Arena Attendance Series Recap

  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…

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Arena Attendance Series Part 2: The Central Division

When it comes to the arena attendance and the Central Division, some of the most consistent fans fill up these venues. Undeniably, the Central has had perennial Stanley Cup contenders that have dominated the league. From the Chicago Blackhawks’ three championships, to the emergence of the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, not to mention the…

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…

About Last Night #23: Redemption in Denver

After dropping a 6-4 decision to the Dallas Stars the night before, the Flames bounced back against the Colorado Avalanche on last night in a big way. The Flames scored two goals in the final minute of the second period which led to a 3-2 victory. In the final game of their six-game road trip,…

About Last Night #22: Down in Dallas

The Calgary Flames gave up three separate leads in their bout against the Dallas Stars. One day removed from American Thanksgiving, the Stars were probably adding the Flames' defensemen onto their list of things they're thankful for. On multiple occasions, the Flames were unable to clear the puck from their zone and instead gifted the…

About Last Night #21: Feeling Blue in Ohio

It was a night to forget for the Calgary Flames as they fell 1-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime. After appearing nearly unbeatable in extra time the last few seasons, a costly TJ Brodie turnover led to the only goal of the game, reducing the Flames' overtime record to 12-3 over the last…

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…

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #12

Opponent Sunday: Washington Capitals @ CGY Result  After losing four of their past five games, the Calgary Flames were in dire need of a positive outing for their Halloween game against the Washington Capitals. Small tweaks were made to the group to address Friday's listless effort, mainly by the reinsertion of Brett Kulak and Curtis Lazar…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #11

Opponent Friday: Dallas Stars vs CGY Result  The Calgary Flames should have easily handled a tired Dallas Stars team. Yet they could not put together a win in front of the home crowd, falling to 1-4 in the Saddledome. Hopefully they start getting wins at home because last night was the first game of a seven…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #10

Opponent Wednesday: St. Louis Blues @ STL Result  Exactly a year ago, Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik met a new linemate named Matthew Tkachuk. After a full season's worth of playing time together, 3M came to St. Louis with intentions of showing why they've been the best line in the league. What better way to…