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

Does it make sense for the Calgary Flames to trade Derek Ryan?

Two years ago, Derek Ryan had a great season for the Flames. Playing alongside Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane for a good portion of the year, Ryan gave the team a legitimate fourth line that was at times a real weapon for the team. Last season, his production dropped slightly, although not significantly, and Ryan … Continue reading Does it make sense for the Calgary Flames to trade Derek Ryan?

Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few

Getting into the Triple Gold Club in hockey is a coveted achievement, marking the occasion when a hockey player earns all three of an Olympic gold medal, World Championship gold medal, and of course, the Stanley Cup. Earlier this week, Nathan Yau of FlowingData released a data visualisation of EGOT winners, marking the year that … Continue reading Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few

Elias Lindholm of the Calgary Flames celebrating a goal with his teammates.

About Last Night #29: Flames pick up shutout victory against Wild on home ice

The Calgary Flames returned back to the Saddledome to face the Minnesota Wild. After posting a 9-6 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Flames were looking to tighten up their defence while continuing to ride their offensive breakout. The Flames started the period looking much better than the visitors, but both goaltenders were sharp … Continue reading About Last Night #29: Flames pick up shutout victory against Wild on home ice

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

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 … Continue reading Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18