Visualising Doug Wilson's San Jose Sharks draft picks (2003-2019 NHL Drafts) Tracking the progression of the 120 players drafted by the Sharks during Wilson's tenure as general manager. A data visualisation is shown as a modified alluvial diagram to track player progression.

Visualising the development of San Jose Sharks draft picks made by Doug Wilson

The San Jose Sharks have one of the NHL's longest tenured general managers in Doug Wilson (only the Nashville Predators and David Poile have had a longer such executive relationship). Since being named the Sharks' GM in 2003, Wilson has seen the team win a Presidents' Trophy in 2008-09, make the Stanley Cup Finals in … Continue reading Visualising the development of San Jose Sharks draft picks made by Doug Wilson

Juuso Valimaki is torching the Liiga in an unprecedented way

The Calgary Flames selected Juuso Valimaki in the first round of the 2017 NHL draft. After hitting a home run with Matthew Tkachuk the year before at sixth overall, the Flames were looking to bolster their blueline the next year, and at 16th overall went a little off the board with the Valimaki selection. He … Continue reading Juuso Valimaki is torching the Liiga in an unprecedented way

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

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/1081663022425227265Continue reading Sunday Census: Matthew Tkachuk money, Michael Frolik drama, and re-drafting 2011

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/1075079266591600640Continue reading Sunday Census: the Hamilton trade revisited, trade deadline acquisitions, and desired seven game series

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Pacific Division from Weeks 1 through 9.

TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

The 2018-19 NHL season is rapidly approaching the mid-way mark. Stanley Cup favourites have differentiated themselves from the rest of the league, the foggy playoff picture has cleared up more and more with each passing game, and all the same, anything can happen by the end of the regular season. Now is a good a … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

Sunday Census: Mikael Backlund, suspension concerns, and Battle of Alberta questions

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/1071077962097688578Continue reading Sunday Census: Mikael Backlund, suspension concerns, and Battle of Alberta questions

Weekly Win Column: Week 4

What a week in the NHL. Erik Karlsson returned and to nobody's surprise is back to dominating the league. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are the NHL's clear dynamic duo, sitting first and second in overall point production. The New Jersey Devils sit atop the Metropolitan Division, looking down at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington … Continue reading Weekly Win Column: Week 4

Weekly Win Column: Week 3

What a week in the NHL. The Vegas Golden Knights finally earned their first loss in franchise history, the last team to shed undefeated status. Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin are still scoring lots of goals, and the Edmonton Oilers look like a shadow of the team who shutout the Calgary Flames on day one. … Continue reading Weekly Win Column: Week 3

TWC Power Rankings: Week 2

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. We officially … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 2