CALGARY, ALBERTA - JANUARY 18: Mikael Backlund #11 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Optimising the Calgary Flames’ second power play unit

The Calgary Flames got off to a good start to their season and immediately had a long break in the schedule. It gives them time to tinker with things that are working and things that are not. To be fair, with such a small sample of games it's hard to say which team trends will … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Optimising the Calgary Flames’ second power play unit

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

The Calgary Flames are seeing early positive results from their new forward lines

Three games in and the Calgary Flames have yet to lose a game in regulation. For a team that has struggled out the gate for the last number of seasons, this is a huge step forward. While they made a number of personnel changes going into the season, the real change was the re-designing of … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are seeing early positive results from their new forward lines

Dillon Dube (Calgary Flames) talks hockey with The Win Column (thewincolumn.ca) in an interview. Featured image depicts a mock up of Dube in a video call setting.

New top-line winger Dillon Dube talks about why he’s ready to play a big role this year for the Flames

In the Calgary Flames' season opener against the Winnipeg Jets last night, the team that was sent over the boards looked significantly different from the one fans last saw in the 2020 playoffs. Of course, the offseason brought with it several important personnel changes, including a trio of former Vancouver Canucks and a new all-star … Continue reading New top-line winger Dillon Dube talks about why he’s ready to play a big role this year for the Flames

New-look lines at Calgary Flames training camp could indicate opening night combinations

Normally, training camp line combinations shouldn't be taken too seriously, especially in the first few days of camp. However, with this year's camp being just 10 days long, what we see on the ice matters a lot more. Head Coach Geoff Ward has stayed true to his word and looks to be testing out new … Continue reading New-look lines at Calgary Flames training camp could indicate opening night combinations

2021 Calgary Flames milestone tracker

Although it is a shortened season, there are a number of Flames who will be looking to break some significant career milestones this season. Some are looking for individual milestones of games played, goals, or assists, while others are looking to move up the Flames' all time record chart. Individual milestones Games played Still young … Continue reading 2021 Calgary Flames milestone tracker

Creating the Calgary Flames’ New Years resolutions

2020 was not a good year for most things. Between a global pandemic, numerous lockdowns, economic uncertainty, and so much more, there were fewer moments of joy for most than there were in previous years. For the Flames, a similar story emerged. A marginal season ended prematurely, and while they won their first round series … Continue reading Creating the Calgary Flames’ New Years resolutions

If Santa and his reindeer were Calgary Flames players

With Christmas upon us and hockey season just weeks away, Flames fans have so many things to be thankful for. For some, Santa and his reindeer delivered Blasty Jerseys and left them under the tree, while for others, he left nothing more than a lump of coal. The iconic image of Santa and his nine … Continue reading If Santa and his reindeer were Calgary Flames players

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 17: Milan Lucic #17 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 17, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Analyzing the best and worst contracts on the Calgary Flames using production per dollar spent

We live in a salary cap world. Every player in the modern NHL is judged not strictly on their play, but on their play relative to their salary. Certain players will score 15 goals and be highly sought after budget players, while many former superstars can still play in the league, but are knocked for … Continue reading Analyzing the best and worst contracts on the Calgary Flames using production per dollar spent

What the Calgary Flames should do with Travis Hamonic

There is a new rumour afoot. As reported by Bob Marjanovich on TSN1040 in Vancouver, Travis Hamonic's name is on the radar of a few NHL teams, specifically the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks. For unknown reasons, the tweet posted by TSN1040 earlier today that garnered quite a lot of interest has since been deleted. … Continue reading What the Calgary Flames should do with Travis Hamonic