Hot Take Tuesday: There is no roster spot for James Neal

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

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Hot Take Tuesday: Restructuring the Flames’ power play units

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

How the Flames have fared for February star selections

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Resuming hockey after the all-star break this season brought back shades of the last, bringing back haunting memories where things seemed to slip for the 2017-18 Calgary Flames. Despite a questionable start to February, the 2018-19 Flames shook off their demons and got back on track. They finished the month still first in the Western…

About Last Night #66: Flames outworked the Leafs; puck luck leaves them without the win

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 4: The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate after Tyler Ennis #63 (not pictured) scored against the Calgary Flames of during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 4, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames were looking to bounce back from a 4-2 setback against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Coming off a rough outing for Mike Smith, Calgary turned to David Rittich to backstop the Flames against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Oliver Kylington would also draw back into the lineup on the third defensive pairing. The…

Assessing the trade deadline for the Calgary Flames

After months of speculation, countless mock trades, and finally a few hours spent constantly refreshing Twitter, the 2019 NHL trade deadline has come and gone. As of 1 p.m. MST today, teams are now unable to engage in any further transactions for the remainder of the season. This year saw many big names traded extremely…

How the Flames have fared for January star selections

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Matthew Tkachuk #19 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames at this point in the season are probably switching their focus towards gunning for the Presidents' Trophy. The Tampa Bay Lightning are within reach and if things line up for the Flames, then there might be good reason to celebrate come April. The Flames only played 11 games in January, given the…

A mid-season visualisation of Calgary Flames goals by scorer and game-state

The Calgary Flames are having some kind of run in 2018-19. Not only are they second in the NHL standings, they're also second in terms of goals for. At 190 goals scored in 51 games played, they're scoring at a prolific rate of 3.73 goals per game. Historically, in any given hockey game, a team…

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 Flames 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…

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

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/1081663022425227265…

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

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/1075079266591600640…