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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

WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 14: Matthew Tkachuk #19, Rasmus Andersson #4 and Elias Lindholm #28 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a first period goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammates at the bench at the Bell MTS Place on January 14, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Getting a sense of where the Calgary Flames stand in the North Division

The Calgary Flames are expected to be right in the pack fighting for playoff positioning all season long in the North Division. It's arguably the NHL's tightest division, with a handful of mid-pack teams all north of the border. To see how Flames fans view the team this season, we asked a few questions all … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Getting a sense of where the Calgary Flames stand in the North Division

NHL North Division 2021 Travel Breakdown Infographic. The total kilometres travelled and total trips are counted for Canadian Teams for the 2020-21 season.

NHL North Division 2021 travel breakdown

The NHL is set to return to competitive action this week. Teams are either winding down their training camps, or in some unfortunate cases are back in quarantine. Undoubtedly, there are many challenges associated with starting a regular season while the pandemic is yet to be under control. As spectators, we can only hope those … Continue reading NHL North Division 2021 travel breakdown

A look back at the Calgary Flames’ record versus other Canadian teams

The all-Canadian division is here! This week, we've heard many reports of the NHL returning in mid-January 2021, with a complete divisional realignment due to differing COVID-19 restrictions across Canada and the United States. The new divisional alignment includes the long rumoured all-Canadian division, merging former Pacific Division teams the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and … Continue reading A look back at the Calgary Flames’ record versus other Canadian teams

Evaluating how the Calgary Flames will do in a 56 game regular season based on past results

The NHL looks to be on the cusp of returning, according to reports this week. ESPN's Greg Wyshynski announced the NHL was looking at a 56 game schedule for the 2020-21 season to begin on January 13th. https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1336358018053791744 The Athletic's Pierre Lebrun followed up with a report that a temporary realignment would happen as well, … Continue reading Evaluating how the Calgary Flames will do in a 56 game regular season based on past results

The Calgary Flames returned to practice after the NHL paused for the COVID-19 pandemic

Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

The all-Canadian division talk has been in hockey news circles for many weeks. The big reason for this being travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for anybody who crosses the border, and it looks increasingly like an all-Canadian division will exist in the 2020-21 NHL season. A wrinkle that hasn't been talked about nearly enough is … Continue reading Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

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

Visualising the development of Edmonton Oilers draft picks made by Peter Chiarelli

The Edmonton Oilers are now two drafts removed from Peter Chiarelli's influence. As the last two NHL entry drafts have had current general manager Ken Holland at the Oilers' helm, his fingerprints are starting to show in the Oilers' prospects system. Still, Chiarelli's impact on the Oilers will still be felt for years to come. … Continue reading Visualising the development of Edmonton Oilers draft picks made by Peter Chiarelli

A look at what Chris Tanev brings to the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames haven't made the earth shaking trades many expected after their first-round exit at the hands of the Dallas Stars, but there have been substantial changes to the roster through free agency. Last season was the year of signing ex-Oilers, and this year seems to have followed a similar script, except this time … Continue reading A look at what Chris Tanev brings to the Calgary Flames