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TWC Power Rankings 2021: Week 1

Welcome back to the new and improved 2021 TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings 2021: Week 1

Making sense of a Pierre-Luc Dubois trade for the Calgary Flames

Although the new divisional alignment and ongoing pandemic may halt trade activity this season, there is no slowing down the rumors. Just a few games into the current campaign, a number of high value players have rumored to be on the block. The likes of Keith Yandle, Jack Roslovic, and of course Patrik Laine have … Continue reading Making sense of a Pierre-Luc Dubois trade for the Calgary Flames

Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

The World Juniors officially kicked off yesterday. Two Flames prospects were in action in the nightcap between USA and Russia. Game recap In a game billed as a battle between two of the top goalies in the tournament, both started off shaky. The Russians got on the board first, with Vasili Ponomaryov, a Carolina Hurricanes' … Continue reading Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

Zach Werenski defends John Tavares in the NHL return to play

Using expected goals to identify five players to avoid in fantasy this year

Continued news of the NHL season potentially starting in January brings with it the fantasy hockey season as well. With training camps expected to open after Christmas, fantasy drafts and preparations will be fast approaching. This brings the annual tradition of scouring through rankings and lists to find the best sleepers to gain an advantage … Continue reading Using expected goals to identify five players to avoid in fantasy this year

Early Stanley Cup favourites based on divisional realignment proposals

It's common knowledge that the NHL has full intention of bringing on the 2020-21 season. Navigating the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic for professional sports that include team-to-team contact and multi-city travel makes for a complex task. A part of the planning includes the idea of separating Canadian teams into an all-Canadian division and splitting … Continue reading Early Stanley Cup favourites based on divisional realignment proposals

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

Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The Calgary Flames made a number of moves over the past week since the completion of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. They lost a number of lineup regulars from last season, while also adding a number one goaltender in Jacob Markstrom and a solid defensive defenseman in Chris Tanev. There were handful of other decisions … Continue reading Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning played both the most and least efficient games in the past five postseasons

The Tampa Bay Lightning have had some uniquely noteworthy games already so far in the 2020 playoffs. They opened their postseason campaign with a quintuple overtime game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Most recently, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Islanders resulted in a lopsided win for the Lightning. These … Continue reading The 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning played both the most and least efficient games in the past five postseasons

Visualising team scoring across the NHL at the time of the COVID-19 pause

It's been ten days since there was an NHL hockey game. It's felt way longer, hasn't it? There's undoubtedly been much more time to look back at what's ensued so far in the 2019-20 NHL season as we are all making do without sports. Let's keep up the social distancing and explore some stories of … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL at the time of the COVID-19 pause

Visualising team scoring across the NHL halfway through the 2019-20 season

The 2019-20 regular season has officially passed its halfway point, as 638 of 1271 total regular season games have been played by the end of January 2, 2020. Now was a good a time as any to take a look at how Point Share Shells so far this season have turned out. Looking at the … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL halfway through the 2019-20 season