How the Flames have fared for December star selections

Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Calgary Flames and teammates celebrate their 6-5 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers after an NHL game on December 12, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary held first place in the Pacific Division for the entirety of December, and ascended their way atop the entire NHL. Thanks to spectacular play from their top players, they find themselves having one of their first halves in franchise history. The Flames were scheduled for 14 games in December and out of 42…

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Sunday Census: Matthew Tkachuk money, Michael Frolik drama, and re-drafting 2011

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Sunday Census: the Hamilton trade revisited, trade deadline acquisitions, and desired seven game series

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Sunday Census: Epic comebacks and signing Matthew Tkachuk

Matthew Tkachuk celebrates goal

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About Last Night #31: Flames’ win streak ends with shutout loss to Oilers

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames takes a sharp angle shot on Mikko Koskinen of the Edmonton Oilers. December 9, 2018.

The Calgary Flames woke up yesterday morning atop the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. They were on a five game winning streak and despite a difficult schedule and set to play their third game in four nights, had a chance to rise to second overall in the NHL with a win over their rival…

Sunday Census: Mikael Backlund, suspension concerns, and Battle of Alberta questions

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1071077962097688578…

About Last Night #20: Tkachuk and Rittich lead Flames to thrilling victory against Oilers

The first edition of the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers this season did not disappoint. It was mean. It was nasty. And boy, was it fun. With David Rittich in net, the Flames were looking to rebound from a bad stretch where they had lost three of their last four…

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…

Weekly Win Column: Week 7

What a week in the NHL. The Vadim Shipachyov saga has finally concluded with his repayment of his $2M signing bonus and a "voluntary" retirement from the NHL. His frustration and apparent feud with the Vegas Golden Knights is unlikely to blow over just yet, however. After returning to Russia, Shipachyov sounded off about how…

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…