Jets will be playing this mini-series without Pierre-Luc Dubois due to quarantine, while the Flames currently have a healthy and full roster. The game got off to an unfortunate start for Calgary, as Kyle Connor scored twice … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 8: Back and forth game ends with a Calgary shootout victory courtesy of Gaudreau

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 30: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 30, 2021 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Getting thoughts on Calgary’s start to the 2021 season

Sunday Census has been revamped the 2020-21 season, where we'll be posting polls on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram revolving around a central question or theme. Be sure to check out all three platforms to participate in each week's set of polls! Top Duos to begin the season https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1355188956065882112?s=20 Among the options listed, it was a … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Getting thoughts on Calgary’s start to the 2021 season

CALGARY, ALBERTA - JANUARY 18: Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Calgary Flames skates against Tanner Pearson #70 of the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

The new season is upon us, and I am super excited to debut a new project this year. Friday Flames Notebook will be a weekly column that will come out at the end of every week, and will feature a number of my observations from throughout the week. The subject matter will vary, from analytics … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 14: Andrew Copp #9 of the Winnipeg Jets stands between goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 and Juuso Valimaki #6 of the Calgary Flames as they keep an eye on the play during first period action at the Bell MTS Place on January 14, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)

Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes

The 2021 season is underway and the Calgary Flames are off to a great start. The Flames dropped their season opener in overtime to the Winnipeg Jets, bounced back to shutout the Canucks back in the Saddledome, and had an offensive surge to win their second straight against Vancouver. Now with a 2-0-1 record, Calgary … Continue reading Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes

Flames Sunday Census: Polling how the Calgary Flames should deploy Chris Tanev

Chris Tanev will play a huge role for the Calgary Flames in the upcoming season. Touted for being one of the best defensive defencemen in the league, there will be eyes on him to see if he lives up to his expectations. How will the Flames best utilise him for the upcoming 2020-21 season? We … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Polling how the Calgary Flames should deploy Chris Tanev